Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?
How's it going guy. I am a Chicago rap artist by the name of Rude. I'm 26 years old and I have a lyrical and pretty aggressive style when it comes to making Hip Hop. I have hope that one day I can own my own studio.
How would you describe your style and genre?
I would describe my music as intense, very lyrical, and very revolutionary but still having a chaotic Odd Future tone to it, but not satanic or religious mostly just spiritual.
Who are your biggest idols ever? Dead or alive, musician or non-musician.
My biggest idols I would have are a lot of 90's artist such as scarface, outkast, nas, jay-z and bone thugs -n- harmony. I also received influence from Newer artist like Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Mac Miller/ Delusional Thomas.
What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?
I think one of the biggest mistakes I made starting out with my music was kind of giving up, and getting to a place where I didn't want to be an mainstream artist, because of the fact that I want to make my own type of music and be more independent but it felt like that wasn't happening at the time. So the biggest tip I would give a new artist is to not let your mind be your own worst enemy.
How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?
To get gigs do research on people that need to a Performing Artist to perform and ask them if they would like me to perform for them, and that's pretty much about it.
What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
My biggest challenges to get my music out to the best platform in which my music stands for. It's still a work in progress. Like I stated before sometimes my mind can be my worst enemy, in which I say no this media platform not accept it, or saying no that's not the right thing for me and stuff like that. It's still work in progress for me at this point.
How do you promote yourself? Do you have any specific promotion tips for other musicians?
To promote myself at this time I'm just making music, putting it on YouTube and on my Facebook Instagram Etc, and sharing it with friends and family and telling them to spread the word and also doing shows and giving people links to my music. I will tell the new artist just do as much marketing for themselves as they can to get out there, that's the best thing.
We meet again in one year. What has happened?
Well hopefully by then I'll be at a place where I have my own studio and can distribute my own music without any restrictions from a big company possibly. That's where I hope to be. I just hope to be by then making independent music that I can distribute for the world to hear.