Steel McNeal is the Real Deal
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Who is Steel McNeal?
Steel McNeal is a multi-talented producer who dons the moniker of Steel McNeal. The enigma is at the fulcrum of an evolving hip-hop and RnB scene. Steel McNeal is a very different and uniquely wired musician who isn’t afraid to break the rules and push the boundaries of our perception with his deeply layered and well-crafted production. Born in and raised in Kansas City Mo and now based in California, his drive, focus, and tenacity will lead him to become a relentless and unstoppable force in the independent circuit. Steel McNeal is making music that is driven by a desire to motivate, inspire, and tell his story his way
Music is the vehicle by which he expresses himself. He has an acute affinity to hip hop and its culture and makes music that draws from his experiences and by using his musical acumen he helps articulate a core message or emotion in each song he produces. His hip-hop sound allows for shared perspectives that will connect with audiences across the spectrum. Steel McNeal combines various unique and experimental sounds with his innovative ideas from Jazz and orchestra as well as various contrasting rhythms resulting in Hip hop and RnB-centered fusions that are still firmly stitched together by emotive undertones.
Steel McNeal makes music that tells stories of love, relationships hard times, good times as well as real and personal experiences. This all culminates in Steel McNeal producing an enjoyable, and easygoing musical experience that is authentic and grounded in reality. He is driven by the desire to share emotion through music and to impact lives in a positive way Steel McNeal has multiple projects in his repertoire. He will be releasing his latest single and RnB track titled “12 Midnight”., which will showcase his distinct production style and take listeners on a journey through various emotions and bring them to a place where they can escape the world and be lost in the music. His upcoming projects will highlight his passion and love for music as an art form. He explores various themes by delving deeper into the emotions that encompass the human psyche. The talented enigma is here to reshape and leave an indelible mark in the industry
“12 Midnight” is a soulful and funky throwback jam that takes you back to a simpler time. Catchy horn lines and sweet vocals are just the beginning. Reminiscent of early Isley Brothers, “12 Midnight” is the kind of song that you want to lay your woman down and make sweet love to. Flutes, horns, funky grooves, and vocals that can reach all the high notes are some of the high points on “12 Midnight”. Steel McNeal knows how to produce good and catchy music.
After years of perfecting his craft, Steel McNeal released another banger that is sure to climb up the RnB charts. “12 Midnight” is the kind of song that takes you back to your childhood days when you used to chase that girl you’ve been crushing on and then you finally get her. Steel McNeal knows how to navigate effortlessly through different genres and that is why he is so appealing to the vast majority of people. Through years of hard work and pursuit, Steel McNeal is gaining in popularity. We had to reach out to Steel McNeal for an interview.
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Rock the Hip Hop Interview with Steel McNeal
What first got you into music?
Wow, what got me into music? Ever since I was a young child I always love music. My moms had stacks of old school RnB records I would play on my toy record player, ever since then I fell in love with music.
Who inspired you to make music?
My first love of music was Old School RnB, Marvin Gaye, The Dell, Delfonics Blue Magic, and so forth. At that time I thought RnB music was out of my league because of the professional production that went into making that type of music. That type of music at that time had the whole orchestra playing in the mix of the song, but when hip/hop came around, I was like ok, I can do this. All need was Drum Machine a Mike and a 4 Track Recorder. At that time, I listen to Run DMC and Public Enemy, but when NWA came out, it was over. It was in your face rawness from the street. So all of these elements expire me to get into music.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
The music I produce, I noticed to be a mixture of different styles of music, Jazz and Hip hop or RnB and Hip-hop, even a little orchestra. It depends on how I’m feeling that day. If it’s love in the air, I’ll write a sexy song, or If want to be empowered I write a hip hop track.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I love to do collaborate with Dr. Dre on the hip hop side and Teddy Riley on the RnB side. Both of these guys are great artists that I look up to how they perfect their craft. As a note: I really a big fan of 80s music also and soft rock like The Little River Band, The Eagles, Seal & Croft, and many others, such beautiful music.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
I love to collaborate with Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars are a few of many.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
My message to the fans is never to give up what makes you feel alive. If you are a music artist, music is part of your DNA and you should always pursue what you want to express and show the world.
What is the most useless talent you have?
My most worthless talent is sleeping, lol.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
I don’t sing in the shower.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
If I was not doing music, I will be in a profession helping people to live a well-being life for themselves and their family.
Have you been in the music business for a while?
I just started in the music business and I’m in for the long haul.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet has helped the music industry reaches across the world to all cultures to be one nation under a grove.
Which famous musicians do you admire?
One of my favorite musicians is Marvin Gaye. I have admiration for old school music and new school music the same. It’s all about the love of music.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
I don’t get in trouble, keep everything real and you will stay out of trouble. Much love to all.
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