Welcome to a new Talent Thursday blog! I'm trying to write this one in English, because there are also some foreign people who joined our Facebookgroup and are fan of the artist Aura Da Prophet. It's also better for reaching a larger audience. Excuse me for the language errors.
First off al, i enjoy music a lot! Especially hiphop, rap, R&B and some house music if i'm in the right mood. I love true hiphop with a message, kind off storytelling. But if i'm in the club or at a party i also like the clubbangers, with easy and catchy hooks. I love music that inspires me through good lyrics, almost poetry rap. My biggest inspiration at this moment is ASAP Rocky i think. ASAP rocky is an artist from Harlem in New York. In 2011 he released his first tracks, shortly after that he signed a 3 million dollar contract at a big record label! A few years after that he became a fashion icon to, he's so booming. He created a whole movement WorldWide, ASAPMob. That's amazing! I want to buy a new camera asap, because we need to make aftermovies from festivals. The first one will be WOO HAH 2018, with ASAP Rocky & J.Cole on stage! But talking about a movement from another level is when i get to Aura Da Prophet. He gives me inspiration to, on spiritual base and conscious living. It's nice to hear some rap & hiphop with a positive and inspiring message, instead of only gangster 'pief paf poef' rap. I still like that kind of rap to, but i'm getting older aswell.
If i really like music or an artist, i want to know more about it. So that's why i'm writing this blog, because i like to know more about a person. If i can make you happy with it, that's extra fun.
Who's is Aura Da Prophet and where does he live?
I’m from Cincinnati, Ohio and I’m 23 years old. I started making music at the age of 10 playing guitar and singing and then started making hip hop in 2014. The name Aura came from a lot of people telling me I was always a bright kid with a positive outlook on life. Da Prophet came from the purpose in my music. Which is to teach people and help others find there purpose.
Who is your inspiration? Can you tell me something about your style of rappin?
Kid Cudi is my biggest inspiration specially coming from Ohio. He has helped me thru dark times and inspires me to help other people by telling my story through my battles and depression. And The Underachievers as well definitely influenced me to take my art to another level and truly spreading a powerful message. And uniting people thru music.
The first time i saw your music was last year, 2017, i came by the track Metamorphosis. It's a great song, with nice visuals to. Can you tell me someting about this track and song?
Metamorphosis is such a special track to me not only because it's my biggest song but because the meaning to the song. I was going through a very rough time when I wrote that song I was homeless and my parents kicked me out of the house I was sleeping in my car. I was battling with addiction and major depression. So I took it all out on the track because I came to terms with the fact that I to need change so when I sent ak the beat he asked what we was gonna make the song about and I told him “change” and from that point on my whole life changed. And that song took off. I guess u could say I manifested a spirit bomb when I dropped that song. I had love coming from so many directions from the fans it help me push through the darkness.
I'm a subscriber of your channel. It's named Conscious Living Entertainment. What does that name mean? It's kinda spiritual too, what's the message in your music about?
When I started making the foundation to my movement I knew that in order to create a fan base I had to create a lifestyle to attach my music to. To make my fans want to be a part of the movement and feel like they were apart of it. So I just looked at what I was doing and the music I was making and simply named it “Conscious Living Entertainment “ because we are entertainers trying to get people to start consciously living.
You just release a new track named Heart. The visuals are amazing! I see the artist AK the savior. Is that artist on your label too?
No. Ak is a mentor and a friend. The only artist in CLE are Dynasty & Noslen and me.
Do you know any Dutch rappers?
What are you dreams?
To be truly happy and see my family and friends the same. and to help as many people as I can with my story and knowledge. While I have a blessing to be on this earth with all of you.
Where do you see you in 5/10 years from now?
Hopefully, enjoying life with the people I love. Creating music that will live on throughout my story forever. I’m just really on a pursuit to happiness.
In Holland we say, 'moraal van het verhaal' and I don't know what it is in English. But the moral of the story: never give up! From having nothing to making music with 800.000+ views on YouTube is a big accomplishment. Always follow your dreams.
I hope you guys (girls too) enjoyed this story. When i stay fit and motivated i will post this Talent Thursday item every week! Down below is a short preview of the upcoming blogs:
- 8th March - Graffity Artist (Dutch)
- 15th March - Artist & Blogger about Mental Health & Selfcare (USA)
- 22th March - Artist, Painter, Designer (Australia)
- 31th March - FULL MOON EDITION