Joining us for an interview is the fantastic Ogre Man.
Hi, how are you?
I’m feeling good blessed to be here and thankful for every opportunity I am given. How are you?
I am great, thank you for asking! So, how did you get into music?
I got started in music as a child, my mom bought me a tape recorder when I was 5 and I would record my self singing. I’m from Dallas(Oak Cliff) Texas so its a ton of musical talent around but when I was 8 years old 2 guys where walking down the street rapping and my friend told them that I liked music. They told me to show them what I could do and I started singing, they said that’s cool but we want you to rap so I started flowing and they told me I had skills. and to keep doing my thang. Being from Dallas has also helped groom my style and I have worked with people from Canada, France and Brazil.
How did ‘Royal Treatment’ come about?
Royal Treatment is a song produced by my producer C.G. for Manipulative Musicc and he sampled Dirty Diane which is one of my favorite songs. So as we listened to the beat over and over I started free styling to it and then we came up with the concept of getting the ultimate praise from fans who love your craft. My friend Soap Box 360 did a awesome job on singing the hook which also brought the song alive. Once we went to Divine Arrangement Studios to record it with Silent The Assassin who mixed and mastered it we knew we had a potential hit on our hands. Royal Treatment can be streamed on Spotify, Google Music, Itunes/Apple Music, Tidal Reverb Nation, Deezer as well as SoundCloud
What were the challenges of making ‘Royal Treatment’?
The main challenges were coming up with a concept that would grab the attention to all who would listen to it. In a time where lyrics can normally get over looked the main goal was to show the world who I am and what I am about because my sound is different from others and aggressive. Another challenge was coming up with the cadence for the hook, we wanted to make sure it was catchy and appealing to the ears. Challenges can be a good thing as long as you believe in yourself and your abilities.
What are your goals for 2019?
My goals are to garner more success and continue to put on for Dallas, Texas as we are starting to get recognition for our musical talents. I will have a mix-tape dropping at the end of this year called Blu-Ray Ogre volume 1 which will also be promoting Royal Treatment as well as upcoming projects. In the first quarter I will release my newest album The Demented Angel with production from C.G., Seth Blaze and 81(which is my producing alias). I will also have a few other projects on the horizon as me and my crew The Dallas Zu get ready to hit the ground running towards success.