Hood Boy Legend new song Traumatized
Hood Boy Legend is an upcoming artist hailing from the state of Alabama. The young inspiring rapper made his debut on YouTube with his single Traumatized and has already reached over 100,000 views.
What first got you into music?
I had got into music at a very young age. My dad would always play music, and I had got inspired through that.
Who inspired you to make music?
At my age, Drake, Future, Wayne was my inspirations to make music. My biggest inspirations was parents, family, friends and my business partner Ray Leverette.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
The music that I like has to have a soulful meaning. It has to be vibrant and should be able to connect with people on different levels.
What is your creative process like?
My creative process is that I love to really put my heart into the music that I write. I want to be able to connect with the music listeners on any given moment.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
There's a lot of people that I would love to collaborate with such as Da Baby, Lil Baby, Cardi B, 21 Savage, Migos, DJ Khaled, Drake, Wayne, Tory Lanez, Boosie, Roddy Ricch, Jhene Akio, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Jay - Z, J Prince (Rap A Lot). So many.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
So much going on with this Coronavirus Pandemic. So, I try to limit my movements much as possible. I do have a show coming up on August 30th with Coast2Coast Magazine in Atlanta.
I think that the internet has impacted the music business a lot. It's a major game changer. I mean look what it did for Chance the Rapper for example. It helps the new comers such as myself a lot and it's a great opportunity move.
Always keep God first. Never give up on your dreams because the sky is the limit.
The useless talent? I think that I could work on my jump shot while playing basketball (lol).
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Yeah I sing the shower. I try to sing H.E.R. Best Part.
I'm only 20 years old, and my mom and dad, family, and my label Alianna Recorda keeps me grounded. If it wasn't for them, there's no telling.
My most favorite song to perform right now has to be Traumatized because with everything that's going on with the Black Lives Matters Movement, a lot of us young people are feeling hurt, and we want to be heard. It also speaks to that person who may want to give up on life, suicidal thoughts, and it tells the story of the hood. At the end of the day there has to be a day ahead of us.
The most admired rapper has to be Lil Boosie. He tells true stories in his music just as others such as Pac, Jay, Biggie. He keeps it real. Migos is on the list. Offset, Quavo, and Takeoff keeps it moving. Quality Control much respect. Nipsey Hussle, Da Baby, Chance the Rapper, Lil Baby, Wayne, Juvenile, Drake, Travis Scott, UGK, Master P, and so many more.
The most trouble that I have ever gotten into (Ha Ha!) umm I'll just say staying out late pass curfew for now you feel me?
My best advice came from my mom and dad to never give up on my dreams.
If I could change anything, I would open the door even more wider to a lot of unheard talent that's out there. There's plenty of hot music that has not been noticed.
Right now, I'm gearing up for my debut on iTunes and Spotify. Also, my August 30th performance with Coast2Coast