What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is artist, Avalanche The Architect. Avalanche has cultivated a unique sound based on the Hip Hop music he grew up with. His passion and drive are extremely apparent, as he pours his love for music into his songs. He aims to bring Hip Hop music back to its roots and infuses his tracks with personal experiences, intense lyricism, and bold imagery. He is dedicated to honing his craft and motivating others around him to engage in the process of getting back to the core of Old School Hip Hop music from the 90s. We can definitely see Avalanche performing on stages such as Rolling Loud or Coachella. The Jacksonville based MC has been on our radar for a while so we had to tap in with him! Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Avalanche? Your sound is dope. When did you start making music?
Avalanche: When I was 14.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?
Avalanche: Bronx, New York.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to New York. Y'all definitely have some talent. So how did you create your stage name?
Avalanche: When I did martial arts my coach called me Avalanche because of my fighting style the way I engulfed my opponents and my peers called me The Architect the way I use to build relationships in my community.
Westleaf Staff: That's a dope name.So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Avalanche: Huge! Most of my rap music is about situations I was in growing up.
Westleaf Staff: So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Westleaf Staff: Dope choice! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Avalanche: Getting charged over my rap lyrics, this motivated me even harder to make the haters suffer from their jealousy of my success!
Westleaf Staff: That's wild! But keep shining on your haters! So what makes you a unique artist?
Avalanche: The fact that I don't copy fads and I don't use autotune or make music glorifying being a drug addict. Despite some people saying my style is too 1990's like, I still rap the way I feel rap should be and not the way some old white guy in a suite who's never been immersed in the culture wants me to.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So what does art mean to you?
Avalanche: Art means something you do that you have a passion for and not because it's the cool thing everyone is doing at the moment.
Westleaf Staff: True! That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Avalanche: The upper atmosphere and beyond!
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Avalanche: Avalanche The Architect
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