What is your name and what city do you rep?
BravoOneHunnit and North Jackson Mississippi.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My latest releases were created through my past and current lens of life. I just feel like each track or release teaches someone about everyday life. I want the people listening to understand that no matter how big I get, I am normal and I go through everyday life just anyone else.
What is unique about you and your music?
It breaks down perspectives in life, talks about financial literacy, relationship issues, and family bonds and problems.
What shaped your music?
Myself. Me going through everyday life, learning, and absorbing the good with the bad in situations. From there, I started adding to what I already had in place.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Once I came back from a 10 year gap in the game. New Years Eve 2017, I told myself I wouldn’t stop until I reach the heights of my satisfaction.
What type of music do you listen to?
Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Blues, and some country.
What inspires you to write music?
It helps me with stability mentally. That’s the biggest reason I started back writing. And encouraging words from strangers telling me that I shouldn’t stop and keep going because I have a gift.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
When I’m not doing music, I am working out, collecting revenues from different avenues, spending time with family, and looking for more investments.
Happiness to you is…
Peace at home. When it’s noisey outside, I can come to the house and enjoy the peace. Secondly is seeing the ones around you feed off of your energy and start getting to it.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
If you are serious about it, make sure you at least have $200,000 ready to invest and then some. Take your time and market every piece of music you put out. Whether it’s through blogs, interviews, billboards, or sponsored ads. It’s apart of the game. This is the independent route. Now, if you are looking to get signed, make sure you understand the contract and know that the investor (record label) is looking for their Return on Investment (ROI). So, if you sign a $1 million dollar contract with $300K going to taxes, and they give you $300k upfront, that means you have $400k left. Also, it also means that you are not going to start collecting money until they get their back from your sales and then some. That’s the only way because they took the RISK. Lastly, don’t just do music, venture out and look for other avenues such as endorsements and merchandise.
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
My upcoming project will talk deeply about financial literacy. Breaking down the categories of what it means to have and understand the five pillars of literacy. We as a community lack in this area. 2% of the African American community own land. Granted we weren’t always given the opportunity to have land, but since we have that opportunity now, we tend to focus on the depreciating assets such as cars and clothes. We sell the land that our family works hard for instead of keeping it and passing it on through our generations. That turns into generational wealth.
Where do we find you music / music projects?
On all music platforms. Type in BravoOneHunnit on Google as well. I’ll come up.
Any last words for the readers?
Invest yourself. Take those risk and be just as confident with investing in yourself as you are when you buy a car, clothes, bottles, and sections. Lastly, always follow through on your word.