Today we bring you a new Canadian artist by the name of Waell. He is a artist with passion. We got the chance to sit down with him and get to know more about the man behind the artist. Check it out below
Explain who you are for those who may not know
My name is Waell. I am an audio engineer, rapper, and songwriter. I am also of Lebanese descent.
Where you from?
Milton, Ontario. It’s about 30 minutes away from Toronto.
How did you get your start in music?
I started writing the summer going into my senior year of high school. I was having a lot of issues and I couldn’t seem to find a way to find anything to take my mind off of them or to turn my negatives in life into a positive. I ended up progressing and began to have confidence in myself to get behind a microphone and became ambitious from that point on.
How long have you been making it?
For 3 years.
Who are your influences?
My influences are Drake (of course, that’s the 6 god), Partynextdoor, Travis Scott, Belly, Giggs, 21 savage and Amr Diab (an Egyptian Arabic singer)
What motivates you?
Making great music and topping my last song, or my last project every time a new one releases, as well as to see my family back in Lebanon living well and to see lebanon as a country prosper.
What are you currently working on?
Right now, I’m just working on a few singles for the next year, and I’m currently writing my first commercial album, at the moment it is called “Opia”. I’m not sure when I will release it. I’m also working on diversifying myself, making myself more than just a rapper and working into other genre’s such as EDM, House music, Dancehall, R&B and Arabic songs.
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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself having graduated university, working on music full-time, having the same ambition to succeed as I started. I don’t want to jump the gun and say ridiculous things like having a million dollar check and a wraith. I know I’m great and so is my music. I will just put my future plans in god’s hands. Whatever happens, happens for a reason.
What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene?
I think it’s more diverse. There’s been a lot of takes on producers making the same beats, as well as the hatred towards mumble rap. But I feel that there are producers that do have a different sound, you just have to look for them, they’re not hard to find. I feel like mumble rap helps diversify the hip hop scene, because it allows the genre to expand as a whole, as well as test us as artists creatively to sound different.
Anything else you would like to say?
I also do write poetry on an app called “medium” you can follow me there as well. My last thought is be a good person, and be yourself unapologetically.