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EmCaesar


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Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?


I am EmCaesar, and I am an artist, producer, and audio engineer based out of Chicago. I started off as just a rapper under the moniker of Emcee back in 2011. After putting out a couple projects, I was getting hit up by producers trying to sell me their beats. I remember one time, K.E. on the track told me to pay him 500 dollars for a beat. He didn't want to work with me or anything, so I said "Fuck It. I'll make my own beats." I started off using FL Studio with my friends and became apart of a production duo with my DJ named Regal 3000. We made a couple experimental projects and then I just wanted to focus on finding my actual sound. I spent the past couple years just honing my skills as a rapper, producer, and engineer. I felt I had outgrown my previous moniker of Emcee, and at the time I was extremely into the historical architecture of Greece and Rome. I decided that I wanted to be one of the best to ever do it. Julius Caesar is one of the most legendary rulers and warriors from that time period. I changed Cee to Caesar, and EmCaesar became the next chapter of my musical career.


How would you describe your influences and how have they changed over the years?


I'm highly influenced by the melodies of Fall Out Boy as I was a giant fan of them growing up Also the repititions of James Blake. I love how he uses short sentences to drive home concepts to the listener. Rapping-wise, I'm influenced by Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Do-Or-DIe, Twista, and [Kid] Cudi. Cudi is the guy.

Production Wise; Timbaland, Pharrell, No I.D., MF Doom, Flying Lotus, Mannie Fresh, and Kanye. Also, Chuck Inglish! Cool Kid's Tacklebox was definitely one of the soundtracks to help me understand minimalism and layering just chill ass sounds.


What´s new right now?


Right now I'm working with various artist's as a producer and finishing up my newest project entitled, Perception. Looking at a March release for that. I'm excited to share my newest beats and finally release this project. It's been awhile since I've shared a concept and this will be the first time the public gets to hear me as EmCaesar and not as an immature Emcee.

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Are you a superfan of anyone? How did you become a superfan? Do you remember how you become a fan and what turned you into super fan? Have you ever thought about why you´re such a fan?


I am a super fan of Pharrell Williams. I became a super fan like everyone else did, by banging 'Grindin' out on a desk at school. Once I realized Pharrell impacted a whole generation with some simple drums, I was hooked.

N.E.R.D Seeing Sounds is one of the best albums of all-time to me.

The way Pharrell pushes boundaries and impacts the culture with his designs, he's the g.o.a.t


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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?


My biggest mistake was trying to sing like Drake when I started. Just be yourself and don't sing like Drake.


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How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?



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Do you have good promotion tips for other musicians?



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Do you have insights on how to grow your audience on soundcloud that you want to share with our audience?



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What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?



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How do you personally discover new music?


I personally discover new music by word of mouth and going random on various streaming services. The combination of that keeps my ear fresh and finding a variety of music.


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Once you discovered new music, do you tell others about the new music/artist you discovered? If yes, how exactly?



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What is your number one tip to improve your music production or songwriting skills?



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What is your best tip for those who struggle with finishing their tracks?



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We meet again in one year. What has changed?


1 year from now, I want to be making sustainable income from my music, a Grammy for Perception, have a shoe design ready, and have a set a Lollapalooza.


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http://www.soundcloud.com/emcaesar

https://www.facebook.com/EmCaesar-212175212156656/

http://www.twitter.com/EmCaesars

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