What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is, Adeel Da Reel. Adeel is an artist with a melodic -futuristic style. Adeel's music creates a vivid picture of his life and surroundings packaged in dope and catchy bars. His single release Fly to the Moon is quickly catapulting the artist to the forefront of the independent artist scene. We recently linked up with Adeel to discuss his musical origins and his unique style. Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up Adeel. We love your vibe. When did you start making music?
Adeel Da Real: I started making music when I dropped out of Benson Polytechnic High School at the age of 17.
Westleaf Staff: How did your early life shape your interest in music?
Adeel Da Real: I really was just living what I talk about so all of my experiences just helped me become a better rapper.
Westleaf Staff: Who is your biggest musical influence?
Adeel Da Real: My biggest musical influences are Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, and Future.
Westleaf Staff: What has been the defining moment in your music career?
Adeel Da Real: My song Fly to the Moon hit 300k on Soundcloud and people seem to like it. I have a few other songs doing well too. I've received good feedback on my tracks Mama's Macaroni and Dream Chaser.
Westleaf Staff: What makes you a unique artist?
Adeel Da Real: I was born in Portland Oregon to a Pakastani single mom. We moved around a lot until we landed a spot in Section 8 when I was young. My story and sound differentiate me from the crowd.
Westleaf Staff: What does art mean to you?
Adeel Da Real: Art means a lot to me. My songs are all pieces of art to me.
Westleaf Staff: Describe music in three words.
Adeel Da Real: Good smoking music.
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