Interview with ‘Hazardus’
Hi! I’m Hazardus and thank you for having me.
Where are you from?
I’m South Mills, North Carolina. It’s a really small town in northeastern NC about 5 minutes from the Virginia state line.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music since I was 11, so for 13 years.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
I’ve released 90 songs total over the course of 10 years.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
My latest release, “No Mames”, is actually a re-release. It initially dropped on SoundCloud in March 2020 and I decided to release it on the major platforms on September 6th this year. It was inspired by a stop in Cozumel during a Carnival cruise I went on in late 2019. The energy I felt being there, along with my liking of Mexican culture and some life experiences also inspired the song.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
My strides towards gaining a real fanbase put me in the industry.
What do you think of the music industry in 2021?
I think the industry is obnoxiously competitive nowadays. It’s a huge numbers game, as well as a battle against social media algorithms and short attention spans.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
I say the most influential artist of this time is Drake. He has morphed into a multi-faceted artist over time. There’s not a place on Earth where no one knows who Drake is!
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
So far, I’ve been solo.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
While most artists sound similar to or just like another, I literally don’t sound like any other artist. I have a unique beat style and some of my rap flows aren’t heard anywhere else.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
My dream collab would definitely be Krayzie Bone. Bone Thugs, but mainly Krayzie Bone, are my biggest rap influence.
What was the first album you bought?
The first album I ever bought with my own money was “Views” by Drake.
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
I’d say my favorite song at the moment is “Ice bag” by AllStar JR and Icewear Vezzo.
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
I’m leaving the “$100 Mixtape” by Caskey. It is a CD full of songs that he’ll NEVER upload to the internet.
What is your favourite saying?
“If the screw don’t fit, don’t strip the thread”
If people disrespect you and show you their true colors, don’t try to change them or talk it over. Walk away.
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I’m an outdoors guy. I like to ride my motorcycle, tinker with electronics, work on my truck, and hit the beach.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
I have no tattoos and piercings.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
I plan to release two projects next year: “They Thought 2” and “Hazardus Material”.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
After the release of my next single, “Tik Tok”, I’ll continue to release singles up to the release of the aforementioned projects.
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
Thank you! It was a pleasure.