ArtistRack has the pleasure of catching up with Og Pressure and insight into his important release titled ‘Trapped’:
OG pressure is an American 3x Billboard charting artist, songwriter, Producer and CEO of Rocket City Records, inc he started making music at the age of 13 and was signed to Slip-N-Slide Records in 2012. He returned to Huntsville, Al and has set up shop as the biggest label in Alabama and soon to be the southeast
Where are you from?
How long have you been making music?
around 10 years
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
Trapped isn’t the latest but it’s the most important to me. it was made because of the state of Hip-Hop we have all these kids killing and being killed. all people want to do is beef these days. it became my personal side mission when my 17-year-old cousin was killed over Nothing and i was shot in my yard trying to help a group of teens who were being hunted by gunman. we have seen a decline in morals and to me the music that is being pushed by the labels is promoting drugs and violence. Trapping went from a way of life to get to the next level to what everyone wants to do even if they came from a good family and neighborhood. now you have suburban kids who never heard of Pac or Big etc.. speaking on OG’s in music that wasn’t made for or by them to begin with
How have you ended up in the music industry?
really i have real words and real content that nobody will talk or rap about so i have taken my chance to say what needs to be said
What do you think of the music industry in 2022?
its crazy. true its tons of talent but most of the (HOT ARTIST) aren’t talking about nothing just repetitive words over a hot beat. the others just talking about killing their opp POP & R&B are basically dead because everyone want’s to rap
Who do you think the most influential artist?
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
Jay Park, Rick Ross, Orlando Brown and YoungBoy on a track back in 2015 on a track called SMOKE with Solo Jae
How do you think you differ from other artists?
i speak the truth with a different vibe to my tracks. i want to say what i needs to be said in all genres
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Yo Gotti would be LIVE
What was the first album you bought?
the Carter 3
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
its older but What can i say by T.I
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
Untrapped by Yo Gotti
What is your favourite saying?
hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
racing. I haven’t been out in a minute but it’s something about taking a vehicle and building 12 or 1300 HP and pushing it to its limit. i like the sleepers that nobody looks at. i have two chevy s10’s one is a 1990 model with around 650 HP and the other is a 2002 with around 1100 HP. i even did some work to my escalade to bring it closer to the 500 HP mark
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
i put some $ signs on both wrist when i was 14 lol time is money
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
i have 63 locked and loaded all the wat through 2024 in all genres and styles so its hard to have that amount because as you grow and change you might not feel the track as much as you did
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
just keep working. i have 63 projects to hold me over through my contract and i will drop some as i feel but i will see what comes after
Do you have any artist under your label Rocket City Records or partnerships?
yes i have CloudNiNe an artist out of the DMV who comes with a crazy flow and Style, then you have Powed Raje who has a soul vibe and brings what missing in music, you have Solo Jae who brings the pain to life in his tracks, Tommy Twitch Who has a crazy flow and vibe, OG NUSKIE with what life has brought him, Kasper Da Sniper with a new flow and sound, Rai Rai we just set her up with her own label RME so go check her out and we just put another deal together with Fye music entertainment a California based label who will be stepping in on our marketing and artist development division and we will step in and join on their Label and A&R division. we are all strong but together we can’t be stopped
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.
thank you for taking your time to talk to me and get the news on the new wave of just being yourself in music