By Radio ReddRoxx
Brooklyn born but Buffalo rapper Spillz is determined to make a name for himself in music worldwide. An all around businessman, he has his hands in many things when it comes to business and beyond. In conjunction with the release of his latest visuals to his single “Son of Sam pt. 1” I sat down with Spillz to talk his artistry overall and don’t check out his latest visual as well.
ReddRoxx: Introduce yourself to the readers and where are you from?
Spillz: My name Spillz, I was Born in Brooklyn Ny but, moved to Buffalo, New York when I was two and lived here ever since.
RR: How has being born in Brooklyn and having family there but raised in Buffalo, NY impacted your music?
S: Having family in Brooklyn didn’t really impact my music at all. It was actually the little bit of family and friends I had in Buffalo that impacted my Music and Brand.
RR: Got it. Well that’s a good thing! That would have allowed you to hone in better on your craft. There were other things that I’m sure impacted your music though such as being incarcerated. How has that affected you as a rapper both positively and negatively?
S: The positive side of my incarceration was hearing different styles of music and learning how to take those styles and mesh them with my style. On the negative side there was none in the aspect of music. It actually gave me time to write more.
RR: Makes sense. So who is Spillz outside of music?
S: Outside of music Spillz is a father, friend, spouse, son, director, film writer, cook, business owner and part time crypto currency and stock investor.
RR: Clearly you’re a very busy man! That’s always a good thing. It’s apparent what sets you apart from other men, but what separates you from other rappers?
S: My Separation from everyone else is even though Rap is my “Go To” I also write songs and lyrics for local Artis and my genre’s are Hip Hop, RnB, Soul and Pop. I play the guitar, piano and some drums. I also direct most of all my music video’s along with my first upcoming short film “The Son of Sam Pt. 1”
RR: Well I’d agree that definitely more multi-faceted than other rappers. With that being said, is rap an end game for you or do you want to explore other businesses or sides of music as well?
S: Rap is NOT an end game for me. It is simply a passion that I had my whole life and now I decided it’s time to get serious. I am a Business man and an entrepreneur. I will accumulate and generate revenue from every legal way possible. “Music” is another form of Income.
RR: I respect it! So are you currently independent?
S: Yes! I am currently independent.
RR: Being an independent artist, what’s your goals when it comes to the music?
S: My goals as far is music is to be one of the Greats. I also want it to be the door to open up many opportunities for me, my family, and true friends. To make as many hits as the Universe allows me to and remain humble.
RR: Those are all great goals. You’re definitely on the right path! You’ve also experienced a lot on this journey. What’s something, if anything you would have done differently?
S: One thing I would of done differently is listen to my mother when she told me certain things. Other than that I pretty much would keep things they way they are now.
RR: I could say the same about myself lol so who’s some of your musical influences?
S: Some of my music Influences are Styles-p, Dmx, Jay-z, Jadakiss, Neyo, Usher, LL-Cool J, just to name a few I can go on.
RR: Ok! Some of my favorite artists are on that list. Who would you work with if you had the chance to that’s on your list of influences or otherwise?
S: If I had a chance to work with another Artist it would most certainly be Jay-z.
RR: Great choice! What’s a word of advice you have for up and coming rappers?
S: My word of advice to other upcoming artist is to remain yourself. First discover your “worth” then know you “worth” after that apply your “worth”. Don’t be scared to spend some money on a blogs, website, placements or anything of that nature. You need to promote yourself every single day like no other until you reach your goal. Then promote it some more. Don’t settle for less and don’t put out no half anything. Everything must be quality.
RR: Very solid advice. Thank you again for sitting down with me and allowing our readers to learn more about you as an artist and businessman. How/where can we support your movement?
S: #Spillz716 is my tag for everything. You can catch me on all platforms @Spillz716.
Check out the visuals for his latest single “Son of Sam Pt.1” below and support his movement!