Twenty Questions with Afro-Hiphop artist Gerald Milton

Gerald Milton is a Sound Engineer, Recording Artist & Entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria. He is also the CEO of Slam Entertainment. Due to his African Influenced Culture, Gerald Milton cites his Genre of Music as “Afro Hiphop, Which is a Blend of Hiphop and Afro Beats. He is currently working on his Extended Play titled: “Gerald Milton EP”, the first single from the EP, “Rap Since” Produced by “Tony Ross” was released on May 2015, while the Video was released November 2015.

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

Gerald Milton: I have been in the Music Business For about 3years, But Professionally Started this year 2015

  1. Who were your first musical influences?

Gerald Milton:  I listened to a lot of Music Growing Up. Can’t really say

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

Gerald Milton: Currently I am listening to WizKid, Cassper Nyovest, AKA. Definitely, I would love to Collaborate with them all

  1. Are you actually based in Lagos, and what is the independent music scene like in Nigeria?

Gerald Milton: Yes, I am actually based in Lagos. The Independent Music Scene in Nigeria is still growing. Not Much Recognition for Indie Artists but with time I am positive it’s going to be better.

  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?

Gerald Milton: Visual Media and YouTube in My Opinion is the best form of Music Marketing. YouTube is Useful for Monetization and earning revenues. Here is My Published Video “Rap Sincehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNJKhwlgxc4

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

Gerald Milton: Entertaining a live audience is what I ultimately prefer. The Connection with the Audience is Priceless!!!

  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?

Gerald Milton: I write My Lyrics Myself and I work with a Producer. His name is:”Tony Ross”

     8.  What is the title of your latest music release and where can fans find it?

Gerald Milton: The Title of My latest Release is “Rap Since”. They Can find it here on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rap-since-single/id988258225 Also the Music Video for “Rap Since” can be Viewed Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNJKhwlgxc4

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

Gerald Milton: My Song Writing Skills and Delivery is Unique. I am bad like that. lol

Gerald Milton
Gerald Milton
  1. If you were forced to choose only one, which emotion, more than any other drives you to be a part of this tough business?

Gerald Milton: Dedication!!!

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

Gerald Milton: As an Independent Artiste, I can take decisions without consulting or reporting to anybody. Same goes with the Music Making process. On the other hand I don’t see Challenges as discouragement. They are just minor setbacks

  1. When and why did you start “Slam Entertainment”? Is this a vehicle just for your music or will you be hosting other artists too?

Gerald Milton: I started Slam Entertainment Officially This year 2015; definitely I will be hosting other Artists too regardless of their Genre. Have an Artist on Board Already; His name is “Anthony Enwehz” watch Out for Him

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

Gerald Milton: Nothing apart from their Bigger Financial Budgets. That’s the one and Only Thing I Envy. Lol

  1. The best piece of advice in this business you actually followed so far?

Gerald Milton: Having Self Believe!!!  It’s a process and I keep learning daily

  1. What are your thoughts on talent shows like American Idol, The Voice and the X-Factor etc.?

Gerald Milton: It is what it is. Sincerely, “No Comment”

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

Gerald Milton: Yes!!! Right Now, The Internet is Everything!!!

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

Gerald Milton: My Sound and Style is Afro-HipHop. A Blend of AfroBeats and HipHop

  1. What goals do you have lined-up in 2016 for both yourself and Slam entertainment?

Gerald Milton: Eat the Bigger Apple and Get More Positive Recognition.

  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?

Gerald Milton: Platinum Music Sales and Also Endorsements from Super Mega Companies!

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

Gerald Milton: The Devil is Out Buying Souls and there’s no Refund. Lol.  I would never sell My Soul for a Successful musical Career.

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Rick Jamm

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

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