Interview with ‘Work Over Pleasure’, one of today’s rising Hip Hop artists

Work Over Pleasure, one of today’s rising Hip Hop artists, is happy to announce his latest single entitled Got Work. It was released on November 22, 2015 under the Talk of the Streets brand. The fans of the Hip Hop artist are interested to listen to his new single. They can also find a copy of Got Work in different platforms such as YouTube, iTunes and TalkoftheStreets.com.

Work Over Pleasure is based in Harrisburg, PA. As an artist, he has already released and shared a few of his music selections to the public in the past few years. For those fans that are interested and excited to listen to the latest work of their favorite artist, it can now be downloaded in different places all over the web. Got Work can be downloaded at iTunes and can now be viewed on YouTube.

  1. How long have you been in the music business and how did you get started in the first place?

Work Over Pleasure: I’ve been in the BUSINESS since I’ve been charging for features so I’ll day 5 years now. I got started freestyling with my friends in the car at school or just hanging out on the corner.

  1. Who were your first musical influences?

Work Over Pleasure: Dr. Dre, Naughty by Nature, and Outkast were some of my earlier influences.

  1. Which artists are you currently listening to? And is there anyone of these that you’d like to collaborate with?

Work Over Pleasure: I’m currently listening to all underground artist like Quilly out of Philly or Shy Glizzy from DC I like young Dolph Kevin Gates. There are a few and I’m down to work with anyone down to work with me. #WOPCULTURE

  1. Which ingredient do you think makes you special and unique as a performing artist in a genre thriving with newcomers?

Work Over Pleasure: I think what gives me the connection to the people of just being a real down to Earth person from the streets that cares about his people. In the real thing they know. #WorkOverPleasure

  1. What are your thoughts on visual media and Youtube? Do think that video is a good marketing tool for your music, and do you have any videos published for fans to see?

Work Over Pleasure: Video is a great marketing tool and actually that whole video and marketing tool is a big part of our strategy. Me ( WOPCULTURE and SMC films) have teamed up for talkofthesteets.com just log on it’s looking lovely.

  1. Which do you ultimately prefer? Entertaining a live audience or creating songs in a studio setting?

Work Over Pleasure: I’m just in love with the whole art form the culture.

  1. Tell us something about your lyrics and music production on your releases. Which part of these processes do you handle, and which do you outsource generally?

Work Over Pleasure: I just listen to the track. The beat usually tells mine what to say.

     8. Tell us something about the creation and production of your latest track – “Got Work”?

Work Over Pleasure: That was produced by a good friend of mine “Teo” with #gotwork I just wanted the streets to know that i had what they wanted and it was me.

  1. How come you kept fans waiting a year for a new release?

Work Over Pleasure: I had to get my life together. I had to regroup reinvent myself. And now you have me.

  1. What is your connection to “Talk Of The Streets” and what are you hoping to achieve through this brand?

Work Over Pleasure: I am actually a co-founder. Our whole mission is to Create a platform for artist. Talkofthestreets.com is a marketing and advertisement site. Music fashion and world news.

  1. Which aspect of being an independent artist and the music making process excites you most and which aspect discourages you most?

Work Over Pleasure: I love every minute of it you really have to #WORK for what you want.

  1. How would you describe the current state of the Rap and Hiphop game in general?

Work Over Pleasure: I’m enjoying it there is something for everyone out there right now.

  1. Aside from the bigger financial budgets, is there anything at all that you envy about Major label artists?

Work Over Pleasure: No, maybe the way they fool people into thinking they are needed, but nothing I would envy.

  1. The best piece of advice in this business you actually followed so far, and one you didn’t follow, but now know for sure that you should have?

Work Over Pleasure: You only get out what you put in. #WORK

  1. What are your thoughts on talent shows like American Idol, The Voice and the X-Factor etc.? Do you think shows like that could be viable platforms for hip-hop artists?

Work Over Pleasure: I like them for rnb but I’m not sure if that would be a good look for hip hop. You never know though. These days anyway lol

  1. Do you consider Internet and all the social media websites, as fundamental to your career, and independent music in general?

Work Over Pleasure: Absolutely it’s the future.

  1. If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Work Over Pleasure: I’m still that hungry guy in the corner just passionate about life. If not now I think we’ve all been able to relate to that guy set some point in or life.

  1. Do you have any specific artistic goals or plans set for the new year?

Work Over Pleasure: Just to get better. Hopefully everyone guess out and cops that #GotWORK let’s just focus on that for now and see what congress next. #WOPCULTURE

  1. As you work your way through your career, which more than any other fires-up your imagination – A Grammy award, Platinum music sales or any other tangible milestone?

Work Over Pleasure: I want it all… WorkOverPleasure for president.

  1. What is the ONE thing you are NOT willing or prepared to do EVER, in your quest to achieve a successful musical career?

Work Over Pleasure: I don’t understand that question. If I can’t get it from the muscle I don’t want it. #WOPCULTURE

OFFICIAL LINKS: YOUTUBESOUNDCLOUD –  TALKOFTHESTREETS

Rick Jamm

Journalist, publicist and indie music producer with a fervent passion for electric guitars and mixing desks !

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