TampaMystic sits down w/ Fitted Boy L A for an exclusive interview!
1. What’s going on? Please introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from.
My name is Johaven “Lil’Aaron” Thomas & My Stage Name Is “Fitted Boy L A.” I am from Houma, Louisiana but I now live in Atlanta, Georgia.
2. When did you start rapping and who or what inspired you?
I began rapping at the age of 11 when I first starting writing music. I come from a musical background family where my dad used to dj, my uncle used to be a promoter, one of my sisters used to rap, as well as one of my brothers used to rap. When you have immediate family members who shared the same love and involvement with music, it’s automatically going to be installed into you and inspire you in the same way. I grew up listening to a lot of Michael Jackson & Bone Thugs N Harmony who definitely played a huge role as artists & individuals who inspired me outside of my family to want to be involved with music. MJ because of the passion, dedication, and hard work that he displayed when it came to his music and craft. Bone Thugs because they showed how 5 individuals from the hood and from the streets can pursue the same dreams, have the same amount of success, and be loved and received just as much as the wealthier and richer people who didn’t have to work as hard to get what they have in life.
3. As an up and coming artist, do you find it difficult to maintain personal relationships while perusing your music career?
I believe when it comes to maintaining personal relationships, when you are pursuing any career or doing what it is you love to do, the people who indeed matters most such as the ones who truly understand what is it you are trying to do and accomplish, understand the reasoning behind why you love to do what you do, and the ones that really support you will be there for you no matter what through the good and the bad. Some people automatically eliminate themselves from you even wanting to have any sort of relationship with them just by the amount of success you have or the amount of blessings that come your way that they want for themselves. I personally haven’t had problems or issues with the people who are in my life for a reason while pursuing my music career but the people who tend to try and stick around when things are going great and disappear when they are not so good, those people I can do without.
4. Tell us something you enjoy doing [besides music] that most people don’t know.
Outside of my love and passion for music, I really enjoy drawing and painting when I find time to do so as well as taking time out to reflect on things and finding ways where I can better myself and become a better person in life.
5. Currently, what project(s) are you working on or pushing?
At this moment, the only thing that I am really pushing at the moment is a single but I am brainstorming and getting some new ideas together for new mixtape projects and more singles to begin working on for the top of the year.
6. What’s the current single you are pushing & where can we find it?
The current single that I am pushing is entitled “She On” which can be found on soundcloud (Search @FittedBoyLA) as well as on reverbnation (search Fitted Boy L A).
7. What’s been the most memorable moment so far in your music career?
The most memorable moment thus far for me in my career would be when one of my songs were first played on the
radio. There is just an indescribable feeling that goes through your body when actually hearing your song being played on the radio and having so many people hit you up congratulating you or letting you know that they heard your song being played. Best moment ever.
8. We’re almost to 2015, What are your goals musically for the new year?
My goals musically for the new year will be to pretty much establish myself as one of the best new upcoming artist that this world will soon come to know, to work with a well known artist or producer in the industry, and to put myself on a much bigger platform where I can be seen and really show the world what I am made of when it comes to music and what I can bring to this game.
9. Tell everyone where they can find you? [Websites, Social media, Booking info etc]
I can be found on Instagram @FittedBoyLA, on Twitter @FittedBoyLA, on Facebook (Search Johaven L A Thomas), on Reverbnation (Search Fitted Boy L A), on Soundcloud (Search FittedBoyLA), on Datpiff (Search FittedBoyLA). Booking Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, & Music/Features/Beats/Songwriting Info: email@example.com
10. What words would you like to leave us with? Any Shout Outs?
A “Fitted Boy” is someone who does everything that fits THEM. From the things that I do, the clothes I wear, the music I write and create, the way I go about creating my music and things that I talk about, my style, my swagg, the way I talk, clown, and act, everything that I do fits Me. I’m not trying to be like anyone else, not trying to mimic or bite off of anyone else, that’s why I am a FITTED BOY! Shout out to everyone who supported me or begin to support me in my musical journey and also those who chose not to support me, the doubters and nonbelievers because yall definitely play a big part in driving me and motivating me to constantly prove you all wrong! “If You Ain’t Fitted, You Ain’t With It” #SupportLA