SERIEZ INTERVIEW ON WELCOME2CALI.COM22-05-2012
Name of Artist/Band and where are you from?
I go by the name of "Seriez" and I'm born and raised in the Inland Empire aka "I.E" in California, i can play the piano and drums.
How did you break into the music industry?
I haven't broke into the industry yet, but besides my musical talent as a gift, i got exposed more doing ground work and promoting with teams like "Massive" out the I.E., pushing "Black Wall-Street" (Blu Division), and staying under the wing of Jazzy Dee (Jazzy Management) getting mentored that were involved with music and sure enough i got into producing then rapping right after and the rest is history.....
Choose one adjective to describe your music style?
Do you write your own songs? If so, what are your songs about and where do you draw your inspiration?
I write all my songs, i am an author, my songs are a variety of topics like: being fly, flashy to anthem records, hustling/grinding, songs for women, party joints and so on... my catalog is wide and it speaks for itself trust that.... I draw my inspiration from where i came from and where i want to be, my mother because of her strength and character and my daughter because i have plans for her.
What project are you currently promoting and is it available for purchase?
Right now I'm pushing and promoting my latest project "L.A.M.B.O Musik", twelve tracks written and produced by me too. It's up for purchase on Itunes, Emusic, Bandcamp, Reverbation.com, Rhapsody, Last.Fm and Amazon (U.S.,France, Germany, Japan)
Are you looking for an independent label deal or a major label deal?
All depends what a major offers, i definitely would consider it but i want control of me as an artist and my music lane because I'm a hands on person for real. I'm independent right now and I'm grinding so if it's my destiny then I'm with it too because we are own boss, company and brand.
How would you define the word "success"?
Achievement, Accomplishment, Happiness, Victory, Glory, Self-Determination
What is your biggest career embarrassment?
Biggest embarrassment would be performing in the middle of a song and stumbling my verse and drawing a blank to jump back on the verse i would say hahaha, crazy....
Most memorable moment in creating one of your records?
All my records are memorable because I'm really involved, but the one that stands out is "Global" at the moment, different style record that has a rock sound, edgy hook, with real electric guitar strings.
Who has been the most influential person in your music career?
I would say my brother Big Lee, he's my other eyes, ears and muscle. We talk everyday about things that we need to touch on, marketing, opportunities and strategizing ect, so we touch bases having "meeting of the minds" for the best outcome period.
Who is your celeb look-alike?
To me nobody, I'll let the world decide on that one, I love who i am.....
what was your first job?
First job was at a warehouse dealing with garage doors, fresh out of school looking to make money
What is your worst Fear?
Not being where i want to be consisting of a: leader, trail blazer, leaving a legacy and being a provider the way i see myself as.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Driving fast, I'm a hustler so i like to get to point A to point B when I'm out and about, do i feel guilty? Not sure because it's a rush too....
What artists would you love to work with?
Nas, Will.i.am, E-40, Akon, B.O.B, Wale, Yo Gotti, Meek Mills, Pitbull, 50 Cent and French Montana
Any advice or lessons learned in the music industry that you would like to share with other indie artists?
Make sure you copyright your music, get some good representation to help your situation grow, and have all paper work looked over thoroughly. Represent yourself to the best because people are watching you everyday, representation is everything so don't mess opportunities up.
What is the number one thing you hope people get out of your music?
Cant give you just one, two things would be "motivation" and "inspiration".
Where can people get in touch with you?