One day I was watching Thunder Cats on my boys FireSytk when my phone rang about this artist from Uptown who was on that bi-lingual move. Two languages makes you more diverse, right? Like the blended flavas of pecan and carmel… ok let me put my fire down. But I checked him out and saw he sang and rapped as well. Duality I thought. So, I reached out to ask him a couple questions.
MB: What is your writing process?
O.V: Once I listen to a beat, I zone out. It has to be the right beat. The right “type” of beat would make me go in my inner soul and take out an event from my life and put it in rhymes. It can take 20mins for me to write a song or 20 hours. It all depends on that feeling. But rest assure, when the song is finished, it will be to your liking! lol
MB: You are from New York, how do you feel about the newest artists to come out of NY?
O.V: I really like the fact that they are not shouting, “I’m bringing NY BACK!” They are just doing them. They are letting the music and the people speak for itself. They whole world knows about our NY Swag. That could never die. Everyone gets their turn. I see NY rockin’ again. Stay Tuned…
MB: What is next for you in 2017?
O.V: More music, Independent films, and I’m currently writing a pilot. I’m definitely concentrating on my acting more than ever, but music will be my first priority. Everything will come full circle in 2017. I can feel it!
MB: How hard or easy is it to be bi-lingual as an artist? Do you feel that gives you an advantage over other artists?
O.V: Being bi-lingual does give me an advantage. I can write to either genre and sound good be it hip-hop, Latin hip-hop, or reggaeton. I’m one of the rare ones that sound good doing both. Some Spanish dudes can’t rap in English without that heavy accent coming out. And some can’t do Spanish, because they don’t know the dialogue. Seeing me excel in both may be where the hate might come in. At the end of the day, I’m just doing me! Like it or not, PERIOD!!!
MB: What is your definition of Stack or Starve?
O.V: In this game, you have to treat it like the caveman years; You hunt for the hit and save what you can, because you never know when the next one is going to be. I have all my ammo saved so when I drop a hit, there’s gonna be more than just one. Some artists go out with one good hit and their second one is far between. Not me… I have hits for BOTH Latin and English speaking demographics. I’m prepared for success at many levels. Somethings gotta give.
“Pegate” is off the mixtape titled ‘Pimpin Made Simple’ aka P.M.S. mixtape released the 1 st
Quarter of 2016. O.V, while filming “Pegate” visuals, released the visual to “Work It”. The P.M.S. mixtape
is made up of English tracks and 5 bonus tracks in Spanish. O.V has worked with producer master minds
like Sauce, who did most the production on the P.M.S. mixtape, as well as Mr. Amazing, Kase the
Producer and Beats Academy. In 2017, O.V has plans to share with the world his diversity and
commitment to the craft of his passion – music. In the meantime watch the Prelude to “Famous/Pegate”
while O.V. puts in the work towards his own fame.
For more info contact O.V. at www.OV139th.com
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