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An interview with Rising Rap Star Wilber Leon

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Hailing from Kent, Washington Wilber Leon delivered a 3-TrackEP in May of this year titled ‘’3x’’He started his music career at age 21 with the release of this first song in 2017 titled ‘’The City’’

He’s never shied away from telling his truth in his music, that’s why fans can relate to him so much. It makes them feel like they aren’t alone with what they’re going through in their own life.

Take a moment to get to know more about the rising artist by tuning into his latest interview that we did with the upcoming star himself below:

What’s up Wilber! How are you?

“Doing well! Excited for this interview, thank you for asking’’

How did you come by your stage name?

“I could not come up with a stage name it was very difficult to find the perfect rap name for me, so I chose to go with my real first name. I’m not very creative with finding new names”

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

“If I could change one thing about the music industry it would be making people buy physical albums again. I grew up purchasing albums so that would be my one thing I would change”

What goals do you see yourself achieving in the next 5 to 10 years?

‘’My goals that I hope to achieve in the next 5 to 10 years is making good enough income from my music streams/sales and growing my fanbase to a larger wider audience”

What thing or person motivates you the most to wake up every morning and go hard at pursing your dream of becoming a musician?

‘’My environment around me is what motivates me every morning to keep pushing harder and work on myself to better achieve my goals because I look around me and see what affects me to keep striving. Currently I don’t like the environment or situation I’m in so I focus on my music skills to improve my surroundings and the people around me”

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music that you would want to pursue once you’ve established the tools and resources needed from your music career?

‘’I want to get into acting and film making. The movie industry has caught my attention and looks very interesting”

What strengths do you have that you believe make you a standout from other musicians?

“My ability to come up with catchy repetitive choruses. I think that my choruses in my songs catch other people’s attention, and a lot of rappers know how to rap verses but need a lot of help coming up with hooks for their songs. that’s where I step in”

What’s your favorite and least favorite part about being a musician?

‘’My favorite part of being a musician is the recording process and the performing process. I have a lot of fun being in a studio recording my songs and performing them I get an adrenaline rush which feels go. the bad part about being a musician is being criticized and judged by other people about your looks to your songs”

What’s your creative process usually like when you’re working on new music?

“My creative process is just me inside my bedroom with the beat playing in the background and me writing the lyrics to the song. nothing special really”

What has been the most fulfilling moment of your career so far that people may not know?

“The most fulfilling moment in my career was when some random stranger recognized me at work and knew that I am a music artist. They recognized me and i was flattered and happy at the same time”

Would you agree that it is important to learn, study, and understand the history of musicians who have done it before you as you navigate the industry as a newer artist?

Yes,I would agree to learn and study the history of musicians and more importantly learn how to count the bars of a beat and learn to flow with the song and study your favorite musician to see how they perform so well in their songs. Learn the history of your favorite music genre and practice making a song. practice makes perfect”

What music advice would you give your younger self?

“My music advice I would give myself is to STOP SLACKING OFF AND PRACTICE YOUR RAPPING AND SONGWRITING!!!! The house parties and clubs can wait. focus on my music skills first. and stop going out every weekend and start writing more songs to get better”

What is the best advice you’ve been given about the music industry?

“The best advice I have received about this music industry is that you CANNOT impress everyone. You will have a hater from day one and you will have a fan from day one. You might receive good feedback and comments about a song, and you will receive bad comments about that same song from different people. Everyone has different opinions. Get used to it”

What is one message you would give to your fans? 

“My message that I would give to my fans…. Sorry for the wait. More music coming soon”

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

“My music is a mix of conscious rap and trap rap with that ear grabbing chorus that makes you want to listen again. I’m also a lyrical rapper so I focus a lot on rhyming perfectly”

Where can people connect & stay up to date with you with you on social?

“Follow me on my personal website www.wilberleon.com and all my social media links are attached on there. Or follow me on Instagram as wilber11996. Instagram is my go-to social media site”

You can listen the latest songs of Wilber at the Spotify.

Tel Aviv-born, an entrepreneur, CEO, manager, and marketing strategist. I have been working for some leading publications like Datafloq, Blogher, Engadget, Medium and other publication.

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