Freshie Talks How He Got His Music Heard, Making "Brady Bunch, And More!
We got the chance to talk to an up and coming artist, Freshie. He's got a fire sound that's definitely worth checking out. He got some bangers out including "Everyday", "Jesus Piece", "OG Kush", "Lemonade" and more! Check out my personal favorite song of his "Brady Bunch".
Where are you from and when did you first make a connection to creating music? And how long have you been doing music?
I'm from East Cleveland, Ohio. My mother was a rapper in her teenage years before having kids. In elementary school, I got into trouble and was given the opportunity to write a rap and recite it to my class instead of being disciplined. Since then I've been consistently making music!
What was your upbringing like? Did you get in trouble a lot or did you live a pretty normal life?
My upbringing was decent but rough at times. My mom was a single mother of two children by 18. There were times when we went without but my mother always made a way to make sure we had everything we needed. Yes I did get in trouble a lot hahaha.
What was going on in your life when you made your first song, what did you wanna do with yourself at the time? Was music always the goal?
I always knew I would be famous. I just wasn't exactly sure how I'd get my claim to fame. In second grade, my friend brought a gun to school and I picked it up and pulled the trigger. My teacher threatened to tell my mom or I could make a positive move by writing a rap and reciting it to my class. Since then I would make beats and write raps in my spare time.
How did you get your music heard? What advice would you give to all the artists out there trying to establish a name for themselves?
Recording it myself and exploring new ways to share my music. Via Myspace, Audiomack, DatPiff, LiveMixtapes and whatever other social platform I could find to expand my audience. SoundCloud and YouTube were the best platforms that helped me gain my audience. These platforms allowed me to connect with other artists and producers from other states.
Can you run us through the process of making "DIRTYBOI"? Where did you record it and what was that session like?
Haha. I wrote the hook and freestyled the verse on DIRTYBOI. The flow was actually birthed out of experimentation. I was in the studio with a shorty trying to do something new and it just happened! I actually was inspired by this song to make Brady Bunch.
Can you run us through the process of making the "Brady Bunch"? Where did you record it and what was that session like?
I made Brady Bunch the day I got my face tatted. I made it right after I made DIRTYBOI. All the lyrics we're inspired by what I was going through and how I felt. I semi-wrote the hook and freestyled the verse. I made 5 songs that night in the studio!
How have you grown your following and fanbase? Any advice to someone trying to grow a fanbase?
For me, I paid attention to my following. I continued to use the methods of promotion that were helping me consistently buckling a following. I stayed authentic in my lyrics and flows and pushed my music as much as I could. Evolving old ways into new ways. I motivated myself constantly. Keep researching what works and utilize your resources.
You've got some really cool tattoos can you give some explanation behind them?
Ha, I have too many tattoos to explain. But they all have personal meanings. Anytime I was feeling good or going through something I got tatted. My favorite tattoo is my DIRTY tattoo on my neck. DIRTY stands for Dreams Into Reality This Year. Or my DON'T UNDERSTAND tattoo on my forehead. I got it there because no one will ever understand what's going on in my brain. But at the same time I don't understand people.
One thing you know as an artist now that you wish you knew when you were first starting out?
One thing I wish I knew when I first started was the importance of investing. Invest, invest, invest! Invest into yourself. Invest into your career.
What's on the horizon for your music career in 2019?
I'm about to change the game honestly. You'll see it. Hear it. On a different level. We going global. DIRTYWORLD! The whole world gone be screaming DIRTY!
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