Light’s! Cameras! Action! One-On-One With The Real Sho-Time.
Greenlight, writer and President of Cons 2 Dons Music Group, sits down with Brooklyn native and rising star, Sho-Time. Read to learn more about Sho-Time’s recording process, goals and plans for the year 2021.
Tell our Cons 2 Dons readers about your stage name.
My artist name, Sho-Time, comes from my confidence. It's my alter ego, but really my inner me. In real life, I'm more chill but still in your face, if that makes sense. I'm such a Leo! But once the stage is set and the music is turned on, I take off the blazer, loosen up the tie, step inside the booth, and SUPERMAN IS ALIVE! Word to Jay-Z.
Where are you from?
How old were you when you first got into the music scene and what got you started in music?
I’ve always loved music since I was a kid. I started rapping as a joke around 23-24 as something to do when chilling with the homies. I was told that I had the voice and that I was actually good, so I started to take it serious and actually study the game.
What were your ambitions when you first started out? What are your goals now?
I just wanted people to know I could rap but now my goals are different. I fell in love with making music, and I’m in this for the longevity, and to let people know that hope is on the other side if you continue to work hard.
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Describe your recording process.
I usually start by recording the chorus first and placing it throughout the song then lay the verses then do the ad-libs. But, if I don’t have the chorus done already it’s verse first and then I’ll vibe off it and write the chorus.
Tell us about your current project.
My mixtape is going to be a mix of different sounds and feelings. I’m in a dark place right now physically and emotionally and I feel like I express myself best lyrically. I want the listeners to be able to relate and feel my vibe within my lyrics and tone.
How do you typically get hype up for a gig? What’s the day like leading up to the performance?
I get hyped for a show when people ask me “Are you ready?” That day is fun. Once I get up, I get myself together mentally and plan out the things I’m a say or do in between songs to keep the crowd going. I shower, get my outfit together, and briefly go over the song list. I clean my jewelry and prepare my flight. It’s Sho-Time!
Do you ever experience stage fright?
NEVER!!! I do have like 2 butterflies floating around but I be more worried about how I walk out on to the stage and not tripping than actually “stage fright” once the music drop...ITS SHO-TIME (pun intended).
How often do you rehearse?
I don’t really rehearse. I do a brief run-through just to sonically hear what’s going on. That’s all I need!
What is the largest crowd you have ever performed for?
I think it was like 200-300 people but I’m ready for it to be 20-30,000. The more zeros added, the brighter I shine!
Describe your show visually and musically. How do you interact with the crowd?
Imagine going to your favorite rapper’s concert and just replace them with me and that’s how I see my shows. In my head, I’m already a big deal. LOL! But seriously, I like for my shows to take you through all your feelings and emotions. I want you to know that we really relate and that you could be me, because I was just you!
What is your dream performance venue?
I wanna perform a SOLD OUT show at Madison Square Garden or the Barclays Center. I’m a Brooklyn kid!
What is your favorite instrument?
I love the piano, it’s soothing. I also like the guitar, and the drums are fire!
What are some of your good and bad traits as an artist?
Good: I’m kind of a perfectionist, I put my all into my work, I take the time to study the game (past and present) and I have a wide range of musical talent, so I feel like I can do a track with anybody.
Bad: I be late at times, I have lazy moments, and I’m stubborn. But, with all that being said, I’m coachable.
Thank you for the interview I appreciate y’all, and what y’all are doing. Much love to Cons 2 Dons!!!
Do you have any webpages?
Right now, No. I’m slacking in that department.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from two different places, my life and my idols and the way their lives are.
Any encouraging words for our readers?
Don’t ever think that what you dream can’t be achieved. Don’t expect your friends or people to be or think like you. In other words, “DON’T EXPECT YOU OUT OF PEOPLE!!!”
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