Coming out of Springfield, Illinois, hails a very lyrical artist by the name of Legend. Hopefully, he will live up to his stage name. So far, after streaming his tracks “I’m Here,” “Count of 3,” “Stand for Somethin'” and “Protect And Serve,” we can bet that over time, Legend will be on everyone’s radar. Our philosophy is it’s better to give proper due to an artist now and that’s what we are doing today.
Recently signed by OSO Major Entertainment, Legend is busy making move and creating that music that everyone can vibe to. Legend is versatility, mixing hip hop and R&B in his music. His artistry is definitely well-rounded. So, we had to do an interview with this new artist and see what he has been up to, his highlights of his career thus far, plus more. Peep the interview below!
Tell us about yourself and your music.
Legend: The majority of the music I create, is a release. It’s the heartaches, the anger, the love, the lust. It’s the highs and the lows. There is a story behind every song.
How would you describe your sound?
Legend: Lyrical music that paints a picture for you.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
Legend: I listen to different instrumentals from various producers. Once I hear one that I fall in live with, the song pretty much writes itself. The instrumental basically says to me “this is a love song”, or “this is a song about kicking it and having fun”. My job is to apply the words to describe what the music is saying
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
Legend: I’m currently working on a mixtape Shoot 2 Kill, as well as my sophomore album Technical Difficulties .
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Legend: I would have to say performing at The House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. It was one of the last performances before it was torn down, so that makes it pretty special as well.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
Legend: I would say right now it would be, a collab with Future. I love his work.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
Legend: My favorite genre of music is R&B. I love hip-hop as well, but R&B has my heart.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
Legend: I’ve learned that promotion is THE most important aspect of music. There are tons and tons of very talented and gifted people out here. At the end of the day, what really matters is being in the right place at the right time. So you have to be everywhere.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Legend: You can expect me to show off my versatility. The mixtape is going prove my lyrical talent and my album is geared more towards catchy music that you won’t be able to get out of your head.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Legend: Like I said before promotion is key, so if you enjoy the music that I create please, please share it with as many people possible.
***** Written by Trish Wallace - Follow Purple Bars