|Featured, Indie Focus Published: August 25, 2012 |
Oddville Presents Main Objective & Leah Sarah – Heart of a Warrior
Check out the new song from Oddville Presents Main Objective & Leah Sarah – Heart of a Warrior
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Main Objective: From Detroit, Michigan. I’ve been doing music since I was 10. I dated some chick who took a couple of my demos out to LA with her and an A&R Rep from universal got to hear some of my music. They flew myself and others out to L.A. where we signed a mini contract and toured Japan. Now I do music independently, which in my opinion is the best way.
Leah Sarah: I’m from San Jose, CA. California girls, we’re unforgettable! I have been performing since I was in the womb and since I joined Oddville, my career has flourished. I can’t wait to see what our future holds!
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Positive energy, we want our audience to be motivated and inspired. “Heart of a Warrior,” to us doesn’t just mean going to war or two people fighting. It means perseverance, to endure everyday obstacles that life throws at us; believe in yourself and know that anything is possible.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Main Objective: Losing my fiance to cancer, it put me in a dark place. I was ready to quit music and throw my life away, but then I remembered the fans and decided to do a project in her name which is why you hear the name “Navi” through a lot of the upcoming songs in the album.
Leah Sarah: One of the few hurdles I’ve had to go through was getting my hopes up in the music industry and working with the wrong people who took advantage of my family and I. In this world you meet a lot of shady characters, especially in this industry, but you can’t let it bring you down. That’s why I’m so thankful for finally meeting people who have faith in me and I have faith in them.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
Main Objective: When I made the conversion from Christian rapper to Industry rapper, I lost a huge portion of my fan base and a lot of doors closed for me. I felt abandoned and alone, but I came to a point where I wanted to do music for myself. Whoever it touches and inspires is just the icing on the cake for me.
Leah Sarah: When I was in middle school I was in choir and I was the youngest member of the jazz choir. My teacher singled me out a lot and put me down in front of the whole class many times. It made me doubt my ability and questioned if music was the direction I wanted to go. Realizing that he was just one opinion, I pulled myself together and kept moving forward. Now with a few more years under my belt, I understand that you can’t please everyone.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Main Objective: Don’t get caught up in the mind frame of searching for approval from friends and family. Friends and family are usually the last to start to believe. Always make sure that the music that you create is something that you are passionate about.
Leah Sarah: There will be times where you will want to quit and give up but if it’s something you see yourself doing in ten years from now, keep moving forward. Let the music flow from your heart.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Main Objective: Best advice I can give to any up and coming artist is invest in yourself. I don’t mean, twenty dollars here and there, I mean really invest in yourself. Every last dime, penny, blood, sweat, and time. Make sure your constantly investing it in yourself.
Leah Sarah: Quit! Oddville is taking over the music industry anyway! No need to waste your time!
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Main Objective: Video, I can’t wait to start shooting our music videos and commercial ads. We have contracts with VH1, MTV, and NCM that will be promoting our ads. Excited to work with Lissa, Tim and Richard!
Leah Sarah: Telling my friends and making goofy videos!