Rising Hip-Hop Star Aubreyus’ Hot Hit Single “Money On The Flo”
Is Taking Over Radio, While He Is Giving Back To The Community
It sounds like Hip-Hop is ready for a new star! Aubreyus’ debut hit single “Money On The Flow” is being played by radio stations all over the U.S. and in Europe and it’s creating a buzz online! Celebrities like Nick Cannon are promoting his music on their social media pages so we finally caught up with the very busy Detroit native to get an update on his recent success and this is what he had to say:
Q—When did you know you wanted to become an artist?
A—It was when I was 16 years old after hearing a record from Tupac Shakur entitled “Hit ‘Em Up.” I had something in which I would describe as an out of body experience. I remember listening to that song and it literally felt like something had leaped from out of that radio and just took a seat within my soul, until this day it still feels like it never left. “Hit ‘Em Up” was one of the first rap records that had my full attention to the point that I actually wrote all the lyrics down and memorized every verse by heart. Besides being influenced by artists like 2pac, Biggie & Nas, I also had an influence who lived in my household, which was my older brother Tony. Tony would make beats on my father’s old music equipment then bring his neighborhood friends over to rap in a makeshift studio that our father had built in the basement of our home. It was in this golden year that I decided that I wanted to become an artist.
Q—Tell us about your upcoming album and current single?
A—I have a mixtape that I’m currently working on entitled “The After Effect” that should be dropping real soon. Also, I have a single out now that’s available on iTunes and everywhere else music is sold entitled “Money On The Flo,” which also features another Detroit native named Dej Loaf.
Q—We love your single “Money On The Flo” that Nick Cannon actually retweeted, how does it feel to have major celebrities endorse your music?
A—It feels great! In my eyes it’s nothing but confirmation that I’m on the right path and that my talents are not going unnoticed. Thanks to the internet my music is spreading faster everyday unlike the earlier years when you had to meet someone in person to give them a copy of your Demo in order for them to hear you out. But thanks to the internet and sites like Soundcloud and Youtube this process can be a lot easier if your song begins to gain attention. Now the big question is…if Nick Cannon heard “Money On The Flo,” who else has heard this song also and just hasn’t revealed themselves yet?
Q—Congratulations on the radio success! How does it feel to hear your music on the radio?
A—It feels great to know that my hard work is being played on the radio where thousands upon thousands of listeners can hear me at any given time.
Q—What do you hope to accomplish in the industry?
A—To make a change in someone’s life through my music…to be remembered..
.to finish with the same work ethic in which I started, “hungry” if not greater.
Q—Tell us a few people in the industry you’d like to work with?
A—There is really a lot of Great talent out there that I would love to work with but if I had to name a few off the top of my head I would say Kanye West, T.I, Big Sean & Drake.
Q—Giving back is important to The Source Mag. How do you plan to give back once you’ve reached the top?
A—I plan to give back by not only being a Mentor to my community and my city, but by also being a Mentor to the world through my everyday actions in life. By giving back financially to help further the public education system in Detroit, and also contributing to the rebuilding of my city. Book by Book, Brick by Brick.
Q—Would you be willing to support the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council’s Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Project to help improve public safety in our communities?
A—Sure! I am all for being a positive influence for the youth in our communities. If there is anything I can do to prevent the shooting… stop the violence…or help the next generation into making better choices…I’m all for it!
Q—What’s one piece of advice you can give to the readers about following their dreams or making it in the industry?
A—Actually I have several…lol consider it a survival kit. Put God First. Always follow your spirit (your first mind). Pay attention to how you feel when certain decisions are made (this key sense can lead to a blessing or pure chaos). Don’t be afraid to be yourself and never get caught up in what other people think. Never be afraid to seek council but only agree if you truly understand and that’s what you want (Happiness is key). Learn as much about the game as you can and most importantly you will never know if you never try.
Music Video Link: http://youtu.be/-9MUKY0gjiw
Social Media Links: Twitter @therealaubreyus Instagram @Aubreyus
For more info on this project and/or If you are interested in working with Aubreyus and the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council as we continue to use “The Power of Music, Media, Marketing, Messaging, Management & Money to Support a Movement” to end Gun & Gang Violence and Black on Black Crime hit us up at: RandyKFisher@gmail.com.
Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram @HHSYC).