What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is, Bishop. Bishop is a young artist working hard to make his mark on the music industry. Check out Bishop's interview below.
Westleaf Staff: When did you start making music?
Bishop: I started rapping back in 7th grade but I didn’t really get focused on music until like the 11th grade because I stopped for a bit. I started up again about a year and a half ago. Since then my passion for hiphop came back stronger than ever
Westleaf Staff: How did your early life shape your interest in music?
Bishop: Honestly music has always been a thing that’s been around in my life. My grandpa was a vocalist and a band manager in Mexico. My dad was also in a band and he was a vocalist as well. My dad had so much musical equipment around the house when I was a kid that I really wish I had taken advantage of it and learned how to mix earlier. But you know what they say, better late than never haha.
The Westleaf: Who is your biggest musical influence?
Bishop: I honestly have a lot of musical influences. My top 4 influences are:
3.A Tribe Called Quest (Q-Tip & Phife)
4.De La Soul
Westleaf Staff: What has been the defining moment in your music career?
Bishop: The defining moment in my music career is when I had a fan message me and tell me that their baby has the same name as my first tape Indigo Zen. That was super cool. I also like connecting with the fans and seeing them rocking my merch.
Westleaf Staff: What makes you a unique artist?
Bishop: I’m a straight forward person. I’m authentic. And I actually do rap. I don’t mumble like the rest and give falsehood for likes. I’m like the older/younger brother that wants you to be on a straight path and wants only the best for you to grow as a person. I know not that many people rock with my music, but that’s okay, my music isn’t for them. It’s for the chosen ones.
Westleaf Staff: What does art mean to you?
Bishop: Passion. Emotion. Beauty.
Westleaf Staff: Describe music in three words..
Therapeutic. Art. Vibes.
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