|Featured, Indie Focus Published: August 20, 2012
Lone Rager – Outer Space ft. Big Wauk
Check out the new song from Lone Rager – Outer Space ft. Big Wauk
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I’m from Fort Worth, TX. I moved from San Diego back to Texas last fall after being discharged from the United States Navy. I have always been involved with music and really love how rewarding it feels to see projects finished as well as people vibing to your music. Redline Records, Paradox Beatz, and Big Tyme DVINE have had a huge part in me getting to where I’m at right now, a lot of thanks goes to them.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
“Outer Space” is by far my favorite song on #WEmadeit just because it is a hybrid between Hip Hop and Dubstep. It kind of pushes the envelope when it comes to what people are used too. The song starts out in a typical format, but once the hook arrives it goes to left field. It’s all about having fun with some old school swagger.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
Now that #WEmade it just released I’m working on promoting that as it is my debut mixtape. My next project is called “Self Portrait” which is due to release next January. It’s my first album so I’m pretty stoked to see the process and build the hype. There will be a lot of really awesome features as well as four radio singles!
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
So far I’ve had it really good. I am so blessed beyond belief and I think it’s because my support system always keeps me grounded. If I had to pin point anything it’s just the daily grind of being a college student as well as a full-time artist. I still hold my education high in my priorities. I think it’s very important to strive for the top in music, but it keeps me diverse when I’m involved with other activities.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Well I started at a different studio when I began working on #WEmadeit. Once I left I had no clue where I was going or how long it would set back the release date. Once I was connected with Redline Records it immeditaely took off faster than I was prepared for. If you were to tell me back in June that I would be here I don’t think I would believe it.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Well I think it’s important to know if you have to pay a lot your probably getting screwed. It’s always important to research every avenue. I was getting nickled and dimed in the beginning because I had not taken the proper steps to find what was available to me. I also think it’s extremely important to just be passionate about what you do. If you wake up and music feels like work you need to make a change. My life in music is fun because I always try to do something different to keep myself on my toes.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
My biggest improvements have been from writing everyday. I write at least two bars daily to hone in on my craft. My goal is to be the most elaborate rapper in the way write. I love finding new rhyme schemes and expanding my vocabulary. I would consider myself to be more of a lyricist than I am a traditional rapper.
What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
I think it’s all about doing something unique and different for your peers. For me the best results have come from being personable and on the forefront.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I am always self promoting on the streets. I think the best way to make sure your music is heard is to get out and do it yourself. I plan to do a college tour in the fall across Texas handing out free mixtapes to every major campus.
Where can people visit you?
You can find me on
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