Today, on Guitaa Artist Centerstage, from East Saint Louis, Illinois, we have an amazing Rap/Hip-Hop artist“Bando Jones a.k.a Wondo 55”. Wondo 55 has recently released his latest single “All-Star” and is stepping out into the spotlight, reaffirming his talent on why he has all the potential to become a successful rapper.
The song starts with the titular intro that creates a woozy ambiance, with the layering of female, male, and childish vocals alongside intriguing synths that adds a unique vibe to the track’s music. The whole arrangement of the song, including the impactful and matured lyrics with Bando’s energetic and impressive vocals is no less captivating. The song is indeed a treat for rap lovers and has all the potential to become a chartbuster.
Coming to the journey of this incredible artist, Let’s get to know about his journey as a musician, about his challenges as a musician, and many more from the man-of-the-moment himself.
- Introduce yourself to our audience, what genre of music do you consider your work to be?
Hello! My name is Bando Jones, A.k.a Wondo 55. I am a Rap/Hip-Hop artist from East Saint Louis, Illinois.
- What and who were your early passions and influences, What inspires you to make music?
My brother who got gun down put me on to the rap and after his death, I just started rapping and perfected my craft. But Boosie Zed Zilla and young scooter are my influences on rap. Those three have influenced my life so I got a bit of all three in my style of rap and that’s what makes me stand out.
- Tell us about that one memorable performance and favorite venue which you still wish to happen again?
Numbers nightclub in Texas. I didn’t think people in Texas knew my songs word for word. I’m from Illinois so it shocked me honestly.
- Any funny Story of a fuck up during your performance where you handled that situation like nothing happened.
No, not yet.
- If you could collaborate with any musicians dead/alive, who would you collaborate with and why?
Boosie Meegan, Thee Stallion, um a lot of artists I wanted to work with has passed like Lil phat, Lil Snupe, Juicewrld, JoJo, I just feel they were and are the great artists to work with. I forgot Meek Mill and Childish Gambino, yeah them too.
- Any Tips to keep the balance between professional and music life?
Just stay focused. Work hard and read read read. You have to read what you are doing and think before you react.
- What has been your biggest challenge as a Musician? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Getting off the ground with paid shows.
- What Tools and techniques you use to improve your singing/instrumental playing?
- What type of Gadgets and instruments do you use while practicing?
Cell phone mainly.
- Would you like to share a testimonial for Guitaa? If Yes, Why do you love Guitaa?
Don’t know much about it but I love that all of you at Guitaa took time out to interview me and make me feel at home.
- What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Go learn the business side like I did to become established. Then go from there to the things which belong in that nature.
So, this was “Bando Jones”. His Latest song “All-Star” is available now on Spotify and the music video is also available now on YouTube. Link below: