October 2021

[La Bodega] Quarantine Talk: LUPE

Welcome to the New Installments of Quarantine Talk, where we’ve held various conversations with artist’s & groups from around the world via Zoom, Email, Social Media even plain old phone conversations.

We were previously on the 16th edition but due to cyber hacking by a group of web hackers, all of our published web content & website was removed and deleted permanently. But thanks to our amazing web server admin we are back in full swing! The artist we have today is LUPE from Athens Greece. You can check out our conversation down below.


DJ GOJABEAN: What is your stage name? Tell me where you’re from and what first got you interested in
the entertainment industry?

LUPE: My name is Michalis Latousakis (Lupe), I’m from Athens, Greece and the main factor that got me into the music industry was my need for expression.

DJ: Who and/or what inspires you to create?
LUPE: My thoughts and feelings about life, humanity and every kind of love.

DJ: How would you describe your sound?
LUPE: The sound is based on dark alternative and art rock. The deep, theatrical and wide-
ranged vocals along with the confessional lyricism and the dark sound make up the
obvious characteristic of the Lupe project.

DJ: What is your creative process like?
LUPE: I just record a piano progression spontaneously which express my thoughts and feelings.
Accompany that with a vocal melody and I write all the other instruments. Then I finally add my vocals to finish it out.

DJ: What is one message you would give to your supporters?
LUPE: The music industry is more plastic, and unreal. This is because technology has advanced so much. This is a great development. Let’s combine it with more human touch!

DJ: What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
LUPE: I am a breakdance dancer and a bridge player

DJ: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
LUPE: It is hard and a little painful to think that! Anything where I am able to express myself. I would go through a different type of art like dance or theatre.

I admire David Bowie for his multifaceted and diverse music career.

LUPE on which artist(s) he admires


DJ: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
LUPE: Always choose your partners & colleagues wisely.

DJ: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
LUPE: I believe that music and all forms of art have the role to give food for thought and provide
people with stimuli that has to do with self development. Today, the industry is just following trends instead of making a statement. Not really if at all and engaging with the fans. This needs to change.

DJ: What’s next for you and where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
LUPE: The next step for me is the promotion of the 2nd album Dark Room which has just
been released! The next year I would like to take part in big festivals and release my
next album.

You can follow LUPE and connect with him via social media:

#GetSOM via @djgojabean #QuarantineTalk @StraightOfficialMag @Lupe_Official #LupeMusic #RockArtist #AthensGreece #IndependentArtist

read more

Meet the Artist: Lil Haiti | @thereallilhaiti

Lil Haiti

Born in Haiti and based in New York, Lil Haiti has been in the music industry for a long time. Since the age of five, his work includes singles dating back to 2015 such as “Good Vibe”, his albums The New Haiti (2017) and Trust the Process (2018), and his newest song “Where The Cap At” featuring Flipp Dinero

Lil Haiti’s music travels in time and tells stories of his life. In his new single, “Where The Cap At,” the lyrics, “If you talkin’ money/drop your Cash App,” refers to a time during the pandemic when he was providing financial support to his followers and fans via Instagram. He believes that music isn’t the only way he can help people. This is why he continues to work a 9-5 job on top of his music.

I’m for the people. I’ll use my 9-5 money to feed whoever I need to feed and give back to the community. I want them to know that this is not from my label, this is from me.

Lil Haiti

We discussed his upcoming giveaway for single mothers. The sweepstakes included a day at the spa, a nice dinner, a meet-and-greet, as well as $300. “Whether you’re a nurse or a teacher, any job, single moms need some time to themselves. Being a single parent is not easy. I wanted to give them a great time to have fun and to relax.”

Lil Haiti has been helping others since he was a kid. This trait will remain with him for the rest of his life. His support doesn’t stop at the community but also includes other artists in the industry. One of his next career goals is to create his own label. This will act as space for up-and-coming artists to gain the experience that they need to succeed. He believes in giving opportunities to young artists, especially those with similar backgrounds. 

“I feel like some people think that needing to work hard for so many years means you can’t help others in the process. But I think that knowing how hard it can be should give you even more reason to help others in similar situations. Give advice, make it easier for them. You don’t have to give the entire plan but at least help create the blueprint to start their own journey.”

With his years of experience, Lil Haiti has a few key strategies to succeed in music. He uses an analogy of building a house and says that much like a house the music industry requires time, patience, and a strong foundation to make it to the top. 

The music industry is not a fast cash, get-rich-quick scheme. Build a foundation so that when you have that one hit, you have nowhere to go but up because you already built something

Lil Haiti’s advice on how to become successful

Lil Haiti is living proof that you can succeed in music and still stay true to yourself. He has a strong purpose to help his community while simultaneously living the life he wants. “I want to bring hope to others and people that it’s possible to make it to the top by staying consistent, humble, and patient.”

Check out his new single “Where The Cap At” featuring Flipp Dinero and all of Lil Haiti’s music on Spotify and Apple Music, and YouTube! You can follow him on Instagram at @thereallilhaiti

#GETSOM via @miya

read more
1 2 3 4
Page 2 of 4
WP Radio
WP Radio