Interview With Rap Artist ‘Wonder Kid’

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Emmanuel Hippoltye. I’m an 18 year old artiste from Saint Lucia, I love football and music.

How did you come up with your artist name? 

I saw a post about the new Wonder Kids (a set of the best young talents in football) and since I played football I referred to myself as a Wonder Kid and the name stuck with me….but to keep it simple people call me wonder.

How long have you been in the music industry? 

Well I started rapping like 8 months ago.

How did you get started in the music business in the first place? 

When I was younger my brothers and I use to freestyle over beats cause they were DJs at the time but I started rapping because of constant let downs in life, life events and heartbreaks.

How would you describe your latest single? 

A song telling a story about my Ex and how she use to always lie to me for no reason, I hate when people lie to me.

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

I Actually don’t know yet.

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

Mainly Iann Dior, Juice Wrld and Lil Tecca.

How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?  

First I search for a beat I feel is talking to me, After I take my phone open up bandlab and start freestyling on the beat and if I like the sound of the song I re-record it in my little bedroom setup.

What is the concept behind your forthcoming project if working on one? 

Well I was thinking about creating my first album named “Life Of Wonder ” an album talking about my experiences in life.

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

If I could’ve toured to promote my latest single I would to be honest.

What did you buy with your first check off music?

So far Haven’t made any money off my music.

What are must haves when your in the studio working?

Bottle of water, A book and my phone.

What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?

Never give up, it takes time to get recognized.

Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?

Yes I will be collaborating with others soon.

What artist have you had the pleasure of working with and what was it like?

My Bro 21 Lebron, well it was a fun experience.

Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?  

Iann Dior, Lil Tecca, Juice if he was here, Lil Skies, MGK and Kid Lorai.

Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content?

Lyrical Flow because everything I write tells a story.

What area do you need to improve on in regards to your  career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc…)

Delivery And Better Production.

What’s your all-time favourite song? 

My Song (Wonder Kid – Let Me Know) an (Iann Dior – Emotions).

What was the last album you listened to?

We Love You Tecca 2.

Your favourite artist of all time and why?

Juice Wrld cause he tells so many stories on his songs…listening to his songs makes all your pain go away and makes you feel alive.

Whose your favourite five artists right now? 

Myself, Iann Dior, Juice Wrld, Lil Tecca and Kid Lorai.

In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist  in your genre today and why?

Jucie Wrld.

How do you feel about the current state of music? 

It’s Kool.

What is your main goal as far as music?

Be successful.

Who would you say your music relates to the most?

Sad Boy Vibes.

What separates you from other artists? (What’s makes you different?)

Cause I’m my own person and I’m very versatile.

When your not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?

Play Football, Watch Movies and Cartoons or chill with my friends.

If you could work with any producer who would it be?

Nick Mira and Taz Tayler.

What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?

Getting featured on your blog will be my biggest highlight

What is your dream venue to perform at?

Rolling Loud.

What’s your favourite sports team and why?

Real Madrid because they are the best team and that’s my team from a lil kid “Hala Madrid”.

Whose your favourite actor or actress and their best movie?

KJ Apa  riverdale.

Name someone famous who inspires you and why?

Cristiano Ronaldo, he taught me hard is the key to success.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Lots Of Good Music.

Where can the fans check out for your music?

YouTube & SoundCloud.

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