Famous Living, an up-and-coming hip-hop sensation hailing from SouthSide Jamaica, Queens.
His dynamic delivery, sharp lyricism, and captivating presence have garnered attention from fans both locally and nationally. Not only does he excel as a rapper, but he’s also a talented singer, dancer, and actor, praised for his exceptional skills and infectious personality. Get to know the rising artist as he speaks with V-Henny on his journey within his career.
V-Henny: Can you tell us how you got started?
Famous Living: I started taking it seriously when I was in jail in 2018 . I was in the box aka solitary confinement. My celly was a musical dude he used to be in there making melodies and writing raps. So I used to do it with him. I always had a way with my words. So I used to make up some over the head lyrics and I used to buy nothing but instrumentals on the mp3. I started writing to the beat and it felt to natural. Like the beat was talking to me . The rest was history.
V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music?
Famous Living: A hand full of people inspired me to make music. First and foremost my mother inspired me, to create and put my pain on paper and just to make it better my father was also an artist so I gained inspiration thru that feeling like the talent shift is hereditary. Musical Artists that gave me inspiration are artists like 2 pac , 50 cent , meek mill, lil durk, rod wave , nba youngboy.
V-Henny: How long have you had this creative vision and what pushes you to be consistent ?
Famous Living: I’ve had this creative vision since I was born lol. All my life I’ve been and Artist whether it was making music, drawing, building, or cooking . And know when I say Artist I mean one that is tapped into the nature of expressing love forms in any manner . The bigger picture pushes me to be consistent, my past pushes me to be consistent, like never ever forget where u came from . That’s what made you to the person you are today whether it’s for better or worse. My main concern is how I’m going to secure generational wealth for 4 generations after mine.
V-Henny: Have you ever felt discouraged by the industry and if so how did you overcome the thought/feeling?
Famous Living: Good question, I mean I don’t think I ever felt discouraged by the industry because I removed the fear of it. But definitely more of an overwhelming feeling. Because it’s like I’m fresh coming up so it’s a lot of things I have to do in order to stay consistent and gain traction from fans. Gotta make sure it’s the right platforms im getting on. The right music has to be pushed at the right time. It’s a lot of stuff it just gets a little overwhelming but it’s still a challenge I love that’s keeps me from getting discouraged.
V-Henny: In order to succeed in life you have to know how to give credit and give back . Who would you give credit to for your success thus far? `Who would you give back to ?
Famous Living: Most definitely ,you have to give back to get more. Im a firm believer in the universal law of “ the more love you give is the more love you receive. So that’s saying that you have to stay humble do on to others as you would want them to do to you. For my success this far, I would definitely have to give credit to my mother. She’s like my number one supporter, for real. I have to give credit to myself for loving and believing in myself. I have to give credit to all the people I’ve came across on my journey that noticed my gift and gave me a chance to showcase myself or just gave me a chance In general to help me get out of my situation.
V-Henny: How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Famous Living: Well the music I make is very detailed, very deep , very unique. You know I’m very versatile I can sing and rap. I created my own music style in prison. When I rap I call it “ Reality Rap” and. When I sing or Melodize I call it “raw pain flow”. They are both 2 specialized styles that demonstrate the reality and pain of the so called world we live in today and tomorrow.
V-Henny: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Famous Living: Well right now, I mean I look at life like this…. They say a millionaire has 7 different incomes. So with that being said every great leader was a great follower. So now I have my music going on over here . I also have a clothing line to tend too. And I’m in the process of opening my second LLC. And its funny because I do all of them now while I have the music going on. Behind the scene. A lot has to get done in order to secure financial freedom.
V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at in your career?
Famous Living: Some of the steps I had to take In my career to get to where I’m at now. First, definitely gotta network. Network makes the network . Every event I go to or even when I’m just outside I remain social with people. I definitely have to meditate like every day for about 30 mins and crystallize what I want in my life. You have to brand yourself on a professional level and continue dropping that fire with a substance.
V-Henny: What projects are you presently working on?
Famous Living: Currently I’m working on 3 Projects. Called “ VOICE OF MY TEARS” (raw pain flow) , “solitary Living Vol 1” (reality rap ) , and “a softer side” (for the ladies). All different flows and sounds can’t wait to drop . But other than that I have new singles dropping every 2 weeks.
V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans?
Famous Living: This is what I tell everyone. What ever you do in life ., make sure you do it with your soul and your heart attached to it because that’s the only way it’s going to work . That’s the only way to catch that napoleon hill lol.
V-Henny: What’s next for you?
Famous Living: Well I’m going to continue striving, putting my all into it , being impeccable with my words . Shows coming up . Some more music videos, and more interviews. We on our way . Heal the world gang. Peace
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