Q: Please introduce yourself to the readers and how you first got into this field of work –and who were some of your influences growing up?
I’m The Effex, an R&B/Hip-Hop artist and I was born in Irving Texas (Las Colinas specifically). I got into music since I was in the 4th or 5th grade with my school chiors and later I had got really into it after hearing Drake on the radio a lot in my childhood. I started out rapping and which Drake influenced that style to me and later when I heard The Weeknd it pushed me to sing instead of rapping. Before The Weeknd it was Michael Jackson and Chris Brown, they got me influenced to sing but The Weeknd influenced my style I was looking for.
Q: What kind of training have you had, if any?
I didn’t really have no training as far as singing and rapping, they just came naturally for me but I do practice on expanding my vocals and teaching myself different ways to use my vocals. Outside of singing I produce my own songs and engineer them as well but I pretty much taught myself how to do everything music-related.
Q: What has been your favourite project to work on so far?
Right now my favorite has been my upcoming album “Cryptic”. It’s so different then what I was doing with my first ep “Teen Love” but Cryptic is definitely challenging me to step outside my comfort zone to create my story for the album.
Q: How did you get the gig?
I got into recording music during my sophomore year of high school. I and Splurge lived by each other and we made a song together. After recording that I really have gotten into recording my own music.
Q: What sports do you enjoy watching?
I’m a huge NBA fan. I’m a mega Oklahoma City Thunder fan but with their recent moves, I’m just a Westbrook fan now. I might be a Clippers/Warriors/Nets fan lol I don’t know but my team sucks right now.
Q: What has been one of the biggest highlights/achievements of your career?
One highlight has definitely been my concert when I performed at my Annual concert “February’s Finest” it was such a highlight for me. I was turning 18 on February 8th and performed on the 9th with my friends and family and we had one hell of a concert. For one achievement of my career right now was definitely hitting the 100k streaming number mark that was a huge milestone to get this year.
Q: If you had a chance to work alongside anybody who would that be?
I got a lot but right now I wanna work with Danny Paul, Derek King, and definitely LazahDaKing. If we talking mainstream artists then definitely The Weeknd, Chris Brown, Drake, Khalid, and Nav
Q: What projects do you have coming up?
I have my first album titled “Cryptic” it’s releasing late 2019
Q: Who is your inspiration?
My aunt, she’s a rapper by the name of “Drem@ Bl!ss” she’s definitely that person who pushes me on a daily basis to get on my grind. She’s helped me in many ways regarding on getting out there by getting me to perform at her own shows so it’s a lot of inspiration from her.
Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?
Probably that new Chris Brown and Drake “No Guidance” music video it was pretty funny.
Q: What are your favorite venues to perform in?
So far any place in Oklahoma City. They have been good to me with crowd control and their very responsive.
Q: Social Profiles:
February's Finest (@theeffex) * Instagram photos and videos
3,123 Followers, 79 Following, 18 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from February's Finest (@theeffex)
The latest Tweets from The Effex (@Theffexofficial). Me Over Him music video below 🦇. Fort Worth, TX
The Effex, Category: Artist, Singles: Unpredictable, Teen Love, Me Over Him, One of a Kind (feat.
The Effex on Apple Music
Listen to songs and albums by The Effex, including "Lust Love," "One of a Kind (feat. Mike.T & ConfidenC),"…
Q: How did you come up with the idea for your Music video?
The “Me Over Him” music video was a long-anticipated music video for the fans. Coincidentally I released the music video on the same day it came out exactly a year later. It was also the first song I got my buzz from so I just wanted to get something out there but definitely, it’s telling the story showing the highlights of my journey until now but it’s kinda hard to follow at first but the “Lust Love” music video is on the way.
Q: Do you have any advice for young music makers like yourself?
The advice I would give is to keep grinding and educate yourself about the industry. It’s so much going on and if you're not aware of your surroundings you can miss a lot of opportunities to become successful. There will be days and even weeks where you feel like giving up but keep pushing through that and remember it’s not about what you know but who you know.