We had the pleasure of being able to interview a very talented up and coming artist who goes by the name of Quezzavelli! His song “Authentic” has been selected as the song of the week! Check it out as well as a exclusive interview bellow.
- Authentic - Quezzavelli
BIO : Artist by the name of Quezzavelli an extremely creative musical talent from Athens, GA, currently residing in Phoenix, AZ is a real gem. A true jack of all trades raps and sings and has been pushing his SYN brand resiliently for some years now. He continues to show his craft is original and gives his listeners all kind of vibes to groove to. Quezzavelli is a grinder and lets his music speak for itself. He is very passionate about what he does and is all about the music itself, sharing his story and giving his testimony smoothly through his music. He is still scratching the surface even though he has came a long way from where he started, and we should really keep our eyes wide open to what this young talent is going to do in the music industry.
What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
I grew up in the 706 Athens, GA, real county boy. My upbringing was kind of crazy, I lost my farther in 2006 to the system so my moms raised me, grew up in a single parent home. My youth experiences vary so much, I had to grow up really fast and I seen a lot in my younger days I feel like no individual in their youth should see. Despite all that I am still here today striving and making something out of myself in a positive way. I’m just doing my thing and expressing myself through my passion.
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?
When I was very young, in the second grade. My family is big on having a good time and good music. My moms and grandparents brought me up on real southern soul music and R&B and the feel from that upbringing sparked my passion for music and how it moves people. My whole objective was I feel amazing when I’m recording and making songs that have so much feel in them, so I knew once I got into ears of the world and they felt what I feel when I am making my music it would be something magical.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
Well I am big on classic hits and music so my inspirations were 2pac, J.Cole, The Weeknd, Gucci Mane, T.K Soul, Keith Sweat, Jodeci, Ginuwine, Donell Jones, SWV, Monica, Xscape, R.Kelly, Tony!Toni!Tone!, Tyrone Davis, Marvin Sease, Johnnie Taylor, exc. My dream collab would definitely have to be with 2pac simply because he is the ultimate idol for me musically and if I can make an impact with my music like he did it will be a dream come true.
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
I think it just is what it is, I feel like as a hip hop culture we have got away from true artistry and originality. I do know and feel hip hop will get back to wanting that feel and artistry back.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
I am mostly excited about SYN 3 and my Velli Vibez projects gone really show the perfection of my craft.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
I want to get my two projects out and give the world some good music to put in their ears once again.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
In the next 2-5 years I wanna have my SYN brand up full fledged with SYN the label, SYN clothing, and SYN films/photography
If you had one song out of the catalog you have created to show a person what song would it be and why? The song I would choose probably would be Blossom, because it just really explains my main objective and gives a listener a good grasp of what I am all about.
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 feel that I represent all individuals that in the world that have a dream and all they literally want to do is be somebody and do something with their life. I simply believe everybody can be a fan/supporter of Quezzavelli
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
bring to the game that is unique and different?
Smooth, Real, Motivating, Original, Undeniable
TWhat do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
Just my whole aura, the feel of my music and having a wide range of tunes.
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?
I would tell them to simply fall in love with their journey because that is exactly what it is going to be a journey not a simple hike. I’d let them know you are going to have to truly be in love with process of getting to where you are trying to go. You have to love the downs and ups to manifest your dream. Just grind do what you have to do and get to the finish line and win.
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
My Instagram and Twitter is @Vellifromthe706 and my music can be found on my SoundCloud and all music platforms/mixtape sites and apps
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
I would like to truly say thank you to everyone in my life that supported me and showed me love. I do not forget anything and nothing went unnoticed. Peace and prosperity to all, love.