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GET TO KNOW: Robsan
Having already racked up tens of thousands of streams for his previous efforts, US rapper and producer Robsan has now returned with his latest upbeat jam 'Time Is Money'.
Channelling a bold and bouncing hip-hop aesthetic, 'Time Is Money' sees the artist deliver a truly passionate return. Jam-packed with pulsing beats, atmospheric flow, and a vibrant energy throughout, he is certainly looking to make some serious waves with this one.
So with the new single available now, we sat him down to find out more about his origins and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
My first and only instrument I play is keyboard
What was the first album you remember owning?
I honestly think the first album I ever owned was Taking Back Sunday “Where You Want To Be”. This was before I started to listen to rap and hip hop.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
I never formed a band when I was younger. The closest thing I did to forming anything musical was recording with a rock band microphone in my friends basement in high school. We would just get beats off of YouTube and record for fun.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
I would have to say Bohemian Rhapsody is the first song that comes to mind. The switch ups along with the overall production throughout the song really motivates me to want to learn more about musical theory. It’s easy to get caught up sometimes making beats that are a little repetitive, and hearing a song like that makes me want to evolve my entire sound.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
Seeing peoples reactions to my music is by far the most thrilling part of writing for me. As an artist, it’s typical to get over critical of your songs and showing it to someone else can be helpful. Eventually you start to gain total confidence in your music, but when you’re just starting out it’s good to get feedback because someone may shed light on something you may be missing for yourself.
And what about the most frustrating part?
Currently, the most frustrating part for me can be making a beat that’s perfect for my sound. As a producer, I make a ton of beats but they’re not all for me. I think I’m still honing in on developing my sound. Recently it’s been a lot easier, but when your ear is still growing you can waste a few hours making beats you’ll probably never use.
What artist would you love to share a stage with?
After just watching Travis Scott’s “Look Mom I Can Fly” film on Netflix. I can easily say it would be him. The overall production of his concerts is just insane.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In five years I plan on having my own label. I already am releasing music under my label “Clear Cut Records” but in the future I plan on having a bunch of artists and producers on my team. I’m working on developing my own career as an artist right now, but I know I have the personality and determination to make some magic happen in the future. Being a barber has made me socially intelligent and I feel as if I can maneuver strategically by building relationships in the industry that will put me in a position to achieve greatness. Most importantly, I want to have built an image and sound that motivates people to go out and be the greatest version of themselves.
Robsan's new single 'Time Is Money' is available to stream now. Check it out below.