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, Thelxvemovie1080p. 1080 hails from Bradenton, Florida. His style is R&B and vibey with lyrics about love and life painting a vivid picture of his eccentric lifestyle. We can definitely see 1080 performing on stages such as Coachella or Rolling Loud. The Florida artist is buzzing in his city so we had to tap in. Checkout the interview below!
Westleaf Staff: What's up, 1080? Your sound is unique. When did you start making music?
Thelxvemovie1080p: I started making music I would say as early as 11yrs old. That’s when I made my first Demo in Authority Studio’s in Eatontown, Nj but even earlier than that I would record my raps on Tape players and write little rhymes in my elementary school notebooks.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Thelxvemovie1080p: My early life is the reason I’m the artist I am today. Growing up my grandfather played records all day from Al Green to the Temptations. We even had house parties where there would be multiple Dj’ spinning, one upstairs and one in the basement, playing everything from R&B to Gangster Rap! Also my mother toured with Kenny Latinate and had a big club record “Treat Me Right” so all my life music has been a major part of my life.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! Shoutout to your mom! What city do you represent?
Thelxvemovie1080p: Originally From Long BranchNJ, But I’m repping that Bradenton, Florida
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to Florida. Y'all have a lot of talent. So how did you create your stage name?
Thelxvemovie1080p: My stage name came from my obsession with romantic comedies and love movies like 500 Days Of Summer, Love Jones, and Comet, so that’s where you get “TheLxveMovie” and the 1080p comes from how my lyrics paint a picture and you can see and feel what I’m singing or expressing.
Westleaf Staff: I love that. I think it's dope that your name comes from your life experiences. So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Thelxvemovie1080p: My Biggest Musical influence I would say is Terius Nash, “The Dream” but I also have to say T-Pain and Rico Love those 3 have played a big influence on the artist I am today.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Those are some legends. What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Thelxvemovie1080p: I would have to say finally having the Office/Studio I always wanted and dreamed of. Recently a company I’m partnered in “FullCypher Entertainment/Studio, we just opened a dope location in Bradenton, FL which is a Recording Studio, Podcast Studio, Print & Press Shop and a Boutique which holds my line “ParisClub” along with other Independent lines. Also adding a Radio Show and Magazine, we built our own machine and field of dreams. Myself and my partner DJ Timbo of Fleet Dj’s have something special and this I would say has been the defining moment. But in a few months I’m going on Tour with Kidd Pittman “The Cooking Up Tour” so ask me again next year lol.
Westleaf Staff: So cool! Salute for building an empire. So what makes you a unique artist?
Thelxvemovie1080p: I think I’m unique because I’m just me and not afraid of that! I’m vulnerable, honest, and raw. My music exposes the heart of the man who feels everything and loves hard! And then writes songs about it or songs about her.. Also the way I write and deliver my message in the genre I’m in is rare and special.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Much respect. So what does art mean to you?
Thelxvemovie1080p: Art is to console those who are broken by life.
Art is Healing, Art is Expression, Art is Therapy, it’s everything. Without it I could imagine the world we would live in. That’s what art means to me.
Westleaf Staff: That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Thhelxvemovie1080p: Progress! More Tours, More Streams, Bigger Checks, Bigger Endorsements. The next few years I will be solidified in my spot in the R&B game.
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success this year! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Thelxvemovie1080p: Love, Hate, Emotion.
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