Lil Jlo – Hood | @1liljlo
Houston, Texas Native Lil Jlo releases his newest song “Hood” on Soundcloud produced by KingWill. Check out the interview below.
Tell us about yourself and your music?
I Come From THe NortHside Of Houston, Texas, It Was RougH As Hell As Any GHetto Upbringing... Poverty, Drug Abuse, Drug Dealing, & Violence. Raised By My GrandmotHer In THe Absense Of BotH My Parents, My CHildHood Was Very Educating, I Would Say, Learning Life Lessons Early On Because Of THe Environment I Was In & THe People I Was Housed Around Even THougH My GrandmotHer Did Her Best To Try Keeping Us Away From THe Negativity. I Was Forced To Become The Man Of THe House At 16, Tired Of Not Having AnytHing To My Name Or Not Having The Best Because It Wasnt Affordable & Being Hungry Some NigHts, I Took On Responsibilities THat I SHouldnt Have To Take On At THat Age & Did WHATEVER Was Needed To Survive For Not Just For Myself But For My Younger BrotHer & GrandmotHer As Well.
And As Far As My Music, I Just Plan To ReacH As Many People As I Can, Keeping It Loaded WitH Real-Life, Gutta Content For People WHo Went THrougH Any Type Of Struggle To Listen To, Being As 100 As I Can, WHile MesHing It WitH My Everyday Trap Life & All Its Good, Bad, & Ugly Aspects.
How would you describe your sound?
SmootH! Im Not Da Type Scream On THe Track Trying To Get You To Listen To Me, I Just Cool It On THe Mic. AltHougHt I Spit Strictly Trap Bars, I Use A Lot Of Melodic Tones... Its Like If You Had Gucci Mane & Drake In THe Same Body!
Talk about the experience making your single?
Composed By Imfamous YouTube Producer, KingWill Music, I Just Really Rapped About WHat I Was Currently Going THrougH, My Younger BrotHer Being Incarcerated, Me Taking Federal Risks To Get It Da Best Way I Know How, My Life Back In THe Trap At Home Grinding Hard & Me Seeing My Friends Turn Foe Because Of Envy & Money.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
More Tracks Definitely Coming Soon! I Have Lots Of Unreleased Work, Videos As Well... I'm Jus Being Patient, Dropping Hit For Hit, Waiting On THe Perfect Time.
& No Headliners Or Big Festivals Just Yet, Just A Couple Of Opening Act Opportunities For Big Artists In Clubs... I'm Working On It THougH!
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Being Posted To Worldstar Hip Hop! I've Got Some Social Media Interactions From Tons Of Big & Upcoming Artists & Producers As Well.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s)?
Its A Lot Of Talented People Out Here But I Would Have To Go WitH FUTURE, YOUNG THUG, & CHIEF KEEF... & THats Cus THey Have THe Most-Known Hit Songs To Me.
Name something random that people do not know about you?
I'm Very Self-Conscious & I Like To Look Deeper THan THe Surface Of EVERYTHING!
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
EverytHing Has A Price! & Marketing Is More Important THan Talent & AutHenticity.
What can we expect from you in the future?
GrowtH In My Fan Base, More Tracks, More Videos, More Projects & A Lot Of Progress Musically!
Listen on Soundcloud, below: