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“What I like about social media is that a lot of people can tune in with you and you can connect to people that admire you.” @youngsamwatson

Listen to the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2015/09/03/episode-254-ava-live-radio-behind-the-music-with-jacqueline-jax

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW SAM WATSON
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

Sam Watson is…
a R&B phenomenon.  Music lovers around the world are becoming mesmerized by this cool sexy R&B vocalist from Michigan. He is not your average musician. Sam Watson is a mind-blowing vocalist. He gracefully plays many musical instruments including piano (keyboard), saxophone, guitar and more. His motivation for his craft will make you envious. His work ethic is flawless. All the way around whether its business or the music itself, Sam Watson will give you no less than 110%. Open your eyes and ears and let this performer take you on a musical journey that only he can provide. There is no other artist like this in the world today. Pretty soon, Sam Watson will be a household name and making everyone who has not done so become a lover of his beautiful music.

 

I started in music through…
singing when I was 4 years, old but I didn’t take my singing seriously until I was 16. It was my bro Jay. Also known as Twoface Gemini. An awesome rapper. He’s the one who taught me everything about music and how to get started in the studio, finding my own material and what is more appealing to me. He and I have been through a lot through these last couple of years. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am now.

 

https://soundcloud.com/sam-prettii-boii-watson/take-my-time-prod-obrianmusic

Take My Time…
was written from both my own experience and someone else’s experience. Its all about taking your time with your girl and not rushing anything. Satisfying yourself and your girl is what it’s all about. During the recording session, nothing funny happened sadly. I remember being sick when I recorded it. I’m surprised a lot of people didn’t notice that.

Albums…
This fall you should expect a mixtape (“The Motion” releasing end of August 2015) and an album (“Truth Overrated” October 2015), in that order. When you listen to both of these projects you should expect something real, something inspiring, something beautiful, and most of all something you can relate to. What’s great about these projects is that you get to see all the sides of me. The emotional, sensitive, lovable, dark, freaky side of me. When the album drops I hope and pray that it’s successful because I put a lot of hard work into these projects. I want people to relate to me, understand where I come from. Understand why I sing about these things. For the mixtape I will be giving out copies. Over 200 copies to be exact. For the album I will be selling it off iTunes, CDbaby and other websites to be announced.

Michigan…
I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But two weeks after I was born I ended up in Muskegon, Michigan. That’s my hometown. I lived there until I was 12. Now I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Each off these places gave me ideas. The music scene is basically what you will hear in the album and mixtape. The place that I love to go to is downtown Ann Arbor is The Rave.  When I’m not in the studio I usually hang out with my friends and relax on my own time like sleep all day.

Music business…
Of course the music business is changing rapidly. But I feel like it’s a roller coaster. There are so many hills you have to push through. The higher the hill, the harder it gets to reach the top. The pros I’ve experienced is the love. I get so much love based off what I do musically. The cons are that it’s hard to get people tuned into your music, your social life because there are millions of people that are striving for the same thing, success.  What I usually do to hurdle over all this is just focus on me and tell myself that I will reach my goal.

Social media…
What I like about social media is that a lot of people can tune in with you and you can connect to people that admire you. The main challenge is building a bigger fan base. It’s so easy to go viral but it’s hard to get that fan base you really need.
When it comes to a single, it brings excitement to your fans. It’s always good to keep your people tuned in. When it comes to an album it’s more excitement not only for you but for everyone else that’s been tuned in with you. It’s so easy to get a song off of the internet now.

Marketing…
puts money in your pocket. It’s simple. Making money off of your product is key. My theory is if I sell my music on social media then easier money will come. But if people don’t want to go through that phase then they will have to go to the store and buy it.

 

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
4 people: Tank, Tink, Timbaland, and Sevyn Streeter. Tank has definitely got the voice I always wanted. His music is something I can relate to. I really admire his music. Tink is one of my crushes so to have five minutes with her would be worth it for me. I’ve been rocking with her since she first came out with her mixtapes. She is definitely real and straightforward with herself. I would just wanna ride with her. Timbaland has been in the game for a long time now and he’s still killing it out there. I would love to work with him one day. Sevyn Streeter is my number 1 crush. She is beautiful and if I was just as old as her I would like to get to know her better.

Trends…
I’ve found a balance so I can push myself in what I think is the right direction. I focus on one thing on my mind and that is you can be whatever you wanna be as long as it’s positive and inspiring. That’s what drives me.

I challenge myself by…
continuing to work hard. I try to keep the haters placed and use them as inspiration. Simple.

I’m afraid of…
failing. Letting down my friends and family and losing everything we have worked for.

My personal definition of success is…
staying true to yourself and others and always showing love and getting it back.

 

Social media:
Website: https://www.samwatsonofficial.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/youngsamwatson
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/youngsamwatson
Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/sam-prettii-boii-watson
YouTube: “The Countdown” https://youtu.be/-7m6-UsXSho
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/way-out-feat.-twoface-gemini/id976225334

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