Hi how you doing? Introduce yourself to the readers of TalkingAllThatRap.com.
Hi im good thanks, my name is Soloman Gehazi
So tell us about your latest release and where people can get it.
My new project is called the Street Gospel Mixtape it’s available for free at http://www.solomangehazi.bandcamp.com
This is a tough question, and I know some people like to remain humble, but if you had to give a reason why you think people should check your music, what would you say?
My music is different from most rappers, the music that I make is that pure hip-hop sound, I grew up listening to wu tang and gangstarr and those are the sort of sounds I love. .My lyrical content is educational, Godly and positive. I make music to inspire and uplift people, I don’t glamorise negativity. I try and inform the listener about the bigger picture of life. Life’s not just a carnal materialistic thing it’s also a spiritual thing and a lot of rappers don’t deal with the Godly spiritual side of life, but I do.
Out of all the songs you have released or been involved with, which song would you say was the popular? What is your number one track?
My number one track has to be Racial Injustice taken from my knowledge lessons project which I released last year
In the whole process involved in making music which due you think is the most exciting?
I enjoy working with different artists and bouncing off there vibe in the studio a lot of tracks on this mixtape where done on the spot with different artists we just heard a beat went in the booth and did it.
When your recording what is the vibe like in your studio, do you have mood that helps you create?
The vibe is always electric, I’m always hyped when I go studio I just want to make as many banging tracks as possible. I always like to have a beer or 2 when im in the studio just to loosen up.
How do you like your production, do you prefer original played beats or more sampled based production?
I do like a lot of sampled production, but if im feeling the production I will tear it up sampled or original
What producers do you work with and are there any producers you’d like to work with?
I work a lot with D7 and the divine arkatek im also currently working with 2 producers called termite and ghost museik. I would relish the opportunity to jump on a beat from producers like beat butcha, danny spice, lewis parker, jehst, kelakovski, lost alliance and leaf dog
The Hip-Hop scene is really spilt between the mainstream and underground, do you think this makes it harder to get noticed by so many different types of rap fans?
Yea I do, back in the 90’s there was a more level playing field for artists now it is very divided. I don’t feel a lot of the mainstream artists to be honest im an underground head. I think there are some really talented rappers out there that just don’t get the shine they deserve.
A lot of artists have some sort of free download project. Do you think doing these kind of releases helps or hinders sales on iTunes?
I think it defiantly helps, I mean personally I wouldn’t spend my hard earned money on an artist I haven’t or don’t know what there about. So I think when an artist does a free project its gives the audience time to get to know them and the artist can establish an audience more quickly.
Image seems everything these days, so lets talk about your artwork. Do you come up with concept or does your designer do it? Tell us more about who done the cover to your latest release.
I come up with a rough concept and I let my designer put my ideas into reality, we have a good understanding so it’s not a long thing. A producer and friend Dj vital does all my artwork for all my projects, I have known Vital for about 4/5 years he’s a cool guy and a dope producer I rapped on a couple of his beats on the project I dropped last year.
Even though You Tube is on-line TV Station, it seems to also be the place where most people go to listen to music. Do you think putting songs up with an artwork image or photo is detrimental to your full music videos?
I think people want to see a proper music video that will always get more views than a song with an artwork image. However if people want to listen to more than just 2 or 3 songs that you shot video’s for, putting a video up with just photo artwork can give the viewer more opportunity to check out your music in greater detail.
Do you have anything on You Tube or you own Channel?
Yea we have our own channel more videos are currently being edited right now here’s the link:
Have you ever done anything for any DVD or on-line TV channels? Any freestyles or interviews on-line to check out that are recent?
I done freestyle for Bigfingz.com recently and I will be doing some interviews and more freestyle’s in the future here’s the link:
Okay before you go is there anybody you’d like to thank or anybody you’d like to shout out?
Yea thanks to my family, shout out to D7 and my remnant fam, Curls at Dc studios and shout out to Tricksta and Park Street PR
Thanks for your time, give us all the relevant website details to check out!
REMNANT MUZIC: http://www.remnantmuzic.com
Questions by Alex Dunlow