Today, on Guitaa Artist Centerstage, we have a versatile Hip-Hop artist whose songs are wowing audiences around the world with her unique rap vocals delivery, and her name is “Westa Weird”. Westa Weird is fiercely talented and her incredible vocals, super tight rhythm section of her songs, and the passion with which she executes her every song is just flawless. This Hip-Hop artist has recently come up with her new single “Miami” that the listeners can listen to on major music streaming platforms like iTunes.
We have recently got in touch with Westa Weird as she made time from her busy schedule to answer some of the most interesting queries about her music and upcoming projects. So, Let’s get to know about the talented artist, about her challenges as a musician, and many more.
Introduce yourself to our audience, what genre of music do you consider your work to be?
I go by Westa Weird and I’m from Atlanta, Ga. My music fluctuates depending on my mood. I’m an artist so therefore I don’t enjoy grouping or boxing myself into one category of music. My target goal is to be international and accepted by all walks of life.
What and who were your early passions and influences, What inspires you to make music?
Dr. Seuss was and still is my first love. His writing style is fun and imaginative. Plus the way he rhymed his words impacted my style of writing. But with Yin there has to be Yang and Edgar Allan Poe definitely fills that spot. Edgar was dark and his work intrigued me at a very early age. Once I hear a beat and feel a magnetic connection towards it my imagination takes off and I never second guess myself. In lamest terms my imaginative imagination inspires me to make music.
Tell us about that one memorable performance and favorite venue which you still wish to happen again?
Unfortunately I have not had the experience of performing in a venue as of yet. However in the near future I hope do so.
Any funny Story of a fuck up during your performance where you handled that situation like nothing happened.
No fuck ups as of yet but I’m human. We all tend to fuck up from time to time. No biggie!
If you could collaborate with any musicians dead/alive, who would you collaborate with and why?
I have a list of artists that I would love to collaborate with but to simplify the list I’ll select one. I would love to work with Jhené Aiko. Allot of her music for me is relatable plus we’re both Pisces. She seems like the chillest person ever and if we combine forces together we could create midnight thunderstorm music….if that makes sense.
Any Tips to keep the balance between professional and music life?
The keyword here is balance. I’m married to a producer so we often work on new material together. When we have studio sessions together I remain professional as if I’m paying him for his services. Even if I’m collaborating with other musicians the respect is there. There’s a time for everything. When it’s time to be professional one should be just that…even in the music life. No fan wants to have their favorite artist cuss them out or hurl things at them. Music is about making others feel good which is basically energy transferred. Music is fun..life should be fun. Therefore the music life should be fun!
What has been your biggest challenge as a Musician? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
My biggest challenge as a Musician has been not taking myself too seriously. I’m such a perfectionist that it’s crazy. I’ll make my myself flustered or cry if a project doesn’t meet my expectations. I’m working on it. Baby steps are better than no steps at all.
What Tools and techniques you use to improve your singing/instrumental playing?
I listen to myself more now when I sing as in true active listening. I’m able to distinguish an incorrect note very quickly and becoming knowledgeable of when I sound flat.
What type of Gadgets and instruments do you use while practicing?
Actually none. I’ve been attempting to learn how to play the acoustic guitar. My mother put me in piano lessons when I was super young and I hated it. I don’t feel as if I had the patience to learn it so it came across as a difficult Instrument to play. I do however enjoy listening to it it’s one of my favorite instruments. Isn’t that ironic?
Would you like to share a testimonial for Guitaa? If Yes, Why do you love Guitaa?
Thank You for taking the time out of your day to interview me.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Be better than me in every way possible. Too many times we pattern ourselves after our favorite person and when they do something offensive we become bitter and filled with disbelief. However I’m a firm believer of spelling words. Words cast spells whether it be mentally or verbally. Whatever you cast will be conjured up. So for anyone out there who wants to follow my footsteps be mindful of your thoughts that’s all I ask of you.
So, this was “Westa Weird”. Want to know how you can follow her online? Then, check out the link below: