Check out artist Slyide and his current single “Wicked Style”

I recently spoke to an artist who has overcome many roadblocks in his life but he overcame them all. Hip Hop is a culture and art movement and Slyide has truly embraced the essence of Hip Hop. Through his music you can experience  the pain, rage and other emotions he has experienced. He is the perfect example of empowerment, beating all the odds!

Where are you from? 

Ashland, Virginia but grew up in Richmond, Virginia.

How long have you been doing what you’re doing and how did you get started in the first place?

I started making music on November 13th, 2016 when I was trying to win the heart of my best friend but now I make music for my family and myself.

Who were the first influences on your music and style?

100% Eminem. No one else comes close.

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?

I may sound like a broken record but again. Eminem! He’s a lyrical genius and and has made hip hop what it is today!

What inspires you as an artist and a person?

The want and need to be more than my haters ever thought I could be.

What aspect of the music making process excites you most, and what aspect discourages you the most?

One day being a household name excites me greatly. I do not like the fact that the industry revolves around money. There are alot of crooked people in the industry.

In your experience thus far, what is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed? And one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Hard work pays off is the best advice. If I had to say there is one piece of advice I should’ve followed. Watch out for industry crook’s. It would have saved me a lot of problems.

What has been your biggest roadblock in your career?

Simply put, money! I have not had the funding to push my career. I am still searching for sponsorship to eliminate that road block. I also don’t perform or tour due to head injuries that prevent me from remembering my lyrics. Other than that I’m pretty well off.

Which ingredient do you think is most essential in making your sound and style the way it is?

Heart, emotion and hard work!

What single are you currently pushing and what will you be dropping next?

Wicked Style is out everywhere check it out on every major platform. Summer Afterparty will be hitting all platforms on August 4th.

What can fans expect from you in the future and where can they stay up to date on your movement

Fans can expect to hear my life in my songs and lyrics. My fans walk my journey with me. Always will!

To keep up with what I’m doing.

Follow me on IG @slyidemusicofficial

Twitter @slyidemusicoff

Facebook @slyidewithyoboy

My website

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