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Hi $not, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
$NOT: Yo. I’ve been good.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Moon and Stars”?
$NOT: Sure. I made the song a long time ago. Once I posted the snippet on my Instagram and Twitter it started to go crazy and my fans have been demanding that I drop it almost every day. One time this kid called me from a restricted number and played the song and said he was going to leak it if I didn’t put it out soon. I don’t even know how he got it.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
$NOT: Yeah it was something with a girl.
Any plans to release a video for the track?
$NOT: We’re putting out the video I did with Omar (director Omar Jones) on the 31st when the song comes out.
How was the recording and writing process?
$NOT: It was pretty easy for me to write the hook but it took a little while for me to finish the verse. I recorded the song a few different times at different studios but we ended up using my original takes I did at home. Then Maggie sent her verse and we got it mixed.
What role does Florida play in your music?
$NOT: I don’t think about it too much but I think Florida role in my music because the state is known for having legendary rappers on SoundCloud. People in my area didn’t really listen to my music at first but now I will go shopping in Miami and hear people playing my music in their cars.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
$NOT: Yeah. I’m putting out an album soon.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
$NOT: It’s going to be called “- TRAGEDY +” and it’s coming out after I get off tour in March.
As you are putting this album together your music started skyrocketing into the charts – is this put any pressure on you or rather the opposite?
$NOT: There’s no pressure because I make music that I like and that’s why my fans like it.
Any plans to hit the road?
$NOT: I’m going on my first North American tour this Feb/Mar with Jasiah. After that I might play some shows in Florida. I want to go to Europe this year.
What else is happening next in $not’s world?
$NOT: I’m going to be putting out clothes from my brand YORDIE. Go follow us on Instagram @getbusyordie.
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