LOS talks major influences, lining up with hometown legends, upcoming project and more in his exclusive Q+A interview.
LOS is pushing towards new heights in his early rap career. With tracks like 'Tumblin Tears' and 'Knocking Doors', he's definitely going for getting his talents noticed. The southern rising artist maintains his musical influences while tying in his own flavor of rap. I got a chance to chop it up with LOS about his rise, influences, upcoming work and more in this exclusive Q+A.
GroovNuke: How did you get the rap name LOS?
LOS: I'm a junior. Everybody in the hood called my pops LOS then when i came into the world i was Lil Los so i just took it from that.
GroovNuke: Where you’re from?
LOS: Jackson, Mississippi.
GroovNuke: How long have you been in to making music?
LOS: Seriously, going on 3 years.
GroovNuke: What was a major influence for you with music?
LOS: Movies and Southern Rap, my situation and goals mainly.
GroovNuke: Describe your first track and the feedback it received?
LOS: First written single I dropped was 'Deville Flow'. In a matter of 4 days it did about 5k and kept up randomly. After that, I decided to take music VERY serious.
GroovNuke: What steps do you take during your song making process?
LOS: I light palos santos and set up incense. Meditate. Sometimes i got champaign or modelo. Everything flows from there!
GroovNuke: Do you produce?
LOS: No, ima get there though. In 2017 I used to loop shit a lot and rap over it, shit was decent.
GroovNuke: How has the producers you’ve worked with help shape your artistry?
LOS: It's a learning experience for me and producers. They learn me and I learn them. Cuff knows me and we’ve grown so much since we met. Key.
GroovNuke: Describe your first ever show?
LOS: My first show was in Austin at this small festival. Was about 30 people. They weren’t rap fans but they showed love. I also got a tat on my leg by Cuff's dad lmao.
GroovNuke: How is the rap scene where you’re from?
LOS: It’s really slept on. No love between many artists. In the Sip', nobody really leaves and Ima change that.
GroovNuke: What is your place on the scene where you’re from?
LOS: I left because it really wasn’t a place. My sound out of the norm for Jackson but it’s ok. Love my home.
GroovNuke: Do you wanna line up with the legends where you from or do you want to continue doing your thing elsewhere?
LOS: All around line up type shit, the south gone be mine before fasho though.
GroovNuke: Describe your support system?
LOS: It’s good for me to only be rapping for 3 years. Not too much from my family. I don't think nobody believe in me 100%, they'll see.
roovNuke: Toughest time you’ve ever faced in your artistry?
LOS: Right now. I'm balancing so much. Ima defeat it. I won’t stop, deadass can’t.
GroovNuke: If you made it big, how can you picture your career going?
LOS: When I make it, I see my career going far and even now i see no limits. It's more than music with me but that is my true and first love.
GroovNuke: Do you have any projects on the way?
LOS: My debut project, Redrum. Fully produced by Cuff.
GroovNuke: Do you prefer physical copy albums or digital?
LOS: It's 50/50. Digital because you make all your money off that now. Physical for nostalgic reasons. As a kid you cherish physicals forever though.
GroovNuke: What’s the hottest song you’ve ever recorded?
LOS: 'Deville Flow'.
GroovNuke: If you could work with any artist, who would it be?
LOS: Andre 3000 first and foremost.
GroovNuke: Where do you see yourself in the game five years down the road?
LOS: Both feet in the game, stock up, music 10 times better for sure. Also working on my highly anticipated debut album. Ready for international touring.
GroovNuke: Tell the people what they can expect next from you?
LOS: Project and a visual before the year up! LOS on his way.