One of the things I really want to get going that we haven't done in a while is our Meet The Artist segment. In today's music market with blogs and all of the free music being released, the consumer is closer to the artist in ways they have never been before and the artists are much more accessible than in the past. I think interviews are a great way to give you, the music fan, some insight into the artists mind and how different things play out for them. I recently did my first interview for the site with Jacob Es, the rapper out of Burlington, VT and UVM who recently just released his latest project The Road. Without further adieu, here it is:
StagsFlow : Jacob Es, first off I just want to say thanks for taking the time to do this interview for us, lets start out pretty general, why don’t you just introduce yourself to the readers, Who you are, where you’re from and a little about yourself?
Who would you say are your biggest influences musically or otherwise?
You’ve been a staple on the site for quite some time now and I’ve always been impressed by your mixtapes. Right now your in the midst of a series of three mini-mixtapes, how did that concept come about, and why did you choose to go that route rather than dropping singles followed by one mixtape?
Your work with fellow Burlington artist Whole-Z has always been dope, how did that relationship come about, and what can we expect from you two in the future?
If you could collaborate with one artist in the game now who would that be and why?
What seperates you from other up-and-coming artists in the blog scene?
What would you say was the biggest moment in your career thus far?
On the other side what’s been your biggest obstacle as a young artist on the rise?
What goes into writing a track for you? Whats the first thing you do when you sit down to write a new song?
What’s next for Jacob Es? What can we expect in the near future as far as the next projects are concerned?
Finally I just want to thank you again for taking the time to do this interview, anything else you want to add?