What is your name?
They call me Sweetface. & to be honest a lot of people think that I gave myself that name but really back in early 2014 a girl that I was dealing with started calling me that on some cute shit & it really just stuck. Once she started calling me Sweet for short people naturally just started doing the same.
Where are you from?
I’m from Hayward California, a city in the East Bay Area not from Oakland California.
How long have you been in the music industry?
2018 is when I decided that this is what I really want to do and started making that transition into the industry.
What is your biggest music accomplishment?
The reaction I’ve been getting from my following and the Article All Bay Magazine wrote up about be back in March of 2021z
What’s your next move?
To keep producing music and filming visuals for them. Now that we are all back out side for the most part I’m trying to start doing shows again as well.
Are you working on any projects?
Multiple. I have a couple EP’s I’m in the process of putting together and completing as we speak.
Where do you see yourself in 1 year?
Doing more interviews being in a better position to help other artist reach their goals.
Who inspired you to make music?
I started writing when I was 10 years old when I switched elementary schools and met three of my good friends I consider brothers to this day. (All three of them are incarcerated now, two of them pretty much doing life) I started writing raps because that’s what they were on at the time plus I always enjoyed to sing. Fast forward to 2015, I had got in some trouble out of state in Michigan and when I came home I started finally recording some of music at my potna Esko’s house like on some musical therapy you could say being I was going threw a lot the time. Also being temporarily estranged from my children during that period I just needed to vent. I dropped a song called the Goat and dropped it on my YouTube channel and got a cool response and decided to just keep it going with recording material from there. However like o said earlier, 2018 is when I started taking it serious.
What producers have you been working with?
My brother A.B Rocket, Matrix & Monopoly & svgar beats. & also just a lot of other food producers who I might come across through my journey so far.
Just growing up in the East Bay alone we came up on (well me personally) A lot of the Jacka’s music, Tupac, Mac Dre and Too Short who were some of my biggest influences growing up in Hayward. I also came up on a lot of Nas, Big Pun and DMX too though. But just growing up in the east bay & going to High School in Oakland I used to rap a lot these artists songs out loud while listening to my Walkman (cd player) and I just remember some of my friends saying back then, “Bruh you would be hella clean if really rapped yourself.” So that was also a early seed that was planted. We’re talking back in like 2005/2006.
What age did you start making music?
I was 10 years the first rap I ever wrote. I started making music for play( like 3 songs) when I was 18. I started really making music in 2016 though and pursuing it as a career I’m 2018.
What place/event do you wanna perform at?
I would love to perform at Rolling Award. Really a huge goal of mine.
Did anybody push you to make music?
Yes of course. Plenty of people used to tell me to rap for years before I really started too. A lot of people I grew up with expressed in the past to me that I would be a dope rapper.
What do you want the fans to take from your music?
My story & everything I’ve been threw up until now. What life and culture in the Bay Area is like for people who might not know.
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