Ron Slyda a.k.a. “The COOL of the South” has created his own lane and is making a name for himself in the Miami Music Scene. His music is a breath of fresh air, with his witty word play, swag and charismatic flow Ron Slyda is a name that you’ll be hearing even more in 2012!!! Here’s 10 Questions w/ Ron Slyda… Enjoy!
When & why did you decide to pursue music?
I was always into music since the age of 5 its always been my love but I took the path of the street unfortunately and ended up in and out of jail and prison when I finished my last bid my best friend [RIP Eddy Moore] convinced me my talent needs to be used and I began recording in 09.
Which artists influence you?
If you look at my music you’d see mostly 70’s and 80’s Soul Music accents, my biggest influences are Bobby Womack and Tupac because I love how they were really expressing the joy and pains of life as they saw it. I also got inspiration and southern pride from 8ball & MJG, The Dungeon Family and UGK. But my rebel soul comes from dudes like NWA and DJ Quick
What’s one main message you want people to tune into?
That we gotta be ourselves, the only thing in this world that hasn’t been done is you, so do that live for love and beauty the paper should be a tool reach and cultivate those two things dig? Life is bigger then the paper chase way deeper.
In a perfect world, which label would be the place for you to sign to?
I always pictured myself on Maybach Music or Top Dawg Ent out West but the way the game going I’d rather be Indie with good financial backing because I don’t play about creative freedom and I hate to have my sound categorized. Who’s to say I won’t make an electronic pop track I need the freedom to push what I please to stay an individual and remain relevant. Go against the machine!
Where do you think you fit in with the music industry as a whole?
As a whole I’d be in the same light of other artist who have loyal but small cult followings like Curren$y. I refuse to make a track for the sake of blowing up. I do music cause I love it, I got a millon ways to get money, I take this serious.
Where did the concept of Blue Summer stem from?
I went thru a lot of changes in 2011 my crew [SMG] had gotten an explosive buzz in the streets and internet and things began to change. Everything but me, and as I began to reflect on all the work I put in, the trials, the tribulations, cases, the losses and lessons songs began forming out of those situations. Blue is a word I use to mean deep and high like the ocean and the sky, summer was the time because its like nothing else mattered digg?
What’s to come musically?
You can expect more vids I’m currently working with WorldStreamMedia getting my “brand” together. lol I didn’t know I was marketable. I’m also planning to branch out, calling in more features and working with new producers.
What was the best thing someone said about you?
Lol man I heard a lot of things that had me more inspired, one dude told me he wants my track ‘The Comet’ played at his funeral and this one time a chick told me her Mom is one of my biggest fans and her Moms like 50 yrs old. But the best comment for me is when people quote my lyrics on Twitter and Facebook I really digg that shit lol
Who is giving you advice about this industry and helping you navigate the biz?
Off the rip that would be the homey Ball Greezy, most of my team is learning along the way because I rather have people round I can trust compared to people I don’t know.
What are the two pieces of advice that you would give to upcoming artist?
Never quit, when you feel like giving up your way closer then you think and open your mouth network you want to blaze a stage walk up on whoever run the joint with confidence and find out wat you need. Holla at every DJ every Blogger and every music enthusiast you can via social networks and old fashion street promo. Nothing is gon’ come to you, you gotta go get it!
Last Question: Any Last Words?
I wanna give a shout out to my team Rico Suave, Top Five, Kaine, Chris and my a2v2e family, everybody whoever put an SMG shirt on they back its a lot so I won’t name all y’all lol nikkisixx.com, iblog126, Streetconnect DJ’s, and all the people who considered me just another nigga spamming links y’all forced me to go harder too lol… Blue Summer on the way….I’m here Ron Slyda bitch!!!!!
Check Out Ron Slyda’s Latest Release “Blue Summer” off his upcoming mixtape ‘BLUE SUMMER:RECOLLECTIONS OF A POETIC DRUNK’
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