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HIP HOP ARTIST BISHOP IS ON THE RISE


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:


1.RZA

2.MF DOOM

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.


More from Bishop:


Instagram:@therealbishop96

Twitter: @therealbishop96

Spotify: Bi5h0p

 
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