Maryland native and rapper, Innanet James, is rapidly rising in the music industry with his unique wordplay, vivacious music, and his upbeat energy. As a long time fan, I’m glad I had the privilege to interview such an amazing artist.

 

Q: How long have you been in the music industry?

A: I wouldn’t really say I’m in the music industry, but I have been making music for about four to five years on my own, then I finally decided it was time to start releasing music 

 

Q: Do you have any musical influences?

A: The biggest influence was Lil Wayne. If it wasn’t for The Drought 3, I don’t know where I’d be. 

 

Q: Was there any inspiration behind Black and Vice City?

A: People were inspiration for Black. It just felt like we needed something positive, you feel me? For Vice City, I was jus lit!

 

Q: Do you have any upcoming projects?

A: Yeah, this crazy project called A Portrait for Free. I’ve been working on it daily and it’s coming out dope, so I’m really excited to share my first project with ya’ll.

 

Q: Are there any plans to go on tour?

A: Let me stay sneaky about that until it’s all finalized. So, all i’ll say is you’ll see me in a few cities this summer!

 

Q: What about making music makes you happy?

A: What makes me happy is the fact that I can say whatever I want, the creativity, and how I can say anything in a way nobody has done before. It makes me happy.

 

Q: What is your creative process for making a song?

A: I don’t know, because I treat every song different. There isn’t one particular way I go about writing a song. It’s just got to feel right and not forced.

 

Q: Who are some artists that you would like to work with in the future?

A: Michael Christmas, Chance the Rapper, Alex Wiley, Jaden Smith, and Kyle. There’s some dope people out here!

 

Q: Being from the DMV area, there’s a lot of crazy talent that lives within each area. What’s the biggest challenge you have to face against other talents? I understand it can be intimidating. What sets you apart?

A: I don’t see any challenges. They’re doing what they want and I’m doing what I want. So, it’s not intimidating or anything because I’m focused on me.

 

Q: What is something you would like to tell your current and prospective fans?

A: Be yourself and don’t let someone tell you you can’t do anything you want to do!

 

Q: What is your ultimate goal for you, yourself, and your music?

A: I just want to be great, that’s all.

 

Needless to say, we can expect nothing but great things from Innanet James in the future.

 

Wednesday at 2PM James released a brand new single called “Summer.” Though summer is long anticipated, the radiant beat, bounce, high energy, and effortless flow, give us the right amount of summer feels.

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Check it out now!:

 

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