What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is hip hop artist, Comatose Red Ivy. Ivy has a unique sound with bars that can entertain any audience. We can definitely see Ivy making it to the top. But enough from us, let's get right into it. Check out our interview with Ivy below!
Westleaf Staff: What's up Comatose? Your sound is dope. When did you start making music?
Comatose Red Ivy: My name is Comatose Red Ivy, my artist name comes from death as I was poisoned on October 16 2020 and woke up two days later to a ghost that taught me how to rap. He'd make me karaoke all night and even showed me what equipment to buy too.
Westleaf Staff: Dope. That's a cool story. Describe your style.
Comatose Red Ivy: My style in words. . . DEATH.
Hahah, kidding, my style in three words would be powerful, encapsulating, and memorable.
Westleaf Staff: Ha. Nice! Describe your "come up" so far.
Comatose Red Ivy: My "come up" so far has been great. I've traveled the country already, met some dope dope producers, have artist and labels in my inbox. It's just general talk but at least they see me.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! I see you're making moves. What's been the most challenging thing about being an artist?
Comatose Red Ivy: My biggest challenge as an artist so far has been the back push from my family and them not accepting my career change from Network Administrator to Rapper.
Westleaf Staff: Real. Family doesn't understand sometimes but you gotta keep pushing for your dreams. Respect. Describe your song making process.
Comatose Red Ivy: My song making process is fairly straight forward. I'm trying to write all my songs now. I used to freestyle them but I go harder when I write. Yeah, I definitely go harder bar for bar writing. When I have a project in mind, I find the sound I want and then I write the tracks to the beat and practice a few takes, or a few hundred and then I go with it.
Westleaf Staff: Real. That takes dedication. So would you say you're a disciplined artist?
Comatose Red Ivy: Yes. My writing is the most disciplined part about my music. I could use a mentor, or some guidance from a professional for sure, I'd blow for sure then.
Westleaf Staff: Facts! Speak it into existence. So where do you see your legacy going?
Comatose Red Ivy: My legacy is already instilled, just Google Me. Comatose Red Ivy, lol. But for real, I want to leave Earth being remembered as captivating and a storyteller that helped saved lives by sharing my hardships through my music and hopefully enabling others to avoid the same situations.
Westleaf Staff: Nice. We see you! So tell us about your new single.
Comatose Red Ivy: My new Single is a track about beating addiction and finally letting sobriety come in for the win. The new track is also my new sound, I only have 5 tracks that go this hard but expect all my music to be coming through this hard and even harder. . . I have found my sound.
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Song: Clean Date
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