Underground Experience 10-24-014


b3 Underground Experience 10 24 014

Mistajay: What is the story and conception behind your emcee name?

B3: My last name is Betchley and I’m the third. Put it together and you get B3… Fairly simple.

Mistajay: What area are you reppin? What is the hip hop scene like there?

B3:Nashville, TN. I have a special bound with New York as well being that I was born there, but Nashville is my city. As far as the hip hop scene, Nashville is on the come up for sure, but its still hidden in the shadows of country music. It’s getting there though.

Mistajay: Your passion for music started with a dream of being a drummer in a metal band, but then you and your friends started messing around rapping back and forth and writing lyrics down in study hall what artists first peaked your interest and what about hip-hop drew you in?

B3: First rap song I ever remember hearing was “Fresh Az Im Iz” by Bow Wow when I was in 5th grade I think. That was the initial spark to my interest in hip-hop/rap. Fast forward to when I started messing around with rapping I was influenced by Eminem, Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator, Yelawolf, Lil Snupe, MGK and the list goes on.

Mistajay: What are your influences of your music? And what inspires you?

B3:Dreams. Being able to do what you want because you love to do it. Not because someone else wants you to, or because it makes you cool… But because you love what you do. I’m inspired by a lot, but two words that pop in my head when I think of inspiration is “Success” and “happiness.” Not one or the other… But both together. Seeing people become successful while doing something they love is awesome to me.

Mistajay: How do you describe your style?

B3: I feel like I have my own style. I don’t get compared to that many artists in the industry, which to me is a good thing. Especially on this new project “Section B3” which I am working on. The sound is nothing like anything I’ve heard. All I can say is that it’s 10 times better than any of my past music I have put out. I cant wait for y’all to hear it!

Mistajay: A lot of artist are critical about some of their art in private but you talk about your first mixtape “Nuisance” released around the middle of your junior year. “Nuisance” (which you called “just a bunch of shitty songs thrown together”) for other upcoming what did you feel about the song or song writing needed to be improved at that time?

B3: Well at the time I thought it was amazing. Now I don’t even like listening to my old stuff, it is awful. It was recorded using an awful mic, garage band, and released with pretty much no mix… It was literally a compilation of some of the first music I ever wrote. I think its fair to say I’ve come a long way, and still have an even longer way to go.

Mistajay: What is your best song recorded to date and why?

B3: From a fan stand point I would have to say “Jeans.” It’s your typical club twerk song. I recorded it when I was 16 and I still perform it to this day. From my stand point I would have to say my new single off of “Section B3” dropping soon called “Turnip.” It’s just a fun, ignorant song about how I grew up around a bunch of rich kids doing rich kid things. I’m not saying I’m rich or anything like that, that’s just what I was exposed to and what I grew up around. I have no release date on it yet, but it’s coming soon!

Mistajay: You worked with many artists including performances with Ying Yang Twins, Migos, Freeway, Jose Guapo, Scotty ATL, JellyRoll, Bezzled Gang, Worm, O.N.E, Lex Top Dollar, Nathaniel, StarGotBars, Dino2Times, Kushy, Sway, Slam, Ridylan, Soulo P, Chris Shuff… If you could share the stage with any other 3 artists or bands who are still around and touring, who would they be and why?

B3: The first three that pop into my head are Eminem, MGK, and Odd Future. Eminem because he, in my opinion, is the greatest. MGK and Odd future are both for the same reason; they have both been inspirational throughout my career, but on top of that, they are some of the craziest live performers. Every show, no matter 10 people or 10,000 people, they go all out. Not only do you have to have good music, but you also have to know how to entertain, and they certainly know how to do that.

Mistajay: A lot of artists come into the game with a lot of ambition but don’t spend time learning the business side. How important to you is learning about publishing and royalties?

B3: The back half of the industry is just as important. If you don’t know the business then you shouldn’t be in it. That’s why I spent my whole summer living in NYC doing an internship with Sony Records. I wanted to be able to learn the business side hands on.

Mistajay: Where do you see the hip hop going in 2014? How do you see yourself fitting into that?

B3: It’s hard to say… All I know is “B3” will be part of it.

Mistajay: What are your future plans?

B3: I’m in the middle of my up and coming project “Section B3” right now. I just released the first single off the project called “Let It Go.” The next single is called “Turnip” which has no set release date yet but it will be coming soon. Besides “Section B3,” I’ve been doing shows all the way from NYC, ATL, Miami, Nashville and more. I have a lot of dope artist lined up to work with so I’m excited for the future. Big things to come!

Mistajay: Any last thoughts?

B3: Thank you to everyone who has ever shown support, it means the world. And always remember, chase your dreams.

Mistajay: Where can fans follow you and get your music?

B3: Instagram/Twitter: @B3_Sweatshirt

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Betchleylll/videos

Soundcloud (New): https://soundcloud.com/b3-betchleyiii

Mixtape HNHH: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/b3-betchley-iii-valedictorian-mixtape.109344.html


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