Check out the new song from Stevie La’Shea – #Winning
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I’m from an area called Orange Mound in Memphis Tennessee. It’s funny because I haven’t been rapping since I was little like most rappers. I just started writing in February. I saw everyone else doing it and I thought hey I know I can do it too (lol). So I wrote my first rap and my friend was like wow that’s good. You can’t stop, you gotta keep writing. And that’s how I got to this point.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
This song was really just a spur of the moment song. It was produced by Bigg Byrd on the beat. That’s also him on the second part of the hook. I wasn’t really going for a song that had lots of meaning (I’ll save those for the mixtape, lol). I just wanted to make a song that was catchy and people could nod their heads and dance to.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Like I said I just stared writing in February and I just started really promoting myself about a month or two ago. I’ve gotten a lot of good feedback so right now I haven’t hit a hard place yet. But I don’t think I’ve completely found myself and where I want to go with my music so I think just trying to discover me while staying true to myself has been my hardest challenge so far.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I haven’t had any setbacks but I have had a lot of people trying to sell me dreams and people having ulterior motives when trying to work with me. It gets frustrating sometimes but I just have to stay positive and recognize who is about business and who’s not.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think an artist should be careful about staying true to themselves. There’s a lot of people who are going to want to mold you into what they want you to be and what they think your image as an artist should be. And if your gullible it will sweep you away and you’ll get lost in the sauce (lol).
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Stay positive. Don’t believe all the hype that people bring to you. Don’t get caught up in the glamor and keep pushing no matter what.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I’m not a household name yet so any social media website is how I get my voice heard. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and all that good stuff!
Where can people visit you?
They can check me out on youtube at www.youtube.com/stephbrezzy901, also Facebook and Twitter at Stevie Lashea.