Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cosigned: Interview with O'Lo

Based in Miami, O'Lo is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to hip-hop.

The Brooklyn native mastered his own blend of North and South, creating a sound that falls somewhere in between the warmth of the old school and the punch of trap. O'Lo connects with the listeners through his in-your-face attitude, relatable melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics, echoing some of the greats of the genres.

As a former member of a rap group (name group, if possible or if you wish to do so), O'Lo got a taste of success, performing top venues, opening for influential acts such as Rick Ross and having his music broadcasted on major radios such as 99jamz, Power96, and 103.5 The Beat!

Now working on his solo career, O'Lo is releasing his debut album, “Cosigned”, through Bridgework Entertainment, determined to bring his game and reputation to the next level!

Interview with O'Lo

What was it like growing up in Brooklyn? What made you decide to make a move to Miami to make your mark as an artist there?

O'Lo: Everything is Faster in New York. Bright lights means nothing when you come from the city. You walk and talk different when you're from Brooklyn. It's just that sheer confidence you and other people show. Actually, my mother kicked me out the house and sent me to Florida. Florida showed different things and I was able to grow more. The combination of New York and South Florida, made me who I am today. It's all LOVE.

How did you come up with that name O'Lo? What was your inspiration behind the name?

O'Lo: O'Lo means standing alone. Same meaning as Solo, Dolo etc. You're born alone and you die alone. Do what you can in between.

I see that you have a love for Old School. Please tell us your motivation behind your love for Old School hip hop and what is some of your favorite jams.

O'Lo: I grew up listening to Mobb Deep, Capone - N - Noreaga, Biggie, Jay-Z, Nas, DMX, The Lox, Boot Camp Clik and Wu-Tang to name a few. I don't have a favorite jam. I love a lot of music!!! I can't pick a few. We'll be here all day.

As an independent artist in the genre of Hip Hop, what are the biggest struggles do you see as an
artist coming up in South Florida?

O'Lo: Consistency!! That's what it boils down too. You gotta keep creating new material. That's how you'll come up with your hit song or songs. Just keep recording. Supply & Demand. Same street Principles.

Do you tour at all? Has anything interesting happened on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?

O'Lo: We're currently setting up a tour date. All information will be on social media.

What artists do you look up to and what particular songs do you like at the moment?

O'Lo: Jay-Z is at the top of my list of artist I look up to. The songs I like at the moment are: Future - March Madness / Drake - Back to Back / 50 cent - 9 shots / Meek Mill - monster/ French Montana - Off the Rip/ Rick Ross - Family Ties/ Zoey Dollaz- Blow a Check

If you could perform anywhere and with any artist (Dead or Alive) who would it be with and why?

O'Lo: Jay-Z! I think he's the dopest! He's the epitome of what you could become no matter your upbringing.

What do you like to do when you're not writing or preparing for a show?

O'Lo: Being on TV shows and Movie sets. I'm building up my acting resume too. I've been in several movies and TV shows. I love entertainment as a whole.

Where do you gather your inspiration to write songs? What is writing process for you?

O'Lo: I'm inspired by living Life. The journey of life experiences is the inspiration. I put a beat on and it speaks to me. That's my writing process. I never force a song. You gotta let it happen organically.

What can fans expect in the coming months?

O'Lo: New music/ New music videos and Tours/

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