Indie Artist on The Rise: Custodian talks about his single “Rise”

Indie Artist on The Rise: Custodian talks about his single “Rise”

Idols 2 Rivals caught up with North London’s own rap artist Custodian to talk about his early successes as well as uplifting his community with positive words and impressive flow.

Check out the interview below:

Idols 2 Rivals: What first got you into music?

Custodian: What first got me into music was my late father. He used to play a lot of rap music, especially in his car when he would pick me up or drop me home from school or his house so my love for it just started growing from there

I2R: What’s the meaning of your track “RISE”?

C: My song Rise means a lot of things. It means to rise out of poverty and rise out of darkness become a person of light as light always shines through the darkness and guides a person to safety.

I2R: Who inspired you to make music?

C: A guy I met at my college who was doing music at the time opened my eyes to the possibility of doing music. He showed me the ropes and gave me the confidence to try it out, so ever since then I have been pursuing making a career out of it.

I2R: How would you describe the music that you typically create?

C: I would say my music for the most part is conscious music. I don’t just rap for the sake of rapping or just for money, no I rap because I’ve got something to say that I truly believe in that, the whole world needs to hear.

I2R: What is your creative process like?

C: My creative process is just me listening to lots of beats on my computer or phone and writing to them and releasing the ones that come out sounding the best. That’s about it.

I2R: Who would you most like to collaborate with?

C: I would love to collaborate with D, savage, Ezy Blk, Kendrick Lamar, Jcole, Young ma, Jaden smith

I2R: If you could go open a show for any artist, who would it be?

C: Man, that’s a hard one but it would have to be Kendrick Lamar as I really like his music since he dropped his debut album.

I2R: What is one message you would give to your fans?

C: Be grateful for what you have and be the best person you can be, don’t worry too much about what people have but be thankful for what you have, as to some people that would mean a lot.

I2R: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

C: I don’t know. That’s a good question with my type of mentality, I would be looking to just do a different type of business may be real estate or online business.

I2R: Do you have any upcoming shows?

C: No, not yet. Maybe next year, but right now I’m just focused on dropping more content building more awareness and staying more consistent when it comes to dropping music, and just building more connections in the industry on the way.

I2R: How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

C: I feel it has impacted the music business in a good way allowing more fairness for Independent artists, nowadays we have a better chance of being heard and making money without having to be signed to a major record label.

I2R: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

C: The best advice I’ve been giving about the music industry is to stay true to who you are, don’t become something you ain’t and stay independent as much as possible and don’t chase money but chase making a positive impact on earth.

I2R: What’s next for you?

C: What’s next for me is two new songs and a music video which is in the works as we speak.