Tune2This: Let’s start by introducing yourself?
Shotta Rhymes: I’m a Reggae and Hip-Hop artist, I go by the stage name Shotta Rhymes. I’m also the owner of MadeInDaHood Records.
Tune2This: What made you want to get into music?
Shotta Rhymes: I started rapping at age 14 for fun, freestyling, and battling all my friends. I moved around a lot and always got a good response from people when I rapped. I tend to zone out, I love making all kinds of music. I started taking it serious in 2005 formed my own company in 2010.
Tune2This: What are some of your influences musically?
Shotta Rhymes: My main influences have always been Jadakiss, Nas, Jay Z, Buju Banton, and Notorious BIG. For right now though I would have to say J Cole, and local artists like Bainez, DJ Focus, and my homie K-Fusion.
Tune2This: Do you have a project in the works? Performances, Videos, Mixtape’s?
Shotta Rhymes: As far as projects I have my single Me, Myself, And I on iTunes and on my channel. I just dropped my Jamaican mix-tape in January titled Street Riddims with 2 features EYE. & Tempo. The CD is on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Music. I just performed at the Roc Da Mic at Drinkys 3/11/2016 and I have the street motivation video on my Anthony Rowe YouTube channel along with more videos.
Tune2This: Besides music what else do you enjoy doing?
Shotta Rhymes: Besides music I like to write so i’m always writing. I self-published a fantasy novel called Dollah Sign And The Omega Warlock available on Amazon.com. I like watching comedy and action movies plus URL battles. Just get me some Hennessy and call it a night.
Tune2This: What artist do you currently listen to? In other words what’s in your playlist?
Shotta Rhymes: I currently listen to a lot of local artists. Industry wise I would say J Cole,Pnb Roc, Jadakiss, Aroc, and Shotta Rhymes.
Tune2This: Where can people find you/your music on social media?
Shotta Rhymes: You can find Shotta Rhymes everywhere, on Facebook, just look for my madeindahood page or type in ShottaRhymes. I’m on YouTube, Datpiff.com, Reverbnation.com, Number1music.com, Radioairplay.com, Vevo.com and of course iTtunes, and my website Rowethewriter.com and @ROC6031 on Instagram. If all else fails just GOOGLE ME…
Tune2This: Last Shout outs?
Shotta Rhymes: Shout out to the ABE, 610, Lehigh Valley, Student Dreams Ent., DJ Focus, Bokeem, West Ward, El Chain, my boy Wes, 3 Kings Production, my family, my team, my company. You know my slogan MADE IN DA HOOD WE ALWAYS GOOD…