What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is artist, Bookie Miles. Bookie is straight out of Jacksonville, Florida. Bookie's style is raw and laid back similar to many of our facorite southern artists (Think Master P or Trick Daddy). We can definitely see Bookie performing on stages such as Rolling Loud or Coachella. The Jacksonville based MC has been on our radar for a while so we had to tap in with him! Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, man? Your sound is dope. When did you start making music?
Bookie Miles: When I was 7 or 8 years old my auntie Tracy bought me a mic for Christmas and me and my cousin made a song on my brother's Magnovox stereo called Too Smooth.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?
Bookie Miles: Jacksonville, FL.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to Jacksonville. Y'all definitely have some talent. So how did you create your stage name?
Bookie Miles: The Hood and the Streets named me. It was given to me.
Westleaf Staff: That's a dope name.. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Bookie Miles: The struggle and the hustle.
Westleaf Staff: So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Bookie Miles: Young Jeezy.
Westleaf Staff: Dope choice! Jeezy is a legend. Next question! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Bookie Miles: Never quitting or giving up..... appreciating all the love I've been getting this past year.
Westleaf Staff: That's super dope. Love the passion and focus! So what makes you a unique artist?
Bookie Miles: My voice and the fact that I don't write my lyrics everything is freestyle and I do songs fast.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So what does art mean to you?
Bookie Miles: Art is an expression of our thoughts and emotions. I truly believe everyone possesses some type of art and talent and everyone is good at something.
Westleaf Staff: True! That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Bookie Miles: I'm going to be a big time engineer, producer, and a big time artist developer. Right now I'm just living out my own personal dream as an artist.
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Bookie Miles: Rythm, harmony, and therapy.
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