Ain't Nobody Real No More

MisterClassics Perspective on "Ain't Nobody Real No More"

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We are excited to share MisterClassics' new track "Ain't Nobody Real No More"! Our goal at SongBlog is to highlight outstanding new music and give you a peek at the artist’s world behind the music. In this blog we get a chance to sit down with MisterClassics to learn all about the inspiration, concepts, and creative energy that it took to create and produce "Ain't Nobody Real No More". We hope you enjoy and please feel free to ask MisterClassics anything!
Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Otis B. McDowell, also known as MisterClassics. I am an Artist, Producer, Composer, Engineer, and Indie Music Entrepreneur from Atlanta, Georgia. His fascination with music evolved from his Grandmother who would sing to him the "Take me out to the BallGame" song as a child. His Parents who were music lovers collected a massive collection of vinyl's from the 50's to the 80's era of Blues, Motown Sound, Jazz, and R&B and Soul, His Sister exposed him to what is now classified as Golden Hip-Hop. He has played in a Hip-Hop style drum band who cadenced rap beats, played upright Bass in strings, and Tuba in Concert and Marching band. His mother bought him a Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard when he was 13. He recently added playing Bass Guitar and DJ Battle Scratch into his productions This led to him evolving into a producer composing bass-heavy Southern/Hip-Hop type songs (Made to beat in the trunks of old school cars all over the World!!!) with percussive drums, cadence snares, heavy kicks, samples, synths and pianos selections, catchy hook writing, and smooth rhythmic flowing style of rap patterns. He identifies his music style as Southern Hip-Hop, which is a combination of the sounds of Classic Southern Rap, and Golden era Hip Hop. Some times he may produce music with an orchestral feel, there may be some contemporary rock, a fanfare, some R&B, and even some jazz may come to surface. MisterClassics rap style is similar to such rap artists such as Scarface, Tupac, Notorious BIG, Pimp C, Bun-B, Slim Thug,Trae the Truth, and Z-Ro.

What is your earliest memory of listening to music?

I remember my Mom threw a party one time for some of her friends at our house when I was a child. This was some time around 1979' or 1980 even though the get together was for the grown ups she didn't make me go to my room my mom was a music lover so i got exposed to all kinds of 70's era soul and r&B music

At what moment in your life did you decide to become an artist / performer?

When was in the third grade, my school organized a program to get us kid inspired to prepare to take an upcoming curriculum test called ITBS, and they held a show for it, and if any of us wanted to perform we could. I decided to perform a rap. I wrote my own verse. My style was mimicked of the classic Hip-Hop Song "MyPosse on broadway "

What genres does this release play into?

Southern Rap Music, Classic Hip-Hop, R&B. and Neo Soul

How has your sound and style evolved in the last 3 years?

I went from just beat making, to a recording and mastering engineer, incorprating live instruments. I started playing bass guitar, adding live basslines in my recordings, I finally learned how to sample and chop my music and my vocals, and just recently purchased me a portable turntable. Now Dj battle scratching is included into my creative process. I produce music based more off of feel now, so my music has more of a groove to it versus when I produced on pattern when I first started. I know how to make my beats jump out at you while my music stays majestic and moves around.

How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

By saying my music sounds similar to a well known artist they may know about

If you could only listen to three artists for the rest of your life, who would you choose and why?

Pimp C, Tupac, and Notorious Big because i like their stories and they all have the most unique rap patterns.

What themes do you explore throughout your music?

TV shows , and cartoon themes 80' and 90's era

How do you plan on being a game-changer within your genre?

By bringing back the content and style of 80's and 90's era classic Hip- Hop

What is the strangest place where you have discovered a new song?

In Texas, this was in 1999 i was on the expressway riding headed to California and listening to the radio, and that was the first time i had ever heard Jay-Z's Hard Knock life, then when i got back to Atlanta for the first time i heard the Lox Ride or Die Chick and then i heard Dr. Dre's F**k You ft. devin the dude and Snoop Dogg