What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is rap artist, Baby Pikaso. Pikaso is straight out of Atlanta, Georgia. His sound is an original and fresh take on traditional rap. He's created his own genre deemed "Afro-Rock" which blends traditional Afrobeats, Rap, and Rock. We can definitely see him performing at festivals such as Coachella or Rolling Loud. Pikaso's been making waves in Atlanta with his sound so we had to tap in with him. Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Pikaso? Your sound is dope. When did you start making music?
Baby Pikaso: I started making music towards the end of 2020.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! You've made so much progress. What city do you represent?
Baby Pikaso:Atlanta, GA.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to ATL! There's a lot of talent in the city for sure. It has to be super inspiring to live there. So how did you create your stage name?
Baby Pikaso: My stage name came from my fashion brand name Baby Face Pikaso because of my baby face.
Westleaf Staff: Nice. That's super cool. You're multi-talented. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Baby Pikaso: I used to listen to a lot of music production even when I would study for exams or handle school work I would still watch music channels on how certain songs were made or how music videos were created.
Westleaf Staff: It's cool to see that you're a student of music. So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Baby Pikaso: Playboi Carti and Kanye.
Westleaf Staff: Nice. Those are some legends! Next question! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Baby Pikaso: Beeing able to create a genre that compliments where I’m from while adding hip hop trap elements to it along with metal (rock) elements.
Westleaf Staff: Wow! That's super dope. It's definitely inspiring to see you out here creating your own wave! Congrats brother.
What makes you a unique artist?
Baby Pikaso: My vibe and energy is high and I don't operate on drugs and alcohol.
Westleaf Staff: That's unique in our industry. It's an admirable trait! So what does art mean to you?
Baby Pikaso: Art to me is the ability to create something that relates to you so that others can relate and watch you evolve.
Westleaf Staff: I love that definition! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Baby Pikaso: I will be performing some hit songs at rolling loud and will receive endorsements deals such as Sprite like Lil Yatchy and also creating songs for big companies to use in advertisements. Who knows, I just might get a Grammy, too.
Westleaf Staff: Facts. Speak it into existence! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Baby Pikaso: Energetic, aggressive, and good vibes.
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