Navi Uptown is a New Mexico artist trying to put his state on the map. Starting out playing around on Soundcloud, he and his friend decided to take it serious. Thats when the “Uptown” movement was created. We talked with Navi and picked his brain a little about who he is and what he plans to do in this game. Check out the full Q&A below.. and be sure to stream his music!!
Where you from?
I’m from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
How did you get your start in music?
A friend of mine had a home studio so we would record some remixes for fun. I would release the remixes via SoundCloud. I didn’t think much of it at first, like I said I was doing this for fun, but I started to receive some good feed back and the people wanted to hear more. From there I started the WeAreUptown movement and have been creating music ever since.
How long have you been making it?
2011 was when I started. It wasn’t till 2014 I started producing music of my own.
Who are your influences?
One of my influences growing up was 50 Cent. He really motivated my hustle. Diddy is another big influencers of mine. He’s influenced me to create more opportunities from my music. He a true entrepreneur. My favorite artist right now that I look up to is Drake. He influences me the most as far as my music.
What motivates you?
My Uptown fam. They really push me to do my best. Whether that be with my music or as a person. I don’t want to let them down.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I’m working on two projects. One of my own and another with my bro DeDay. Both releasing this year. I’m really excited for the people to hear what I’ve been working on. It’s definitely some of my best work.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
There a lot of options and opportunities that I have on the table. So it’s hard to say, but I definitely see my self doing great things and continuing to be successful. I just hope I’m alive and in good health.
What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene?
I think there are some talented artist out there. But the music scene has definitely changed. I feel like a lot of these upcoming artist focus there music on depression and pills. I don’t like or appreciate the message that they are sending to the community. Especially the youth. That’s why I hope my music can create a change and have a positive influence to those who listen. Whether that be inspiring people to hustle and make money, maintaining good health, loving one another, or just inspiring those to love the life that you live. I just want to be a good role model for the hip hop community.
Anything else you would like to say?
Stay tuned for more music and follow the weareuptown movement!
Twitter- @ Navi_Uptown