Wade B, out of small town Bryceville, Florida is dropping a new EP next week and we are pumped up about it. Wade slid in our instagram DMs a while back about a show and we’ve been a fan since. This guy has been doing music for a while, but with a new EP on the way, we wanted to find out a little more about him.
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Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a little town called Bryceville…about 30 minutes west of Jacksonville,FL.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m just a regular guy who grew up in the middle of nowhere and started writing songs about it.
What does your music represent?
Me, where I’m from, and the people who grew up just like me.
At what point did making music become a bigger part of your life?
When I saw the impact it can have on people.
Why go with Wade B as your “name” vs your whole name?
I never had a nickname growing up and I never went by an alias when I ran the streets. Everybody knows me as Wade so I just kept it simple when picking my artist name. I just threw the B on there because it’s the initial for my last name.
If you had to compare your music to others out there, who would you put yourself with?
I don’t really watch or study what everybody else is doing. I try to stay in my own lane and do what feels good to me. But I’ve always been a fan of the outlaw hip hop/country rap sound and I try to stay close to that sound when I make my music. So I’d have to say names like JellyRoll, Bubba Sparxx, Yelawolf, Struggle, etc. when I talk about my sound.
Do you think it has been a challenge to grow/promote your music because of the style?
Not really. It’s definitely a new sound to the masses. So it’s taking some time for people to get used to it on a national level. But people have been supporting this genre for a long time. So as long as we keep making good music and stay consistent, the momentum will pick up and we’ll all be winning.
Who would your ideal touring mates be?
Shit I’d be here all day if I mentioned all those names. I’m definitely a fan of a lot of the artists in this genre. So I can’t really narrow it down to a few names. As long as you make good music, know how to put on a good show, and you’re a cool cat….we can set it up.
What do you think the hardest part about being an independent artist is?
Having to fund everything.
If money wasn’t an issue, what would you do to take your music to the next level.
The same thing I’m doing now. I’d just do it on a bigger scale. Bigger videos, bigger features and musicians on projects, better equipment for shows, bigger promo budget, etc.
Tell us one interesting thing we might not know about you?
I’ve never NOT got along with someone who was real.
When you aren’t making music, what do you do for fun?
Treat people right, stay humble, and mind my own business.
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