Sone87um Talks Life in South Central L.A., Forthcoming Project, Being incarcerated for 13 Years & More [Interview]

By Jack Barnes

Getmybuzzup: Tell us a little about yourself?

Sone87um: I’m a Hip Hop artist who’s been producing and writing since the age of 10 up until 17 when I was incarcerated for attempted murder for 13 years and 10 months now I’m back.


Getmybuzzup: What’s it like growing up in South Central L.A.?

Sone87um: Crazy as hell in my era it’s a little different now but when I was growing up it was wild just like all the hood movies were showing us it was really like that.


Getmybuzzup: How long have you been in the music industry?

Sone87um: The first time I actually got paid for music I was 14 yrs old.


Getmybuzzup: How did you get started in the first place?

Sone87um: My father and several of my uncles were involved in the music industry as producers and engineers before I was born so they introduced me to it.


Getmybuzzup: Was it difficult getting back into music after thirteen years?

Sone87um: The creative part not at all but the business is very different now.


Getmybuzzup: How would you describe your sound?

Sone87um: Raw!

Getmybuzzup: Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

Sone87um: Everybody literally !! The greats inspire me to carry on tradition while the foofers inspire me to maintain some form of integrity.


Sone87um Talks Life in South Central L.A., Forthcoming Project, Being incarcerated for 13 Years & More [Interview]Getmybuzzup: How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?

Sone87um: I have no specific method I used to work like that when I was younger but now I’m down for whatever! I usually just listen to beats and think of melodies and rhyme schemes before I start freestyling which will become the song.


Getmybuzzup: What are you currently working on?

Sone87um: A project called “Sone87um”.


Getmybuzzup: What is the concept behind your latest project?

Sone87um: The concept is simple it’s called ‘S187’ that name represents me S-One killing every beat S-187 it’s hip hop no gimmicks no special costumes just raw and real.


Getmybuzzup: Any plans on touring to promote your latest project?

Sone87um: Yes but I’m still recording so that will be next year.


Getmybuzzup: What did you buy with your first check off music?

Sone87um: Clothes!


Getmybuzzup: What are must haves when your in the studio working?

Sone87um: Microphone!


Getmybuzzup: What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

Sone87um: My cousin/producer told me if I want to be an artist I have to do “artist” stuff.


Getmybuzzup: Will you be collaborating with any other artists on this project or in the future?

Sone87um: Yes several but I’m currently working on an entire project with K1nglitty.


Getmybuzzup: Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content?

Sone87um: All of the above different people like different things for differences.


Getmybuzzup: What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career?  

Sone87um: Everything I’m in redevelopment mode. I mainly need exposure 13 years and 10 months killed my name and I’m just trying to rebuild it.


Getmybuzzup: What’s your all-time favorite song?  

Sone87um: I can’t pick one. Impossible. I love too much music.


Getmybuzzup: In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?

Sone87um: Gucci Mane because he actually invested in and developed so many artists he created an entire wave.


Getmybuzzup: Who have been some of your favorite artists that you’ve been able to work with?

Sone87um: Kinglitty easy call!


Getmybuzzup: How do you feel about the current state of music?

Sone87um: I love how it’s wide open the majors are being challenged by the artists it’s fun.


Getmybuzzup: Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?

Sone87um: No!  I’m Hip Hop my validation is in the streets not award shows. They’ve been against our culture since day 1.


Getmybuzzup: What is your main goal as far as music?

Sone87um: To establish the legacy of Leimert Park within Hip Hop culture.


Getmybuzzup: Who would you say your music relates to the most?

Sone87um: Honest people I just keep it real 100%!


Getmybuzzup: What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)

Sone87um: My struggle and my story It’s a whole different vibe!


Getmybuzzup: When your not in the studio, what do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

Sone87um: I actually rap for fun! It’s the songs that are work.


Getmybuzzup: If you could work with any producer who would it be?

Sone87um: Noiz he’s right in L.A. and I keep hearing him.


Getmybuzzup: What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

Sone87um: I didn’t get to experience my highlight I was incarcerated when my 1st project with the group C-Dott was promoted and released.


Getmybuzzup: What is your dream venue to perform at?

Sone87um: Lol I don’t think like that I just Love performing whether it be the forum or the alley ! I’ve literally done both!


Getmybuzzup: What artist music are you currently a fan of?  

Sone87um: Blueface ! I love how a young gangbanger from L.A. stepped in the game and broke every rule ! He’s got the whole L.A. talking about him.


Getmybuzzup: When performing live what are some of the things you do to get the crowd involved?

Sone87um: I naturally Roc with the audience I never separate myself from the crowd so there’s no telling what I may say or do.


Getmybuzzup: When performing live and the crowd is singing along how does that energy make you feel?

Sone87um: Fulfilled that’s the finish line you’ve actually got another spirit to chant your spell now just watch it work ! Hallelujah!


Getmybuzzup: What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?

Sone87um: Ol it’s called “Christopher Columbus & the Afrikan Holocaust” by Dr. John Henrik Clarke  … because it’s the Truth … Real American history this country is full of boring lies! The truth is more graphic than America’s history books.


Getmybuzzup: What can we expect from you in the future?

Sone87um: More music and I actually have several books I’m in the process of editing … They’re full of exciting truths.


Getmybuzzup: Anything else you wanna add?

Sone87um: The same elite families who dictate banks, laws and film also dictate major record label .So if we really hope to escape the matrix supporting independent artists is a major factor.


Getmybuzzup: Where can the fans check out for your music?

Go to SoundCloud . My profile is Sone87um , my single is Hallelujah

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Sone87um Talks Life in South Central L.A., Forthcoming Project, Being incarcerated for 13 Years & More [Interview]

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