Tell us a little about yourself?
We are two artists born on a Caribbean Island, M.G.M and D.S., and we go by Infamous Star Boys. D.S recently graduated from Temple University. We currently live in both Brooklyn, New York, and Philadelphia, PA.
How did you come up with your artist name?
One of our ex-bosses named us. Our last name was Island Boys, but we changed it after the Flysoulja, and his brother made the Island Boys track. We didn’t want anything to do with the image. It didn’t represent the culture we are building.
How long have you been in the music industry?
Together we have been making music all of our lives, starting when we were around twelve years old. If combined, we should have a decade-plus year of experience.
How did you get started in the music business in the first place?
M.G.M Learned how to play the piano, and I was writing poetry song lyrics in french very early in our lives. Music is that universal language that resonates in all of us, but we only recently started to get into the music industry after realising that we want to do this for life in 2018.
How would you describe your latest single?
Our latest single, “I Tried,” is dancy, which makes it suitable for dancing because it brings out the summer energy. The lyrics vibe is sad, depressed, or angry. We’ll leave the listener to choose which one it is for them emotionally.
When can fans expect the visuals for the single?
As an upcoming independent duo, it is tough to give an exact date for when we will have a visual for our singles. We would love to, but we are short of resources and in love with every track we released. We are constantly releasing tracks, and once we realize which single the world loves the most, we will do it. We leave it for the crowd to choose which one they want to see a visual for.
Who are your inspirations in the music industry?
We have many artists who inspired us to make the type of music we are constantly creating, such as Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Drake, Wyclef Jean, Lucky Dube, J.Cole and Burna Boy. Those are just the ones we remember. Some artists are not known in the American music scene but left a cultural imprint on our music creation.
How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?
The way we write our songs is simple, and this is a tip for all others who are inspired to be a songwriter. The first step is to find the melody. The melody is king; it reigns over everything. Last is the story or the message. We are constantly trying to find the message we can and should bring with every word we put down on the paper.
What is the concept behind your forthcoming project if working on one?
One of the project concepts we are working on now is how our peers would act or react if we were to fail at making our musical dream come true. We are exploring the questions like, What would they think of us? What would they say? Would they still want to be around us? Would theystill believe that we have a shot? It is a ten track project named Promising Time. We hope to release it by the end of 2022 or early 2023.
Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?
We do not have a touring date yet, but we are actively open and working for the opportunity to tour all of our projects. We are increasing our social media presence enormously because we want to expose the world to us.
What did you buy with your first check off music?
Not Applicable to us yet.
What are must haves when you’re in the studio working?
Water, clean scent.
What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually followed?
One of the best advice received is probably to stick to the plan and do the work, regardless of how grim it gets.
Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?
We are already doing so. We have friends that we are currently collaborating with. in the future, a Chris Brown feature and The Weeknd wouldn’t hurt.
What artist have you had the pleasure of working with and what was it like?
We have a friend named Avangelia, and she has a gorgeous voice. We had a chance to have her in one of our unreleased track names, With You, which we believe has the potential to create significant change for us. It was excellent and very professional, she’s the best.
Name an artist(s) that you would love to work with?
Drake, Burna boy, Davido, Sean Paul, Dexter daps, Vybes Kartel, Popcaan, Arianna
Grande,Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello,Doja Cat,SZA, Fireboy DML, Rema Aya Nakamura, Tiwa Savage, Tems Koffee, Alkaline,Mr. Vegas, Machel Montano, Alison Hinds,Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars,Ed Sheeran, Cardi B,Nicky Minaj, Adam Levine, Charli XCX The Weeknd.
Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and
Nowadays, it is a mix of music listeners. We have the ones that listen for beats, and they’re the ones that listen for great stories and content. It is both.
What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc…)
We need to improve in all of the areas mentioned. However, the greatest one would be an immense improvement on how to create opportunities for ourselves. That is one of the most needed components that we lack right now.
What’s your all-time favourite song?
Fireboy DML, Ed Sheeran – Peru
What was the last album you listened to?
KENDRICK LAMAR ALBUM
Your favourite artist of all time and why?
The Weeknd because of his mysterious vibe.
Who’s your favourite five artists right now?
The Weeknd, J.Cole, Infamous Star boys, Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa.
In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and
Bruno Mars, and Burna Boy.
Who have been some of your favourite artists that you’ve been able to work with?
We haven’t had that chance yet.
How do you feel about the current state of music?
I feel like the music scene is burgeoning, although we would prefer more content in the music that can help the future generation.
Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?
We want to perform at the Grammy and the Billboard award.
What is your main goal as far as music?
Be one of the best producers and songwriters that dominated and created the Caribbean-pop scene.
Who would you say your music relates to the most?
We want to think our music is relatable to young teens to their adulthood, who are living their most authentic beliefs in life.
What separates you from other artists? (What makes you different?)
We are highly aware of our duty as artists and our role in society. We jump from mainstream pop to the Caribbean, to Afro. We attach culture significant to our music, for example, the sound of the Caribbean culture, and we don’t play by genre rules.
When you’re not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?
We talk about life, sleep, and waste each other’s time by joking around, eating, and watching movies.
If you could work with any producer who would it be?
Max Martin,Ryan Teddy,Louis Bell, Boi-1da, Diplo, Mark Diploma, WondaGurl,Chris Jedi &
Gaby Music, Benny Blanco, Dr. Luke, Tainy, Noah “40” Shebib, Kanye West or Ye, Timbaland, Kiddominant, E-Kelly, LegenduryBeatz, Kel P,Don Jazzy, DJ Maphorisa, KillBeatz.
What’s the biggest highlight of your career thus far?
One of the highlights of our career was our first house show. Also, the initiative we took on releasing more music. We released two EPs for 2022, Eternal Dying Love and Raw Hidden Mixture.
What is your dream venue to perform at?
As for the dream venue, we would love to perform at the Theatre Living Art (TLA) and The Mann.
What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?
Living on your own terms By Osho
What’s your favourite sports team and why?
Golden state warriors, because Stephen Curry is the shooter God has ever created, Green Bay packers because of, aaron rodgers, Brazil international male soccer team.
Who’s your favourite actor or actress and their best movie?
RYAN GOSLING, Martin Lawrence.
Name someone famous who inspires you and why?
Dr. Myles Munroe Because of his leadership and wisdom.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Music, videos, merchs like clothes cologne or perfume, Movies, Live shows
Where can the fans check out for your music?
For anyone interested in our music, we are on all streaming platforms, Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, and more.
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