What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is rapper, Caameron Sean. Cameron reps New York and he has the bars to prove it. We can definitely see Cam performing on major stages all over the world. The rising 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, Cameron? Your vibe is dope! When did you start making music?
Cameron Sean: I started writing music seriously at the age of 16. When I injured my lower back music helped heal the pain while going through dark times throughout my life.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! Music is healing. What city do you represent?
Cameron Sean: I don’t represent a specific city; I guess I signify New York.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to New York! So how did you create your stage name?
Cameron Sean: My stage name is my first and middle name. Technically my parents created my stage name.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope and unique. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
Cameron Sean: One could say that I inherited if from my father, who has played the guitar since the age of sixteen. It was bound to happen because his side of the family is musically inclined.
Westleaf Staff: Cool! So who is your biggest Musical influence?
Cameron Sean: My dad is my biggest musical influencer. As I grew older, I found myself gravitating towards the hip-hop community, and I really started to enjoy Drake’s music.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! I feel that. Shoutout to your pops. What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
Cameron Sean: Collaborating on a song with Grammy-nominated Jazz musician Richie Goods and the talented Jazz artist Chien Chien Lu. Which, is such an honor because they travel the world exclusively but took the time to create my song titled “Please Don’t Hate”.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! Congrats on the collab. So what makes you a unique artist?
Cameron Sean:It would be my flow, delivery, cadence, and appearance. I’ve studied many artists, adopting and learning from the music they created. I’m heavily influenced by old school lyricism and the melodies of modern hip-hop.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So what does art mean to you?
Cameron Sean: Art means everything to me. The freedom to express yourself creatively is something I don’t take for granted. The ability to express the thoughts of others who cannot and will not be heard is exemplified in my song “Please Don’t Hate”. I firmly believe as human beings we are all creative to a certain capacity, and once you tap into that side of yourself, it’s an indescribable feeling.
Westleaf Staff: That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
Cameron Sean: In the next few years, I see myself at the top of the rap game and making music with my favorite artists while enjoying the process along the way.
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
Cameron Sean: You can take a simple metaphor or a sentence and make it powerful as well as showing its sophistication. In other words, simple, powerful, and sophisticated is how I describe my music.
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