Author: Anjelica Morales
"Being in Milwaukee there was like no real music sound we just had the radio and internet so I really just found music I liked on my own." Milwaukee native 40ozDai, who currently lives in Dallas, Tx said.
"I've always been into more genres than rap so I think that’s why it’s easier for me to make different sounding music. I pretty much learned everything on my own so there’s no “wrong way” of doing something with my music if it sounds good, if it flows we keeping it. Quality art will always be respected. That’s how I approach my music, it’s not a gimmick it’s a passion. Not all art pieces are beautiful to everybody but everybody can still appreciate it’s art , ya know. I’m just a kid who loves music though. I make it with a passion and really put my own style to it. I'm a different person and I think my music reflects that really well. I’m not from here." 40oz's passion for music is apparent, his individualistic style reflects not just in his words but the art itsellf.
He describes his music as "melodic , moody, energetic , ambitious , uplifting , personal but relatable , spiritual , conscious , or druggy work. But really I try to make music that sounds good, has different pitches & flows & also has some type of message or knowledge that can be learned. I make my music with the intention of it being able to be played forever, at any time, around any genre. Again I look at music as art so I want it to last. Not every song is going to be one sound, I just like making music. I always switch it up, but keep it my style. I gotta cool voice so it works."
Who are some of your inspirations?
"Travis scott, Ye, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Asap Rocky and Wiz growing up, Uzi’s inspiring just watching how he came up so quick. But Travis hands down. Been listening to him since 2013 he inspires me on more of the way he approaches music though. With his energy, passion, rage... same with uzi. That’s how I approach my music. Sound wise tho I rarely sound like anybody, like you could try real hard and maybe reach and say somebody I probably mentioned above but it wouldn’t be on point. My shit's different, I can say that."
When asked about his intentions for his music 40oz had this to say: "The message in my music is to understand you are different and embrace that shit. No one person is born alike and we shouldn’t act like it. I want people to chase they dreams and goals, and also want people to believe in themselves. I push spirituality in the senses of getting what you were made for, embracing the inner light inside you. I want people to be the best them. Nobody’s different nobody creates innovates anymore, we jus sit around and wait for shit to be made. We need more Einstein’s , Elon musk’s, MLK’s, Tupac’s. Just people believing in something and sticking to it, embracing they differences." And where would an artist be without their fans? 40oz said he wants them to be able to say the music touched them. "(to say) It made them laugh, smile, cry or they just felt connected to it. I want people to enjoy my music and enjoy being themselves. Get high as hell to it, fuck to it or read a book listening to it. Just do you!) 40 says he has a lot of music dropping this upcoming year. "I got my first video coming out soon so I’m excited for that. It’s for my single “ ALI3NZ “. I might end the year with a project but will see. I’m just focused on streams and shows though. Making whatever move I can to expand my brand. These next few months are going to be wild tho." What does being an "alien" mean you may ask? "Referring to my song “ ALI3NZ “ it just means be yourself. Realizing you not from here, you not some regular brainwashed citizen you gotta purpose. Being an alien is probably the truest form of being a person to me. That’s going outside of the box and being yo self. People gon think you intergalactic, from a different planet cause you so different, you not like the rest. You just yo-self."
What makes you different from other artist. Why should someone check out 40ozDai ?
"I’m different because I’m myself. Ima good listen because I’m going to give you stuff you haven’t heard, it won’t be repetitive. You can laugh at shit I say, you can cry from it like I’m mad personal in my music but it’s to the point where u can relate not where it’s not relatable. My music is for every person because we are all the same , in the fact that we are different. My music spreads positive vibrations and we all need that , can’t go wrong with music gets u lifted and uplifts."
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