Lord Rogue Interview
Lord Rogue and D3LAY are fast and furious on their newest track called “Jimmy Choos”. Well produced and hard-hitting bass accentuate the vocal stylings of both Lord Rogue and D3LAY. Colorful and exuberant, the video for “Jimmy Choos” is a beautiful modern-day masterpiece. The best part of “Jimmy Choos” is that it is hype and chill at the same time. You can listen to this song in the club or just sitting back and chilling with your friends. Lord Rogue is about to smash through the airwaves and we reached out to him for an interview about his newest project with D3LAY.
Rock the Hip Hop Interview with Lord Rogue
What first got you into music?
I recorded and released my first song at the age of 12 years old.
I started rapping with a family friend that lived down the street from me at the time.
We met at a local high school, he was a stagehand that night for Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”, a famous play that I was attending for extra credit at my middle school. It was required by my teacher that I have someone from the show sign my program to prove I was there. Although he was not cast in the play, fate led me to a “Jurassik” — the first person to introduce me to the recording process. He told me he was a rapper and gave me his YouTube to check out. I had never met a rapper before then, so whenever I got home, I had to check him out! Of course, I thought it was the coolest thing ever! Come to find out, his aunt was my mom’s best friend at the time, and he lived just right down the street from me.
Who inspired you to make music?
I feel like I am most inspired by my family and my hometown. Coming from a small town, I have always had bigger dreams for my city. Too many dreams are shot down due to small-minded people. Most people are comfortable with an every day 9 to 5. Most people are comfortable with making $100,000 a year. I want $100,000,000 a year. I want to show everyone in my hometown that dreams do come true.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I would typically describe my music as very bright, and very resonant. I like to record with a lot of energy. I want people to feel my emotions in every song. I like to mix “my message” with “my messy”. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. I want to talk to you about partying, but also my battle with depression. Music has no limitations. It is all about self-expression. Never put yourself in a box.
What is your creative process like?
So, my creative process basically begins with me searching through beats until I find something that is fitting the vibe at that moment. For me, almost any and everything can influence which beat I pick that day. For example, A producer could send me an absolute banger, but it does not fit the vibe for that day. That doesn’t necessarily mean I will never use it, but sometimes it just doesn’t feel right at that moment. Almost as soon as I hear the beat I can tell if it is going to be the one. From there I just hop in the booth and see what sticks… I don’t do too much writing these days. Everything you hear is raw emotion.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Oh man, let me think… There are just too many to name… PartyNextDoor, Young Thug, Gunna, Smino, SAINt JHN, Justin Bieber, Key Glock, Doja Cat would be dope… I like a diverse range of music. Oh, and The Kid LAROI would be HUGE! I could go on and on for days.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Drake. Drake has an INSANE fan base. He is one of the top 5 all-time biggest names in hip hop and has shown us what it takes to become a real legend. It would be a blessing to share my craft with his fans.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
You can be anything you want to be in this life if you believe in yourself. Mind over matter.
What is the most useless talent you have?
I know it’s pretty useless, but I can whip you’re a** on Rocket League any day of the week. Don’t believe me? Try me.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Who doesn’t sing in the shower? Honestly, I sing any and everything. I turn into a literal rockstar. My shower head has lights in it, so I turn off the light switch and turn to Travis Scott.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
If I wasn’t doing music, I would still be in an artistic industry such as creating or designing. Maybe home interiors, maybe street art? I have no clue honestly. I’m just so glad I have music.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
To me, the internet has completely revolutionized the music industry in both good and bad ways. The internet allowed the world to discover new talent more quickly. However, by doing that it also makes this huge cesspool of every talented person in the world trying to be discovered.
What is your favorite song to perform?
My favorite song to perform right now must be “Slowly” because it always brings the crowd’s energy level to a maximum. Even if you’ve never heard the song, you can learn the lyrics and sing along because it’s just so catchy!
Which famous musicians do you admire?
I really admire J Cole as a musician because through everything he has accomplished he remains humble.
What was it like to collaborate with D3LAY?
D3LAY is like my brother, for real. We talk basically every day, and we are more like family.
Do you know the craziest part? Until this video shoot, I had never met him in person. We’re supposed to perform at Bonnaroo this year until it got canceled. But he had already booked his flight to Tennessee from Key West. It’s really whatever, we had to make things shake regardless. Now here we are doing interviews about our newest single “Jimmy Choos” that we recorded at No Sleep. Whenever I first met D3LAY I knew he was special. This guy has major talent. Remember his name.
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