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Conversations & Quotables: Q&A with H

In a climate where some feel pressured to replicate mainstream music moguls, Kalamazoo rapper H shares his philosophy on being unique, authentic and delivering music true to yourself.

Achickwitbeatz: Who is H?

H: A breath of fresh air to the music scene...unorthodox maybe even, but diverse with subject matters and life events. Harmless Fun, Energetic Vibes equal I!!

Achickwitbeatz: When did you discover you needed music to be a part of your life?

H: When I was four or five coming home from an event at my church were our choir was just rocking, so much that I remember getting home and jumping onto my parents bed singing "I wanna be born again, I wanna be born again" and "Joy" shouting "joy joy joy joy" like the choir. I knew at that age I truly loved music, and the love has only grown throughout my life.

Achickwitbeatz: What would you say is the best thing about being an independent artist?

H: You rely on yourself so you hold yourself accountable for all the things you are doing, and all the things you are not. You can be tough on yourself and motivating at the same time. You're your biggest critic and while being independent you should be able to keep it real with yourself and admit to your strengths and weaknesses.

Achickwitbeatz: What are 5 skills/attributes that would place an artist on your top 10 list?

H: Energy
     Message
     Style
     Production
     ...that's it.

Achickwitbeatz: Conversely, what are 5 attributes that would place an artist at the very bottom of your list?

H: Too Much Swagg
     Low Vocabulary
     So So Beats
     Common Theme Songs
     ...that's it.

Achickwitbeatz: What can listeners expect from H?

H: A different sound mainly. I'm true to myself so what may be huge in the world nowadays probably isn't to me and won't be talked about. I talk about how I've done in my life up to this point pretty much.

Achickwitbeatz: How can people connect with you to stay current with what you have in the works?

H: http://hisotb.com/

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