- Designer - Lu Grady
What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
I was born in Detroit, Michigan. I lived with my mother and grandmother on the Eastside of Detroit. I was fortunate enough to go to Ivy League school from Pre-K to middle school. After middle school we moved to Grosse Pointe and I attended Grosse Pointe South High school.
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
I realized music was part of my life when I was a sophomore in high school. Initially I was a lunch room and class room freestyler. It wasn’t till I graduated when I realized that I should take it to the next level and start making songs.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
An artist that inspires me is “LiL Wayne” because he’s my role model in the industry and we are both diverse in our music skills.
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
I think the mainstream rappers sometimes sounding the same rather than creating their own style. I understand we have to do what’s hot currently, but there’s nothing better than being individual.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
One of my Projects I’m most excited about is my EP called “10792”. This was the address to my Detroit home. I have about 5 EP’s ready to go as we speak.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
Some short terms goals are to establish a fan base within my city then eventually branch out to other cities and states.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
Some long term goals would be me having my own record label so I can recruit artist out of my city and other areas. Another Major goal would be to make a song with Lil Wayne.
If you had one song out of the catalog you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
That one song out of my catalog I would show the world would be “Designer”. It talks about my dress code and it has the things I inspire to buy and let the world know where my mind is fashion wise.
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
I believe that I’m lyrically explosive and I always research my craft. I read often and I use several tools which often includes a thesaurus and a dictionary. I use social media heavy to know who the hottest artist and what songs are controlling the charts.
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
Explosive, diverse, self made, powerful, original would be how I describe my music.
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
I bring hard relatable lyrics to the table. I bring energy and substance to the game.
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
Ultimately stay true to yourself. Make sure you have funds to back up your career, for an example: studio time, promotion, money to buy beats. There’s going to be a lot of trial and error in the beginning of your career. Make sure you have 100% participation from your group members. You get the best results when everyone is good at something and or contributing to the group just as much as the artist is.
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
Twitter: Motormusic313, Instagram: Supermotor313
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
I would like to give a shot out to my amazing engineer. He’s a great guy, always ready to work. Never hesitates to tell me I should do something over or if I need to change things around. I want to give a shot out to my mom, if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. She’s put me in the best schooling, the best sports etc. To this day she shows great support towards the squad.