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Interview With Massachusetts Own LilAkG

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1. How would you describe your musical style?

I would describe my music as an open mic therapy session. I don’t hold back from speaking on how I feel ever, and that extends to my art. If I have an issue I’m grappling with or a feeling that I don’t understand I might write a song until I understand it more. And in the same way that I coke to understand myself with my music, someone else could listen to it and relate.

2. What is the first album you owned?

That’s tricky because the first album I ever listened to, my mom gave to me, was a Michael Jackson Greatest Hits CD. The first album I ever owned myself was the Cherry Bomb deluxe by Tyler the creator. It came with the Look book and everything. I lost the CD at this point, but every once in a while I look at that book and it still blows my mind.

3. How do you prepare before going up on stage?

I rally with my people. Make sure everyone is drinking and smoking and having a good ass time. I try not to focus on my set or how shits gonna go. I just focus on how blessed I am to be where I am, and what message I’m tryna get across with the songs I’m boutta perform.

Right before I go out, I make sure I splash (dap up) each and every person on my team, and shoot a quick thanks to the powers that be.

4. If we’re going to buy you a drink, what should it be?

Well I’m 20 so I can’t go get a drink with you yet, but I’d definitely get a nice Shirley Temple!

5. What’s a song that has been stuck in your head these days?

Oh my god so many songs, right now I’d say Admit It by BKtherula or Tell Em by Cochise and $NOT

6. Who’s your favorite artist?

Tyler, the Creator, off rip.

My biggest inspiration in almost everything I do in life. Would love to do a song with that dude

7. Tell us about the first song you made. Was it a success or a failure?


The very first song I made was FLOATIES, with my boy Gerk. We had been making music together for a little while and he had just bought FL studio. My nigga made dat beat after like 3 months of grinding and sent it to me and it was so fucking fire. It blew my mind because we had always been talking about our signature sound. At that moment I knew we had just hit a mark. We made that song at his crib, released it, and we been on an roll ever since.

I would call it a success, because we learned so much from it. Even if I’m taking a L, imma turn it into a learning experience.

8. What is the story behind  Floaties?

The story behind FLOATIES is right there when you listen to the lyrics. We made it right at the start of quarantine, where we were down in our bag, literally just sitting there watching time float by. I think that once we made that song it was a huge form of therapy for us, because we had been holding in so much, and not just music. I was so depressed all the time, but when I was with my friends, having a good time nothing mattered. I was able to see the time float by and that gave me peace, and it still does. Looking back, that’s my favorite verse because it was exactly how I felt at the time.

9.If you could pick one or the other, what would you choose, the money or the fame?

I would choose the money. I could take care of so many people if I had it, make sure that my family in Africa could eat, go to school, do whatever they wanna do. I would help my mom and all my aunts and family and make sure they never had to struggle for anything ever again.

10.If you could go back in time or in the future, which one would you choose and why?

I would go to the future and get knowledge And technology that would benefit me today, I wouldn’t want to change the past and fuck up how my life is right now, because I love my life!


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