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Episode #510: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10216983
Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Beire (pronunced “Bay-ee-ray”)
Person Interviewing: Philip Tantuo
Song name: Promise
Music Genre: Hip-hop
Real life. It’s about my life. What I’ve experienced and the lessons I’ve learned growing up. I made a lot of mistakes and a lot of choices that weren’t the right ones and a lot of people were hurt or let down because of them and I’m at the point in my life where now I realize what i need to be doing and where I need to be and it’s a “promise” to the ones I care about most, and to myself that I will succeed, and that I will accomplish whatever I need to in order to get to the top and reach my goals in life.
My music is…
Reality. It’s not exaggerated or make believe in any way, shape, or form. My music is a story of my life, my “real” life and everything that I go through or have been through. It’s almost like a diary but it a song instead of on paper.
I live in…
I live in Hermitage, Pa. That’s where I “live”. However, Farrell, Pa is where I’m at almost 24/7. Almost everything I do or have done has been in Farrell, Pa so I guess you can say I live there if you want, however, I’m from Edison, New Jersey. That is where I was born, that is where I claim, and that is where I’m from.
The music scene…
where I’m at is almost non existent. I say that because it’s so small on the map that people don’t even know it exists. Nobody comes from here and becomes somebody “big” or successful. Everybody here “raps” or makes music but it’s all just local and it stays local.
Nobody gets heard, nobody gets signed. Its just like everybody makes music but nobody succeeds at it. And i plan on being the first. I will succeed and I will make it onto a larger platform.
What defines “Success” to you?
Success to me is setting a goal and reaching it. Being able to get where I’m going, maintain there, and take care of the people I love such as family, my children, close friends from the benefits of reaching my goal. That’s success to me. Being able to do all that without falling off.
What piece of music advice forever changed your way of thinking?
When I heard my favorite rapper Lil Wayne say in an interview that he doesn’t make his music for other people. He doesn’t care if they like it or not. As long “he” himself likes it, then it is good.
He makes his music for him. And I do the same I would say. It was a point in time people didn’t like or agree with what I was doing musically. They would say it wasn’t for me or that they didn’t like it. But I didn’t care. I loved it! and that what kept me going and that’s what got me to the point I’m at now.
I like my music. And as long as it sounds good to me, I’m going to continue to make it and put it out there.