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SERIEZ INTERVIEW ON WELCOME2CALI.COM

22-05-2012
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?

GLOBAL.....

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?

seriez909@gmail.com

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Twitter: @seriez909

Facebook: Seriez909

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22-05-2012
Exclusive Interview

Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Im from the Inland Empire I.E, born in Montclair, but raised in Pomona from a baby. I saw street life at a real early age because it was active, family involved in gangs etc., but for me I took another route in life. Growing up I got exposed to hip-hop in the late 80′s thanks to my big brother Big Lee and my sister. As a child I used to create my own drums out of Tupperware and make noise using butter knives; back then I thought I was doing something though not knowing where it would lead. All my music talent came from my moms side of the family from Louisiana which is a thick blood line of artistry. Musics always been around me in the form of writing rhymes/poems or producing, and now Im pushing my sound to the world to hear and to get to know me.

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Real Arrival is explaining about now or nothing, pushing and exceeding limitations, elevating to that altitude, and letting the masses know its my time, Its aso get ready type of attitude to sum it up.

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Getting heard, no one believes in you unless your on t.v or the radio these days, so I had to continue and fight for what I wanted and now its paying off in steps.

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Definitely pushing other camps you believed in on a real basis, but the outcome was a dead end result because it revealed peoples true focus. Time is money. While I was getting established during the times, these camps were established. I was loyal to push to create another outlet for me as well while working on mine and creating them outlets in the future for them also. L.A.M.B.O is loyal and real, had to recognize the real in us so I had to focus and put time in me, our brand, my team period.

What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Artists need to be careful with your music, make sure its copyrighted. Research the game to have better insight with awareness and all paper work should be professionally looked over so you can know what your getting yourself into.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Master your craft, put a lot of time and effort investing in you, always strive for the best creativity and quality. Sacrifice is huge, if your not ready to sacrifice then this is the wrong game for you period! Lastly jump on good opportunities because you never know when they might come around again.

What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
The best promoter is always yourself. When its time to pitch your project, if you believe, then you got a good chance to make the people believe with you. So I have to say promoting in person is the best way. Then of course social websites, showcasing to the world of who I am and what Im about. Those are my favorite ways, off top.

Where can people visit you?
www.twitter.com/seriez909
www.facebook.com/seriez909
www.myspace.com/seriez909
www.mocospac e.com/xseriezx
www.reverbnation.com/seriez
www.youtube.com/seriez909
www.Google.com/seriez or seriez909
www.vimeo.com/seriezlambo
www.soundcloud.com/seriezlambo