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, SauceBoy. SauceBoy hails from Los Angeles, California. His sound paints a vivid picture of his rockstar llife style. We can definitely see him performing on major stages such as Coachella or Rolling Loud. The rising MC is making a buzz in his city so we had to tap in with him. Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Sauce? Your sound is dope! When did you start making music?
SauceBoy: I knew I wanted to make music in 2017, however I started actually recording for real and growing my sound in 2018 I used to freestyle for fun as a kid and getting inspiration from family and friends.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! What city do you represent?
SauceBoy: Los Angeles.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to LA! There's hella talent out there. So how did you create your stage name?
SauceBoy: My stage name came from a friend originally. lol I had many stage names prior to making this one but they were trash to be honest. I had plenty nicknames growing up too but "SauceBoy" represents who I am and how I really just put it on no matter the weather.
Westleaf Staff: That's a dope name. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
SauceBoy: Growing up all I knew was football or sports in general. I had the mindset originally of becoming a professional football player. However I always had a strong passion for music. I grew up in a family of predominantly athletes. As life started to shift for me I lost family and friends at a young age and I grew up early in places that wasn't too sweet to live in. Moving on, I gained more inspiration from my brother and friends as they started to make music. I'd just observe and listen then eventually I told myself I can do this as well and be successful while doing something I love. I can listen to music all day whether it's hiphop, rock, pop, r&b, whatever. It's something I enjoy listening to and making. Music has brought me up from scary places in life, and while making it, it became therapeutic. It feels good to express my feelings on tracks and to have supporters who can relate. It's amazing to be honest.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Shoutout to you for expressing yourself! So who is your biggest Musical influence?
SauceBoy: My biggest musical Influence has to be Kendrick Lamar with his creativity and mindset. Followed by Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert who I believe to be the pioneers of rap now. The attitude of not caring what people think and just being you inspired me for sure out of them.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! I feel that. Those are some legends! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
SauceBoy: I feel that the moment is yet to come. I feel like I have more room and space to grow everyday to take me to places a lot of people didn't see coming. I'm grinding hard everyday perfecting my craft and I feel that the world haven't heard what I have to bring to the table completely yet. I do a lot of things behind closed doors putting myself out as an independent artist that don't show until you're at the top I guess. I'm just keeping my head up and waiting for that opportunity.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! So what makes you a unique artist?
SauceBoy: To me what makes me unique, is my versatility. I don't know if that came from me having an open mind in music. I just know I understand it and can make a great song rather that's me on rage beats, rock sounds, or me making love songs. I always stayed in my lane and blocked out unnecessary noice. I started taking my craft and my mixing more serious and surrounding my self around great engineers and producers. I do all the hard work as in marketing and branding myself as an artist alone. Honestly probably something Labels will be doing for artists once they're signed.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So what does art mean to you?
SauceBoy: To me art is something that can't be judged. It's painted from you and drawn out for people that supports it or don't. Art allows you to express how you feel. It's an expression of human imagination to be honest.
Westleaf Staff: That's deep! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
SauceBoy: Through God Power, I feel it going straight to the top to be honest. As long as I'm consistent in my works. There's no Limits.
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
SauceBoy: Beautiful, Energetic, Uplifting.
Morre from SauceBoy:
"Believe It" EP.