Rap artist Blockboy Gotti discusses his first mixtape, finding his sound, staying independent, the origins of his name, and more!

Musicians / Interviews – Independent Connecticut Hip Hop artist Blockboy Gotti is finally preparing to take the streets by storm in a new mixtape that he’s cooking up that is expected to hit the streets sometime soon. I’ve been getting word of this mixtape for a long while and have been keeping an extra ear out to keep tabs on the progress that’s being made leading up to it’s official release.

_

I finally was able to get Blockboy Gotti to chop it up with me in an interview about all of his latest moves, upcoming projects, the origins of his name, and more. I definitely enjoyed doing this interview and I hope you enjoy reading it!

_

~*~*Inteviews /w Blockboy Gotti*~*~

_

Internet Hollywood: What’s good Gøtti? Welcome to the Internet Hollywood universe. I’m happy to finally be able to chop it up with you about music. I’ve heard a lot of songs from you and I always told you how dope your artistic form of expression is. When did you develop the abilities to write music and what was the thing that made you want to take it seriously and make a career out of it?

_

Gotti: Thank you. You know I appreciate Internet Hollywood for everything Y’all did for me in the past & the present, but honestly, I developed writing music about six years ago. I was going through a rough time with a lot going on in my life so as you can see in my songs that’s my motivation.”

_

Internet Hollywood: Your sounds includes harmonized melodies and verses that reflects the lifestyle of people who that choose the realm of the streets. How hard was it for you to find the sound you were looking for and what convinced you that the sound your using now is the one you wanted to go with?

__

Gotti: Yeah I have always been a fan of the autotune. I was really experimenting until I found my craft and just ran with it. What convinced me that this was my sound was the reaction I got from my neighborhood & all my brothers always motivated me to get on with this music.

_

Internet Hollywood: Now that you have a combination of things that make up your style of music, are you planning on working on any projects to release to the public?

_

Gotti: Yeah, of course, I got a lot in stored, I got a couple singles going to drop got a mixtape coming behind that so just be prepared I’m coming hard this year.”

_

Internet Hollywood: Have you mapped out a set of goals now that your pursuing music as a career goal, and if so, care to share what you’re hoping to achieve on your musical journey?

_

Gotti: My goal right now is to stay independent expand my brand & my label. As in long term, I’m just taking it a day at a time making sure everything is secure and falls into place.

_

Internet Hollywood: What kind of songs should people expect to hear from the first mixtape or album you plan to release and have you thought of any names for it yet?

_

Gotti: I’m mixing it up I’m trying to keep it versatile keep everybody on their toes. So I can’t say too much but I have thought about a couple names but I haven’t decided a particular one so I’m just working in the meantime”

_.

Internet Hollywood: What made choose the name your using to represent you as a music artist?

_

Gotti: Honestly I build my name up in the streets so I wanted to keep it meaning full to something I came up from.

_

Internet Hollywood: When the smoke clears and your projects get released, what kind of message are you hoping to send to the new listeners that hear your voice for the very first time?

_

Gotti: I’m just trying to give my perspective on things & just show that any body can put some foot work in and get what they want .

_

Internet Hollywood: Last question, It is very clear that music continues to change as it evolves on the international scale. There have been many sounds that have found its way through our airwaves or on the front screen of our phones through social media platforms, like Youtube. This also has brought a gigantic wave of critics that have strong opinions on the new kind of music that’s out. What are your thoughts on how music has changed over the years and do you feel it has gotten better or worse?

_

Gotti: I really was raised up of lyrics, punch lines, spitting on the porch with your peoples. This new wave of music just open doors for a lot of young people like me, so I’ll rather take advantage now & push my brand and my label then worry about the next critic cuz everybody has something to say whether it’s good or bad you just have to know how to take that constructive criticism and turn it positive.

_

Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Gotti!

__

~*~*Photos*~*~

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *