Q. WHO INSPIRES IAM SHAMAR ?
A. R KELLY is my only inspiration , growing up Kellz had this impeccable touch to his music . Every song he put out had that hit quality and there was a song for everyone . Very creative man..
Q. WHAT SEPARATES YOU FROM OTHER ARTIST?
A. I actually have the ability to write and sing REAL MUSIC no matter what flow I’m on I will always be me and have my signature sound . Most artist don’t write their music , I can do that and inspire people . There’s been many fans that have heard my music and actually be emotionally moved by the greatness and quality.
Q. YOU HAVE A NEW SINGLE OUT (10 10 20S) DOPE SINGLE HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? ANY MESSAGE BEHIND THE MUSIC ? WILL THERE BE A MUSIC VIDEO?
A. YES ! I have a brand new single that has been doing very well, the buzz is up there . Everywhere I’ve performed the record it has been a constant TURN UP instantly and good vibes . I just remember going into the studio with LT (Feature) like "yo, what you think about hopping on this record ? " and the rest was history . I worked with producer Epidemic. The message behind this record is bigger than throwing money at strippers. This record is a record to empower woman because its them out there making they money so they can provide for themselves and family . We gotta stop labeling woman as hoes because of what they do because we don’t know her story. There will definitely be a video for this record , it will be shot next month with NYC DIRECTOR GAMBINO .
Q. YOU RECENTLY HAD A MEETING WITH ROCNATION A&R JASON “POLO” CARBONELL. HOW DID THAT FEEL? WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?
A. It was an amazing feeling to meet Polo , and hearing him speak so highly of my craft and say that there is so much potential and extend his arm to help me win in this music industry was very uplifting . He believed in me and that’s what you don’t get a lot . You have a lot of fake people but the real can never be disguised . You can expect a lot. Unfortunately I cannot say to much because of contractual agreements but just know we working.
Q. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE A YOUNG ASPIRING ARTIST?
A. Go hard for your dreams because no one will go hard like you would . You see that dream clearer then anybody . So, just keep focusing and don’t stop believing in yourself because I remember when I couldn’t sing for nothing and I couldn’t write a song to save my life but I worked hard and I turned nothing into something . It is possible. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE !
Q. YOUR PRESENTING “VOCALIST OF THE YEAR” AT INDIE VMAS IN BROOKLYN NY HOW DOES THAT FEEL?
A. It feels very amazing to be included in that environment of entertainment . I’ve watched every artist in that category grow to the artist they have become. S/o to all the nominees and I can’t wait to see you guys rip the stage.
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