The Los Angeles Music Scene is as hot as ever with the emergence of so much new talent. From hollywood down to Bellflower there are plenty of artists putting on for the city.
This does not mean we can’t include those who moved into the city right? I mean they are still contributing right?
VA native Max Fullard stopped by to talk music and his come up in the new LA music climate. Check out the conversation down below:
1. For Those who don’t know, Where are you from?
I’m from Philly originally, moved to VA beach, Virginia in seventh grade. The mixture of both molded me
2. So what really inspired the move to LA?
The weather and the opportunities, it’s easy to network out here, plus I drive a convertible, I’m trying to put my top down as much as possible
3. Even though you’re not from the city, you’re still creating a lane in the new era of west coast rap. How do you feel about the movement overall?
I’ve been a fan of west coast rap from the jump. the first album I owned was all eyes on me, then I grew into Pac div and Blu around the myspace era. I just naturally fit into the cool playa vibes the west coast brings. I feel its more united here and more acceptive of an outside artist. I’ve been embraced a lot from homies and I only been here a year.
4. Does the city affect your sound at all?
I like n*ggas that made something with themselves without it being directly given to them.
yessir, i made MMMII all about Hollywood and the effects it has on people and the adventures I already had in the city, besides that EP tho, my new stuff is a lot happier and I’m experimenting more because out here it feels like anything is possibly cause I’ve seen different kind of artist winning and it’s inspiring.
5. Your music is very broad. I don’t hear any limits in your style. Even though your able to switch it up Is there an overall message that you want to get across to the people in your music?
That you can do anything you set your mind to, I’ve never had a manager, been thinking independent my entire career. I Learned to make the best music I can at the moment and play the cards I’m dealt correctly. But the overall message I would like to across is to spread love, happiness, positivity, and spark drive. while helping homies get the shawty they want *Laughs Aloud*.
6. Who are you listening to right now?
I’m listening to Ryan Trey, McClenney, Col3trane, KingJet, Nipsey, Ced Hughes, and my new album at the moment. I’m always keeping my ear open for new artist tho
7. What can we expect from you next?
My new album “Love, Max Fullard” May-June. I haven’t decided yet, I got the whole rollout tho, then imma let it slide all year with content.
8. Your influences?
I would like to across is to spread love, happiness, positivity, and spark drive. while helping homies get the shawty they want lol.
I’m mostly influenced by Pharrell, he gave me the courage to sing without autotune and to be creative with my craft. but style and inspiration wise, jay-z, Dom Kennedy, Kanye, chance the rapper, and mac miller. I like niggas that made something with themselves without it being directly given to them. My songs that are too different from the next to be directly influenced by other artists.
9. Nipsey passed recently, can you give us your take on him? How do you feel about the situation?
I personally feel it’s not fair. I saw him in person maybe 2-3 months ago at an event, and it sucks I didn’t go up and say what’s up and tell him, how much motivation he gives to the independent artist. This man legit did it the way he was supposed to and loved his woman, family, and community. for a bitch nigga to pull that shit over pride or jealousy is just some hoe shit. the world deserved to hear more of his voice. I pray his legacy grows and he’s forever remembered.