#ArtistSpotlight Exclusive Interview with the rapper Official. Check out his latest album “Therapy” here…

The 2022-2023 Modern Soulful Music Awards have been opened. We know that a lot of you are here to strictly find your next favorite artist and song, so if you want to get right into the music, check it out below here! 

Official is a rapper, lyricist, and musical composer who has been igniting the Rap scene with “Good Energy” for a while now. Their latest release, “Therapy” the album, demonstrates their lyrical abilities, opening with a captivating vocal performance — and melodic flow. Still, the soothing musical landscape creates a “Free” creative contrast and allows it to flow perfectly with their vocal tone. 

The soundscape on this entire album created by Official creates the perfect atmosphere for the harmonic flow and exceptional story-telling that follows – the music has a classic yet fresh, crisp feel and rhythm to it. Furthermore, Official employs a one-of-a-kind rhyming style and lyrical craft that brings the most conscious and emotional weight possible.

In the music industry, attaching a strong brand to music is extremely important. We think that the “Yours Truly” rapper Official is definitely on the right track in this regard. It’s no surprise that with time, the music and the brand continue to just keep going up!

Artist Bio

Official was born as Derrick M. Taylor in Oklahoma City.  Official is a perfect mix of hip-hop, Rap, and R&B with a fresh delivery. He has a love for the art of music that shines through his songs. He is also known as “O”. Official is from the Eastside of Atlanta Lithonia GA . He is of both Native American and African American descent. Derrick who everyone knows as Official lived a normal life but it was clear that he was destined for greatness.

Artist Interview

Modern Soulful Music (MSM:) What made you decide to jump into the music industry or music business?

Official (O:) I have been in love with music all my life it was my escape from a world I didn’t fit in. So one day in a car in Atlanta I rapped all the words to the songs on the Radio but putting my words over it and my friends told me I need to rap so I did and I love pushing hip hop to Another level and making my own Lane

MSM: What do you think makes you stand out from all the other aspiring and upcoming artists in your genre of music?

O: My music is about life true life the ups and down the light and darkness. So it’s easy to find yourself in a song 0r all lol

MSM: If you could collaborate with ANY artist/band… Who would you choose and why?

O: J Cole and Drake

MSM: What do you think is your biggest Advantage and your biggest Disadvantage about being an Indie artist?

O: My biggest advantage is that I am making a new wave of music so I can go wrong because I’m the architect of my own making. My biggest disadvantage is pushing my music past all the ones that like music the way it is and hate to see it grow away from trap music

MSM: Do you prefer the Independent route or would you rather sign to a major record label, and why?

O: I am ok with both I understand being independent can be amazing but I do know that Record labels have a strangle hole on the music industry and having a good Engine behind me I can grow faster and do more if the Record deal is right

MSM: Out of all the songs you’ve released, what do you think is your best song and why?

O: That’s hard to say they all my baby’s lol but if I had to pick one it would be all of me off my new album Therapy. That song just speaks to me the truth and pain is so close to most it lives in your brain and heart forever after it plays

MSM: Between creating in the studio OR performing live on stage, which is your most enjoyable one and why?

O: Both are amazing but I would have to give it to the stage just seeing the fans makes me happy

MSM: What would you consider the most successful or proudest moment in your music career, so far?

O: The big numbers on my last album blew my mind!

MSM: What inspires you the most about the music industry these days?

O: Seeing the bigger Artist doing live shows and seeing all the stage setups and craftsmanship that goes into making the fans happy

MSM: If you weren’t in the music business or industry, what do you think you would be doing with your life instead?

O: NBA that’s the path I was on before I quit to do music…

This is our absolute favorite thing to say. If you’ve read any of the blogs we publish, you’d know we put out this message. Connect with Official. More music will certainly be in their future! We are as excited to keep you in the loop on future projects!

Published by modern soulful words

Reverend Dr. Dortheá Enriqúe (Goddess Dorthea Music) is the C.E.O. of Modern Soulful Living, LLC., holistic therapy practice and spiritual service-based business that uses art, music, and literature to focus on mind, body, and spiritual wellness to live a joyous and prosperous life. She is an accomplished spiritual counselor, holistic therapist, published author, healing arts practitioner, and soul-healing music therapist.

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