Interview With Texas Rap Artist ‘NLMB CJ’

Tell us a little about yourself?

My real name is Cornelius Green I’m 17yrs old I’m from Pine Bluff Ar. I grew up without my father so all I know is how to survive. Rapping has always been my dream I just never had the motivation to keep pushing until I heard Rod Wave. So like every song I make is about my life like things I have seen and been through I’m not really into making drill music cause it only leads to one thing but don’t get me wrong I’m dropping some drill songs on my new album but still my main image is about my life.

How did you come up with your artist name? 

I got NLMB from the way grew up I mean cause me and my mans were always together we never left anybody behind. G Herbo started its stands for Never Leave My Brothers and we just carried it on.

How long have you been in the music industry? 

I started rapping when I was 9yrs old I didn’t start recording and dropping until I 15yrs old and I just kept growing and growing.

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

Rapping has always been a coping skill for me I just started taking it serious to be real but, I feel like the real reason I started is because I don’t like venting so I’ll hold in and make a song about it.

How would you describe your latest single? 

My latest single is about how it first started that why it’s called F.T.B AKA From The Beginning.

When can fans expect the visuals for the single?

Some time this year.

Who are your inspirations in the music industry?

Rod Wave thats my motivation.

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

It’s crazy because I can write a song in less than an hour and it will be a banger so writing is easy to me.

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

I’m the Rookie Of The Year 😂😂 all 2023 I’m making big moves with my music.

Any plans on touring to promote your latest single?

I want to go on tour but, I don’t know anyone to help me promote myself.

What did you buy with your first check off music?

I haven’t received any checks yet.

What are must haves when your in the studio working?

Dark with a little bit of light, my girl and a water bottle.

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

Never give up, don’t worry about your music, and don’t be afraid of performing.

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

Rod Wave, Youngboy, Toosii, and Summer Walker.

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

I haven’t worked with any other rappers.

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

Rod Wave, Youngboy, Summer Walker, and SZA.

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

All of it… I make great music I like to motivate others who have been through some things I been through

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

Better production.

What’s your all-time favourite song? 

Letter 2 My Sisters, Whole lotta problems, Rookie of year, and From The Beginning.

What was the last album you listened to?

Rod Wave – beautiful mind

Your favourite artist of all time and why?

Rod Wave because of the things he says in his music I can relate to.

Whose your favourite five artists right now? 

Myself, Rod Wave, Youngboy, Toosii, and Nocap.

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

Youngboy because he went from man I don’t even know to the person he is now most people it but at point in you gone to grow out the street life.

Who have been some of your favourite artists that you’ve been able to work with? 

I haven’t worked with no major artist yet.

How do you feel about the current state of music? 

It’s alright I mean we can do better.

Any dream award shows you hope to one day play at?

BET Awards!

What is your main goal as far as music?

To be able to tell I did it we don’t have to struggle no more. My goal is to take care of my family.

Who would you say your music relates to the most?

Rod Wave.

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

Most artist rap about violence and I rap about what I did and have been through and the things I overcame.

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

I hoop, I’m a quarterback at my school.

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

DJ drama!

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

My first show in Pine Bluff Ar.

What is your dream venue to perform at?

Rolling loud!

What’s the name of the last book you read and by whom?

I haven’t read any books lately.

What’s your favourite sports team and why?

Football Dallas Cowboys.

Whose your favourite actor or actress and their best movie?

Tupac – Juice.

Name someone famous who inspires you and why?

Rod wave because no matter what came his way he kept going.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Becoming a successful rapper and poetry writer

Where can the fans check out for your music?

All platforms YouTube, Apple music, Spotify, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok etc.

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