What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is, Devontaii. Devontaii is a rising star from Miami, Florida. Devontaii's feel-good music is sure to keep the love alive in this new generation. His latest single "You" is one of the best R&B tracks we've heard this year. But enough from us, check out our interview with Devontaii below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up man? We love your sound. When did you start making music?
Devontaii: At a young age.
Westleaf Staff: How did your early life shape your interest in music?
Devontaii: I was inspired a lot by my father since he was actively working in the music industry for years.
Westleaf Staff: Who is your biggest musical influence?
Devontaii: I would have to say The Isley Brothers and Prince.
Westleaf Staff: What makes you a unique artist?
Devontaii: My sound and my work ethic.
Westleaf Staff: What does art mean to you?
Devontaii: Everything in my life is art. From music, to food, to fashion. I'm always inspired because my life is art.
Westleaf Staff: Describe music in three words.
Devontaii: Love, Peace, & Life.
More About Devontaii:
Devontaii, is originally from Miami, FL. The singer/songwriter whose passion for music happened at an early age is now releasing his latest single entitled, “You”! Since music is his passion and what he loves to do, Devonatii focuses on life experiences and bringing the stories to life through his pen.
Since the successful release of his soulful and catchy melodic single, “Brown Sugar Thang”, Devontaii has been consistently working and making strides in the music and entertainment industry. The Dollyhood Records artist has been setting the scene for Miami, Florida, as the R&B artist to look for. With several cosigns from established industry giants and more, Devontaii, has definitely secured his place in the ever-changing world of music.
“You” is the intimate, love ballad creating the ambiance of a romance story like no other Devontaii delivers the vocals to a true masterpiece for the ears of the listener. The song embodies the love between a man and the love of his life as they embrace each other and revel in each other’s essence.
Making feel-good music is an understatement for Devontaii, and the new single and video relishes that. Not only is the song filling the gap in R&B music, but it’s all giving us something to vibe to. The video embraces the visual of Black Love and Black Relationships. With an ode to the Black Man and the love he actually gets and can receive, “You” is the perfect song signifying love and positivity.
Watch “You” Below: