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Hi my beautiful faces! I had the pleasure of enjoying a very detailed conversation with my guy FOREIGN630. If that name sounds familiar, he was in attendance at the Fleet DJs’ Music Conference in Jacksonville this summer. Others know him as one of the hottest artist coming from Little Rock, AR. This was a great opportunity for me to have a personal conversation with an artist that had no problem networking and promoting his brand. Foreign630 is a respectable gentleman and new father who is about his business. Allow me to share some gems from our almost two hour chatting session.
FOREIGN630’s HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
Our conversation began after he took a break from preparing his advertising billboards. I could sense his feelings of accomplishment over the phone. Soon, his hometown will get a chance to see his name high up in the air. The one thing I loved about our conversation was his ability to be upfront and honest with me.
He is no stranger to the music industry. Would you believe that he received his first deal at the age of 17? The funny part is he was just like most young artist now; happy to receive the bag, but didn’t read the fine print. After a couple of years in the game he knew he had to take a couple of steps back. At the age of 19, Foreign630 walked away from being a rapper and at 21, he came back a business man with a no nonsense personality.
Despite bad deals and broken promises, Foreign630 used his new skills to come out on top. It was impressive to hear him speak about the business aspect of the industry. Because of the people in his corner, his music can be heard on various radio stations. His song “Yeah Yeah” is booming right now on all platforms.
If you follow Foreign630 you saw he recently closed a deal with Universal. Later this month they will start working on the video to “Been Through it All.” The location has been set for New York. One thing I learned from him is that he’s appreciative and humble. Several times he mentioned names like, Ya Ya, Mel B, and Yung Cassius. These along with others played a major part in his career. As the self funded owner of Already Paid Enterprise, the best is yet to come!
After a good heart-to-heart, it’s apparent that Foreign630 takes his position in the rap game serious. Serving time in prison also changed his outlook on life. My favorite quote of his is “you have to keep the right people around you.” In the music world an entourage can make or break you. Some may think it’s important to have people around you.
During our conversation, I learned it’s about quality and not quantity. He also explained how important it is to own your work and know the ins and outs of the business. Never let someone tell you anything, ask questions and be prepared to invest in YOU. We closed the evening discussing our favorite drinks. To my surprise he has a taste for Boosie Juice, Rose’ and Belaire. As for this Butterfly, a nice glass of Stella Rosa Black was in order.
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