Artist Interview – Nile Ross

Nile Ross is a Hip-Hop performer from Arizona. Even though he’s currently really busy putting the finishing touches to his latest mixtape, he kindly agreed to complete an interview with Essential Pop. Discover the current urban artists that Nile is inspired by, what his career highlights have been to date and how he creates lyrics whilst eating his breakfast.

Nile Ross

Nile Ross

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

Take every opportunity to the fullest

Q: What is your musical background?

I listen to almost anything. It all depends on my mood. But I favor Hip- Hop and R&B music the most.

Q: How was 2010 for you?

2010 was really a change for me, so much happened to me that year in a good way. Thats when I really started to hone in on my rapping abilities.

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Drake inspires me musically. I relate to him the most out of the all the other artists.

Nile Ross

Nile Ross

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Id love to one day collaborate with Drake. I know one day I will.

Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?

Too many lol

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

I like to eat a bag of frosted flakes and drink milk while writing my lyrics.

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

That’s a good questions. most artist careers are based off of the sound of the song they make. But for me its lyrics. I can make any okay sounding song sound good with my words in it.

Nile Ross

Nile Ross

Q: Where are you based?

Im originally from New Jersey. I moved here to Arizona 6 years ago, so this is where I’m based.

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

Hot. I almost feel like living in Arizona gives me a bad name just because of all the ridiculous events that have happend here.

Q: What are you currently working on?

Im currently finishing up on my first mixtape called Now You Know. Which will be dropping February 11th 2011. Its really gonna show my talent and turn some heads.


Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

Definitely my first performance i had on january 28th 2011. I performed one of my songs at a talent show and placed in 4th in it. It was a political choice the judges made. It didn’t bother me though, the feeling of being on stage in front of so many people was exhilarating! I moved the whole crowd everyone loved it.

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?

So much! Building my foundation and raise my name. Performing at clubs, parties, anywhere! Making more mixtapes and making money from my music.

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

Yes I performed at the Chandler Center for the arts on January 28th 2011. My first performance, and it was surely a bookmark of my life.

Q: What do you do to relax?

I sleep.

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

I want people to know that I have the talent, work ethic, drive and ambition to make it to the top. My music wont disappoint. Also download my mixtape when it drops! Now You Know!

Editor’s Note: Nile Ross has the drive and determination to forge a successful musical career for himself. Make sure you check out his latest mix tapes and tracks.

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