Rap on Special w/ Terell Safadi
Let’s check in with rapper Terell Safadi to find out his top performance to date, his goals for the new year, and what advice he has for young artists getting started.
SB (StarBeat): Quick Start: What motivated you to pursue music and how did you get started in the music industry?
TS (Terell Safadi): I was just exposed to the hip hop culture at a Young age and fell in love with it, once I heard 50cent get rich or die trying I decided I wanted to be a be a rapper and starting secretly writing lyrics at 15 and I didn’t record anything until 17. I just felt like I had it in me. I started doing mixtapes and a girlfriend and friend at the time helped me take it serious by shooting music videos and helping me with pitching to blogs.
SB: Speed Bump: What were your biggest challenges during 2017/18 and how did they pay off in 2018?
TS: Biggest challenges were staying patient, a lot of music that cane out in 2018 was from 2016 and 2017. So it was hard to stay patient and strategize. I just wanted all my content to be out for people to consume. It was well worth the wait to see the response from properly executing a release plan.
SB: Aim High: What are your biggest goals you’d like to accomplish by the end of 2019?
TS: My goals are to just keep levelling up and make each release even better than the last. One of my goals is to catch the attention of the industry tastemakers and let them know I’m relentless and talented. Also excited to start new partnerships with brands and play more high profile shows.
SB: Drive: What inspires your music? And what drives you to keep going?
TS: I would say more times than not emotion and real life situations inspire my music. What keeps Me going is just having one life and wanting to live up to my full potential.
SB: Quick Pick: If you had to pick one of your songs as your favourite, which one would it be and why?
TS: ‘All Your Love’ would be my favourite cause of the song writing and because I executed my vision for it. ‘Like You Mean It’ is one that I listen to the most.
SB: Showtime: Of all the performances you’ve done, which performance ranks as number 1 and why?
TS: I performed in Prague once on tour with Onyx a few years ago. I’d have to say that was the craziest, The European fans were crazy and I also had 4 of my really close friends with me.
It was the experience of a life time.
SB: New Age: What advice can you give to artist to help them stand out in the digital age?
TS: Be consistent, put out quality and be yourself. A lot of artists try to copy sounds and looks now. Trying to fit in is the worst way to stand out.
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