Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Brittany Burton0
How Lil 6at Is Taking Over The Music Industry
Rapper Lil 6at is gearing up to have his most successful year yet. With an authentic sound, raw creativity and qualities of a true superstar, he is ready to take over the music industry. His Georgia upbringing and poverty-stricken environment motivated him to not become a product of his community, as he makes music his main priority. He is destined for greatness and cannot be denied anymore!
I had the pleasure of catching up with the Georgia rapper for a candid interview. As he discusses musical influences, his original sound, and plans to take over the music industry it is clear that he is ready for the big leagues. Check it out below.
Lil 6at Interview
What does your rap name mean, and how did you come up with it?
My rap name is Lil 6at but it’s really Lil Bat spelled with a 6 instead of a B. I came up with that name because I didn’t sleep at night, I was always working in studios or training.
What made you want to be a rapper?
When I made a parody about two girls who were neighborhood sluts, it gained a bunch of attention. Then I started doing battle raps on Soundclick. From there I wanted to be a rapper but didn’t know how to and I didn’t have the resources to do it at that time.
Describe your family background?
My real mom was murdered when I was 6 and to this day, we don’t know who the killer is. My dad has never been in my life. I grew up with my aunt, older sister and younger brother. My aunt was very poor and had two kids of her own at the same time. She was super mean so that made us go out, sneak around and steal things for fun.
Where are you from? What do you love about it? What do you hate about it?
I’m from a city in Georgia called Savannah. Growing up was tough, there was a lot of fighting and gang violence. Everyone had a hood and even if hoods were on the same side, it could still be a problem if you’re in someone else’s hood without having family in that hood. If you were going from the east to the west you were going to be fighting.
Big hate is no one supported anybody. You get no love if you trying to make it. I loved that no matter what, the city has everyone back. You can’t come from another city and try to say you from ours,people would know automatically and disrespect you quick.
How has your family reacted to your rap career?
My family loves my career. They’ve supported me 100 percent from the start. No one ever doubted me. They’re happy I do music and that I’m actually going to school at the same time. I’m learning how not to get screwed and actually make more out of themusic business.
A big part of stardom is constantly putting out content. Are you feeling any pressure?
I have no problem putting out content, I can make a song in 10 mins punching in and out on how I feel at the moment. It feels so authentic, writing re–writing and reading it as I record. I’m not feeling any pressure I can create a song off the top.
Do you feel like you have to prove yourself more often than your peers?
No, my peers know what I’ve been through and they know I’m going harder than ever because it’s my time. My peers support me.
Who are rappers who inspire you and why?
At the moment Lil Uzi. He shows the world that he can be himself musically while wearing any style and not letting negativity dictate his own decisions. He really appreciates all his supporters. Growing up listening to Gucci and Jeezy made me feel cool and think about the things they said in their songs. I realized anyone can do what they were doing and start an empire if they put their mind to it.
What inspires you besides rappers and why?
Me being in the army with the mentality of never quitting and striving for greatness. Also, my 2-year-old daughter is a major inspiration to me. I want to give her the best childhood possible. The childhood I didn’t have growing up as a kid.
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