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What Does It Take To Be Pit Master?


@Sharks4hearts Explains The Meaning Of Rager and Pit Master To Our Audience

What genre would you place yourself in?

I wouldn’t consider myself a rapper, maybe a grunge band or something. I spit a couple of bars or whatever, but it’s not funk or rap. The flow and the energy I get, I mix all of that together and project that energy. I can’t just stay in one genre. It’s all about what you’re predisposed to.

It’s kind of played out to stick to one genre. But that’s what my generation is and that’s what’s coming up.

I’m not a rager but at the #Houstock Raging Texas show, I really felt the energy!

“Yessir it’s all about the energy, the energy produced from the venue, to the city, to the crowd, then from you as artist and person- it’s all connected with energy. I remember the first time I saw a ByxBreezy flyer something about it was calling me… Sure enough that energy took me from 2 open mics to her telling me I was gonna open up for Chris Travis, she shows MAD Love and is straight forward like “hey come thru, do this, do that…” Boom and it’s always an experience of a lifetime

So explain the Mosh Pit for me.

The Mosh Pit is a little different at times from what it used to be - back in the day it was more raging and fighting. But some can still get to that level, but really everyone is here to see one artist, or even multiple artist why not feel the energy that the artist is feeling or projecting with everyone else there in a big circle/pit screaming at the top of your lungs with all your energy. My first real Mosh Pit was in California

at Rolling Loud . I “accidentally” opened up a big ass pit with intent to help someone find something, but you see what effect your energy and voice has on people and how contagious and addictive it is then it spreads and ignites like a wild fire; so from that point on I just never stopped doing it and people deemed me as their Pitmaster. Also like after a Mosh Pit, if I don’t have a cut on my eye by my glasses or if I’m not hurt I feel like I didn’t do anything.

I can tell you’re a Pit Master. When you walk into the Houston events, you bring the energy.

That’s because somebody has to be that person to start the fire and to bring that energy.

Do you think people are born Ragers or is it your environment?

I think it’s both. You’re a product of your environment, but this is also what can cause and birth you to rage, but your genetics influences your balances and imbalances as a person- which gives you the ability to control it or lose it . For example, if you’ve got a kid and someone does something mean or traumatic to them and it causes them to lose control, or split from the projected norm of their psyche at that very moment within their fight or flight instinct lives a rager. Enraged literally means “in rage;” when you put your ability to control to the side and just let that energy go free mentally, physically, emotionally it can change you. That’s the birth of the Rager, which in reality is a double edge sword.

For instance, Sharks4Hearts, I myself consider it a band. A band created of and from me from the many sides, personalities, personas of me as a person that my life choices, trauma and genius have created. If had to have a rap name I would call myself what I call my psyche “Ox;Cxeen” the gift and the curse but that’s a different story . I also call myself a band because I aspire to one day learn how to do all of the production for my music myself; produce, sing, shoot my own photos, edit my photos and engineer my songs and sound. A “One man band”

It seems that your music speaks to specific people and not the masses. Is that true in your opinion?

For sure! Sometimes I might post a meme or something that everyone will laugh at, but one person that I posted it for, might feel it. I do the same thing for songs. I might make a song that no one understands but one or two people. That’s why I make music, to reach people that need to be reached at certain times. Maybe it’s one person or one million.

What inspires you to make music?

It was a Robb Banks concert in San Bernardino, California. I told myself earlier that day that no matter what, I’m gonna meet Robb Banks. The crowd was going crazy. In the last song, he hopped down while performing, looked at me and dapped me up. I told him how I was a big fan of him and wanted for him to keep pushing. That’s when I knew that this was what I wanted to do. I want to inspire people and make them feel like I felt that day. The next day I made my first song in my kitchen/living room with my dawg @richrandana.

Who would you want to collaborate with? Besides Robb Banks haha.

I don’t really trip on features because I may love someone’s music but that don’t mean I need to be on it, but I would love to just collaborate in the studio or maybe write for someone. But someone I would just love to meet is Kirko Bangz. Also, I would love to work with VII_Ghost Town.

What are your favorite places to perform?

@superhappyfunland, @houstonunderground, and @swandive

Are you independent?

Yup beside being a part of OTB promotion team my homie Parishnivante and Rowqwan Smith started “Over the Edge” clothing line and they are the only people that have, I guess to say sponsored my career.

Do you have any desires to sign to a label?

I actually would. The label can handle all of the logistics stuff and I can just create. The connections that labels have would benefit me, help me be independent and focus on art because I have to wear too many hats right now.

If you went to a school strictly for independent artists, what classes would you take?

Business management, health (nutrition), fashion, sociology (human relations).

What are the top five songs on your current playlist?

● Love Hurts - Travis Scott/Playboi Carti

● Flatbed freestyle - Playboi Carti

● Fallen - Jaden Smith

● Speedin Bullet to Heaven - Kid Cudi

● Thinking about you - Frank Ocean

● The Percocet & Stripper Joint - Future

What do you do in your free time besides making music?

Watch Anime, go to the gym, hang out with my puppy and study psychology and ontology

What advice would you give to the up-and-coming artists?

Do it. Whatever it is. Rap. Engineer. Produce. My goal is to perform in Japan, but I can’t do that right now. I can perform in Houston and I will perform here until I can perform there. So just do what you can with what you have.

Any shout outs that you’ll like to give?

I want to give a shout out to everyone I love, to everyone I’ve connected with and all those I have yet to feel and or help feel. I want to take the time and say to those fellow Ragers out there feeling lost that it’s okay that you’re not okay; breathe; and live/rage on for those who can’t. I have love for you and that’s what Sharks4Hearts is about. And by the way, the name comes from my hometown Norfolk, “Shark City”, my B-day is April 4th, and hearts comes from the fact that I love love and it’s energy. Along with a lot of other double meanings if you have time ask me I’ll tell you love - Ox;cxeen We look forward to seeing your career develop and we are always here to support! Thank you for sitting down with Crowded.

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