Today we’d like to introduce you to 281neek.
281neek, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Born and raised in Houston, I was the second born of four children. Growing up, basketball was my first love but by the time I finished my first year of college, I realized how passionate I was about music. I always had the talent to rap but I had begun to take it seriously around this time. This was a pivotal point in my life because not only did I discover my love for creating music, but I also lost my older brother. This tragedy pushed me into pouring myself completely into this craft and to go above and beyond with what I produce. Presently, I’m still in college but as an artist, I’m working, learning, and improving every day. I want nothing more than to have a platform to share my message through the music I create.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road, especially because I don’t have any connections to the music industry. On top of that, I come from a Nigerian family, so hip-hop isn’t exactly their first taste in music. To be honest, I got to where I am now by the strength of God, my work ethic, and spreading a good product. I strongly feel like good music can’t stay hidden for too long. It comes down to right place, right time, and sooner or later the world will discover you if you’re consistent.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My music is my business and it’s a growing brand. What I believe sets me apart from other artists is my authenticity and the vibes I create in each song. I’m most proud of my latest project titled, “4 The Ones We Love”. This album was inspired by the energy, ideas, and events that I have experienced throughout my lifetime. If you haven’t heard it, I strongly recommend you do to really understand how my mind works. From the lyricism to the wordplay to the pictures I paint in each song, my album takes you on a journey.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from my childhood would be whenever my cousins would come over after church and play basketball in our driveway for hours. It was a small place to hoop but, to us, it felt like the NBA finals every time.
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