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Silver GHO$T


Silver GHO$T is a rapper, singer, and songwriter originally from Price George's County in Maryland. His genre ranges from any subgenre of hip-hop, from emo rap to old school rap in his first song ever released, with his style taking elements from artists like Trippie Redd, XXXTENTACTION, and Ski Mask the Slump God. Having released two singles "Hollaback B*tch!" and "Gimme Head XD", as well as an EP "When I Get Home", and with more and different styles on the way, Silver GHO$T is shifting his way into the music scene.


For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!


Versatile is definitely one word. The stuff I have out on Soundcloud and Spotify does not even begin to describe the scope of music I make and plan to make in the future. For example, I have two projects in the works, one full of chief keef type beats and another with more sad beats. Another word is playful, especially when it comes to my lyrics. My lyrics never sound conventional, and it's because I like to "play with my words," as I like to say it. Sometimes I'll throw conventional English and grammar out the window to get the point across. Lastly, real. The stuff I write and talk about in my music may not always be about me and my experiences, but its always real. Real to me, real to my listeners, real to anyone who might enjoy it.


What is your favorit part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.


My favorite part of being an artist is the lifestyle of it. I get paid to dance, sing, and express myself? Sign me up! I also like the flexibility you get while being an artist, or an independent one, at least. I'm specifically a music artist because I've always admired people like poets, rappers, and songwriters, who can do amazing things with language. Songwriting also comes naturally to me, which helps me enjoy it a lot more than things like drawing and acting. I have dabbled in those, though, and people said I was pretty good; I don't enjoy that as much, though.


Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?


I've almost never been to an actual recording studio; the closest I've been is a digital audio production station in the basement of a hall at the college I attend. Typically, it's just me, a mic, and a laptop in my current residence. Now that I stay in a college dorm, I do have to be somewhat mindful of noise, but at the end of the day, that doesn't really matter. Most times I'll have lyrics I pre-wrote while bored that I cycle through in a half hour to an hour, but sometimes I'll freestyle and write as I go. It all depends on how I feel, or what vibes the instrumental is giving me.


Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?


Anime. Or video games. One of the two if there is nothing else to do. Now that I'm a college student, I do find myself going to parties and events often, just living my college life, but had those events not existed, most definitely anime and video games. I've been watching anime ever since I was 6 or something too, so I'm a veteran anime fan. There are a lot of shows I need to watch though, I'm behind.


Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?


I have two answers to this question. My favorite artist has been Trippie Redd for some time, so you could say today I do admire him. He first started gaining attention around my age for his music and he only went up from there, so he's someone I look up to. He also inspired part of my style. Though the person who I look up to most of all time is XXXTENTACION. He really helped me get through some tough times even though he never met me. He's the reason that I'm able to chase my dreams today. It was my dream to meet him until he died. I think it was my last day of eighth grade when he died too. Sad.


Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?


The most emotional song I've written isn't released yet, laugh out loud. Of the songs I've released though, I'd say "Velocity" is the most emotional. "Velocity" is the intro off my first EP "When I Get Home" I wrote it about some family trouble I was having around the time, since my mom had finally opened up about a bunch of bad blood between my father and her. The unreleased song, however, was about more personal struggles in a relationship I was in.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?


By the end of the year, and somewhat in the beginning of next year, there are 2 to 3 projects I want to release. One of them has more chief keef and rage in it, another has more r&b and pluggnb songs to it to give it a smoother sound to it, and the last one is just a mixtape compilation of songs I made for fun, it isn't genre specific. The pluggnb album is almost finished: I just need features, so watch out for that one!


Tell us where fans can access your music.


You can find me on Soundcloud


Spotify


Most other links are here, though some are still in the works and aren't up to date: https://linktr.ee/SilverGHO_ST

 

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