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Jasmine Reed
How are you today?

Shi Maeweather
I’m doing pretty great today, how about yourself?

Jasmine Reed
Good. I’m siked about this interview, you are one of the best rappers in Albany NY.

Shi Maeweather
Thank you! I really appreciate that so much!

Jasmine Reed
You’re welcome. What inspired you to write music in the first place?

Shi Maeweather
I use to always freestyle in my head when I was a kid, the rapper DMX had a lot of influence on my childhood. I really didn’t start taking my lyricism seriously until I was about 19. The biggest benefactor was that it allowed me to express myself in ways I never could.
It was an outlet for me to open up and free myself from any hurt or pain that wasn’t physical

Jasmine Reed
Awesome. What obstacles do rappers face outside NYC?

Shi Maeweather
I think obstacles that rappers face is that everyone is just like everyone else. I don’t believe that anyone that locally is trying to make it will prevail without being themselves. The industry is more about the money these days and if you don’t have hits, it might be hard for you to pursue this as a career goal. There are more similar rappers than ones that stand out. Music is made to be about money, cars, and clothes so when someone speaks up about something real people are too brainwashed to understand it.

Jasmine Reed
Your music reminds me of J Cole. Were you inspired by him in any way>
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Shi Maeweather
Yes, I have been influenced by J.Cole. Although, Kendrick Lamar is by far one of my favorites artists at the moment, J.Cole is one that has had an impact on my sound.

Jasmine Reed
Cool. What was it like when you received 10k views on Soundcloud?
Shi Maeweather
Nostalgic! I never had so many people listen to my music before. It was definitely a great feeling!
Jasmine Reed
What do you want to do for your Birthday?

Shi Maeweather
I honestly just want to go sightseeing, and be surrounded by good vibes and positive people. Nothing too spectacular, I just think life is more enjoyable when your surrounded by the people you love.

Jasmine Reed
What are your short term goals?

Shi Maeweather
To do my very first music video! I can’t wait to do that I’m excited about it! And then finishing college next year, and getting a degree in graphic arts under my belt. Mostly everything else I wanna do after that is gonna take a bit longer to achieve.

Jasmine Reed
Finally, What are your long term goals?

Shi Maeweather
First and foremost, I intend to go back to school and get a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts. I want to be a successful indie artist, but if I get a good deal I wouldn’t mind signing to a label. I also have a movie script in the works I would love to see hit the big screen, and I have a solid pitch I plan to make to a video game designing company like Capcom for a video game idea I have in development.

Jasmine Reed
Big plans! I wish you the best. Adios smile emoticon Thanks for the interview

Shi Maeweather
No, thank you! I really appreciated you taking the time to interview me! Can’t wait to see it in the magazine!