The World of Marco Solo

Q: What is your favorite genre of music when you are not performing ?

A: It’s always been hiphop/rap, but a little bit of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones when I was younger. A$AP Rocky, Joey Badass, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Rich Forever - other than that I’m listening to my own music and looking to dissect my own work before I’m listening to anybody else.

Q: What is your biggest inspiration? What about it inspires you?

A: My biggest inspiration is probably Mother Nature. Just the fact that the weather is forever evolving and moving - reminds me there is an outside force that is controlling all of this. Everything going on around me. This reminds me that there is  something out there that has a plan for me in the future. Mother Nature does whatever it wants no matter what anybody says about it. Doesn’t care about what people want just does what she does. One of the reasons my recent album is called BOLT, the inspiration I feel every time I see Mother Nature in action. And of course my actual mother.

Q: What is something you would want the public to know about you as an artist?

A: I know that I’m white and I know that I’m from the suburbs and I know that rap and hip/hop is a predominantly African American genre of music—I know the roots of the genre - but I think we're all equal we all go through our own personal shit no matter the race - which is why I continue to make music - music has always been a passion of mine and its the best way I know to express myself and look towards music as a stress-reliever/outlet. My goal is to make good music whether it is by myself or collaborating with someone else and have a positive impact on others life through music. If you don’t agree with me making rap music I would be happy to have a discussion about it and try to come to an agreement.

Q: Who would you want to work with in the artist community and why?

A: Definitely A$AP Rocky. I think he has an extremely open mind which I fuck with. I don’t like artists that talk about basic stuff - I like outlandish similes, metaphors - no matter how wild it is or how crazy it sounds in the song. Definitely interested in others too; Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Joey Badass, Wale, Trippie Redd, Jay Critch, Rich The Kid, Famous Dex. Think I could make a lot of good music with these artists and many others.

Q: When will you be dropping your newest project?

A: I just dropped my latest project, BOLT, on all streaming platforms October 8th. In the midst of coming up with a date for my next one, featuring a lot of RI artists.

Q: What is your favorite song of 2018?

A: Jay Critch - Try It

“You say you gon' do it, why you ain't try it then?

You say you gon' do it, why you ain't try it then?”

I say Im going to make it so i'm going to try it . I stand by going for your dreams as long as possible, until you either don't have fun with it anymore or you can not  physically do it anymore.

Q: What is something you weren’t prepared for in your career?

A: The music industry is a lot more about the business than the actual art. The money that is put into everything. Ya boy would be rich without music. Just economically rich though not emotionally. If I wasn’t investing in myself and my music I wouldn’t feel right because of the joy it brings me and the knowledge that I have an opportunity to better my life through music / make a name for myself / be remembered past my death / be a positive outreach to others.

Q: What is a long term goal with your career?

A: Being able to live in the studio. No hourly rate no nothing. Just me in the studio with an engineer, all the time, playing with new sounds and making new waves. Really exploring my ceilings and what I can do without a time limit and worrying about the money coming out of my pocket each hour. That would make me really happy.

Q: What do you do during your free time ?

A: Smoke, drink, write, basketball, gym, some girls in the mix. School work.  Been doing some yoga which is the real deal. The mind is the strongest part of the body.

Q: What do you like specifically about A.L.I.E.N Entertainment?

A: It’s always felt like a home to me. I first met Ben, then JD, and then Lito all in the studio the first 1 or 2 times I booked time at the studio. I think they all saw that I had talent and potential to really make good music which I’ve always appreciated as I’m a kid that’s been judged because of my background rapping to certain "types" of beats, but its never been about color or anything with us. They’re all great dudes I love em all, they’ve all been role models, big brothers to me in the music industry always can count on them for advice or anything. And don’t let me forget about Burrbrato that is my dog. I haven’t personally worked with him on anything yet, but he’s always been there in the studio dancing and rolling up giving me the hype I need to keep going. Definitely look forward to working with him in the future. A.L.I.E.N. Entertainment was right there as I actually began to seriously make music.

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Meet Musician Jon Hope

Q: What about music made you fall in love to perform it not just listening to it?

A: It’s the rawness of performing that I love. You can buy followers, likes, and views but, you can’t buy or manipulate a live experience.

Q: Where did your inspiration come from, for your newest project? Where did you come up with the name?

A: My last project Savage Beauty was inspired by the youth. I tapped into those experiences of what it was like trying to navigate from what trapped me in with the hood to a peaceful state of mind. They both go hand in hand. You have to be savage in order to attain the beautiful parts of life.

Q: Who inspires you the most inside and outside the music community?

A: At this very moment, I draw inspiration from Nipsey Hussle and his approach towards the music industry. Especially the fact of how practical he is. His model and his behavior really inspired me to grow my company and scale up in 2019.

Q: What is something that motivates you the most?

A: My biggest motivation is that I have not written my best song yet or the amount of people that I have not been able to reach through my music. There is always more that i can do.

Q: In ten years where would you like to see yourself, what do you hope to accomplish?

A: In ten years I will be alive and well. I will be touring the world and having an even bigger impact on the city of Providence, particularly the youth.

Q: What do you know and like about A.L.I.E.N Entertainment?

A: I’m excited to see where A.L.I.E.N Entertainment grows and its impact on the culture.

Q: If you could work with any other artist, upcoming or “already made it”, who would it be and why?

A: I would love to work with Buddy and H.E.R.

Q: What is something you would like to tell the public on your newest project? Is is a video for one of your songs or maybe a new song?

A: My next project is going to be my most personal. I will be revealing a lot.

Q: When you aren’t working on any of your projects what do you like to do the most?

A: I like to watch documentaries. The most recent one that I watched was Abducted in Plain Sight. Shit was crazy.

Q: If you could be sponsored by any brand who would it be and why?

A: I would love to work with Steve Stoute’s Translation Agency. I love their approach and the way they execute their projects and collaborations.

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Q: When did you know that you wanted to work in the entertainment industry?

A: I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry by the age of 3 years old

Q: If you had to pick one main career out of the many that you do, what would it be and why?

A: I would choose all of my talents .. I could never separate them because they all bring together what makes Entertainment isn’t just about being able to do one thing .. it’s being able to capture the attention with whatever attracts the people watching, listening, engaging and interpreting your craft. I sing, write, dance, and  act. Therefore I couldn’t pick between what I love the most. I’m just beyond grateful to be able to be multifaceted.

Q: Where does your inspiration come from with your music?

A: The inspiration in my music comes from a variety of experiences that have taken place in my life.  Writing and singing allow me to get things off my chest. It’s like therapy - self therapy.

Q: If you could work with anybody in the industry who would it be and why?

A: If I could work with anyone - it would be Janet Jackson, Timberland, and Missy Elliot. Their sound has always been ahead of the times! so different , so bold, and so IN YOUR FACE with it.. it’s something about that unapologetic sound that I can’t resist.

Q: If you could work with any brand what brand would you work with and why?

A: If I could work with any brand it would be Apple. I’d love to work with Apple because they were built off someone who had a dream - and went for it! Something that has foundation that strong is a force to be reckoned with!

Q: What is something you would tell yourself 10 years ago?

A: Something I would tell myself 10 years ago today would be, “WAIT FOR NO ONE!  Don’t worry about the time, it’s going to pass anyway. Just do your absolute best, never give up, and the results will show.”

Q: What do you like to do during your free time?

A: In my free time I like to learn new things to amplify my craft. Recently I started to  practice teaching myself the acoustic guitar.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the work you do?

A: My favorite thing about the work that I do is the satisfaction I get as I grow in my craft and the thrill I feel when I perform for others. I only have to answer to myself in the end. What I do, makes me so happy - even the stressful moments are my favorite part of the process as well..  I learn from myself everyday. What is better than being able to understand yourself.

Q: What is your least favorite thing about the work you do?

A:My least favorite thing about what I do- is BS you have to put up with sometimes, that’s true about a lot of professions. So you have to really LOVE this.  But that is life in general.

Q: What is something you would like to tell the public and your followers about a project that you are working on?

A: The project that I’m working on now - is so different sonically from anyone that is out right now. With thanks to my good friend and super producer Stony Boy Curtis (aka SlyTheGentleman) we created zones were I could give a  blend of my angelic melodies, captivating rap tones to properly display the variety of flows I can give. I wanted to show my growing followers, and my fans that I am able to hit all spectrums of this thing we call MUSIC. #TheStormIsComing