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A talk with West Coast artist Mr Logan

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Are you still in Denver? What’s the scene like there?

“Yes I’ve been here about a year now consistently and so far this seems pretty chill and supportive. There is always a festival or show going on. I’m sort of a nomad. I don’t really claim one state but the states I float around are Colorado, California and Arkansas.”

Where did your love for music come from?

“My love for music has always just been with me. I used to play in a band a long ass time ago. When I was younger the only thing I listened to was rock and rap. I honestly got into music a long time ago helping friends make beats as well as helping them with promotion and marketing. I used to play basketball and then decided to take my focus to something that could keep me productive and creative so here I am with music. I love it… it makes me feel good. I love making other people feel great, ya dig?”

Who are your musical influences?

“Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Andre 3000, Wiz, pretty much anybody with a longevity in the game and who makes good music and also makes smart business moves. That’s the type of stuff that I’m down with. If everything goes well for me, I’ll be a businessman such as the ones I’ve mentioned and also a great musician and entertainer.”

Can you describe your sound?

“I can try but honestly, not really. I guess you could say…. fuck, you know, I can’t describe it honestly. It makes me feel good so I guess it’s like art. It’s not for everybody but it can be for everybody. Have a listen for yourself.”

What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write?

“The inspirations come from personal life experiences, people who have done me wrong, people who I have done wrong, you know just the whole balance of life type thing. I’m going to start handling my personal battles in my music cuz everybody deals with depression, suicidal ish, being lonely etc.. Not all the time though because you gotta turn up and have fun too, right.”

Your song “Next To Me” blew up with 187k streams, how did that feel?

“That feels great because it was out of nowhere. I promote my ass off, sending it to radio people, DJs, etc. Canada and overseas is where I got the most plays from cause I got friends out there who really show me love. Considering I am technically a nobody, makes me feel even better and shows me I’m on the right track.”

Any big things happen for you and your career after that song blew?

“Hell yeah, I did and interview with thisis50.com, some big names in the industry started following me after that, and my social media has been a bit more busy after those two incidents. I’ve gained a bit more fans. I’ve only been rapping for two years at the end of October so I still have a long way to go but it’s OK cause I’m not really in it for the fame. I do want to make money, mega music, and help people.”

What have you learned from your journey as an artist?

“I have learned that people will treat you differently just because you make music and also a lot of people in the music industry are either fake as fuck or just trying to use you for the time being but that’s life in general. The music has really showed me how persistent, creative, and optimistic with an open mind that you have to be because music is just like life—you can go in one direction but then you end up in a whole nother different situation completely. It’s super fun.”

Do you have any other dreams and goals in life that go beyond music?

“Yes, of course. I’m going to open up a bunch of shelters that keep kids out of harms way. After school is like a boys club that actually teaches you how to survive and live in adult life without all this chaos and bullshit.. The kids really need it. Hell, I’m terrified to have a kid because the world is so crazy. I would literally lose my mind if something happened, you know, so I’m just trying to do what I can to help the world when I can.”

What skills or personal attributes do you feel are most important to being successful?

“You have to be persistent, driven, a great decision maker, a great person and consistently thinking how you can make your brand better or how to make somebody else’s brand dope as well if you join a crew or something.”

What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

“Don’t mix business and pleasure and don’t think everybody is your friend because they’re not. Everybody got bills and everybody trying to get play. Music is not what it used to be so you got to protect ya neck, ya dig?”

How do you get people to take you seriously as a musical artist?

“My work ethic and growth as an artist because if you listen to my stuff on Soundcloud compared to the stuff that I’m promoting that I’m gonna be putting out on major platforms pretty soon, it sounds completely different or a big step up if that makes sense.”

What do you feel is the importance of professional connections?

“I feel it’s better to keep the communication clear. Everybody who I’ve met so far, we’ve been consistently cool or by the end of the business convo they end up wit my personal phone number because I always get the “I thought you were going to be an asshole or have a ego“ type talk, but we talked more after biz cuz music is great and all but we are people too. That’s more important to me.”

What are your main inspirations right now?

“Just to succeed and to take care of my family. Honestly same as everybody else and to change the fabric of America if I can. Cuz this racism and stuff is getting old as fuck. I’m pretty sure I can kill some of that noise because I have friends from all walks of life and hopefully if that can be publicized maybe I can change some of these ignorant people’s thoughts and views on the world of minorities etc.”

Do you have any projects in the works we can expect from you soon?

“Oh yes, I was going to do a mixtape but I decided not to just because I don’t think I have that type of fanbase for a mixtape so I’m going to drop a bunch of singles and features.. So far I have a lot of tracks, not including the features, I am consistently doing. I take my time with my music. I don’t ever rush a track like I recorded a track back in February and I probably won’t put it out until December or the end of October just because I want it to sound perfect. It’s not about just dropping a lot of music really fast. That’s how people get in and get out real quick. I’m not trying to be that type of artist.”

When can we expect your first music video to drop?

“I am currently working on a video for two songs. One which will consist of my first single called “One Time” and the other ones called “Johnny Bravo”. I plan to do a video next month because, let’s face it, I’m not a big-name and I pay for this out-of-pocket so in other words it’s going to happen when It can. Just being real.

Where do you see yourself in a year?

I see myself on the double XL freshman cover or on everybody’s timeline successfully doing shows etc. You know, just being on a better level than I was the year before taking over slowly.

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