IAMPOPULA hails from Brooklyn, NY, and is heavily focused on his creative outflow. As a Hip/Hop and Rap artist, IAMPOPULA is extending out the music category with his persistent style and projected character. Staying true to his original roots, IAMPOPULA derives inspiration from his own hometown to manifest the content and visuals of his music. As a Brooklyn-native, IAMPOPULA pushes to get certain messages across to his listeners, all while bringing a chilled-out and lax sort of energy.
IAMPOPULA recently released his single "YKTB: You Know the Vibes," and it's proving itself to be a hot track necessary for establishing a flavourful ambiance. IAMPOPULA cleverly uses his music's technological aspect to his advantage to bring an almost otherworldly effect on his sound. "YKTB" carries riveting energy and confidence from IAMPOPULA, making it easier for us to vibe along to the Brooklyn artist's work. IAMPOPULA has a lot to say about his daily life within "YKTB," and the track itself is incredibly entertaining to listen to, primarily if focusing on the clever wordplay IAMPOPULA brings about. That's really what makes IAMPOPULA stand out within his tracks--the natural flow is always there, but it's the cleverness of IAMPOPULA that highlights itself throughout his tracks. All in all, the actual environment presented within "YKTB" will ironically have you knowing what IAMPOPULA is talking about.
Check out "YKTB" by IAMPOPULA here.
Hello IAMPOPULA, and welcome to BuzzMusic. We loved your latest release "YKTB." Can you tell us a bit more about the song and the meaning behind it? This song was a bit of a tribute to Brooklyn, Even in the video, I tried to show that Brooklyn vibe.
You shot the music video for YKTB in Brooklyn's historic Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood, why is it important for you to incorporate the City you call home into your music?
Like most of my songs, it's based on my life and is basically a coming of age story of a kid from Brooklyn that went from Good Employee to becoming his own man A boss.
"YKTB" gives the feeling of a connected group of individuals just having a good time together. How were you able to achieve that feeling of connection through your rhymes?
I was raised on the block after Biggie Smalls. Brooklyn shaped me as a child and taught me many valuable lessons. But I'm blessed to be able to have moved to LA 3 yrs ago & to still be bi-costal. It was because for a long time I was a simple local artist performing in bars and clubs in NYC with my rock band. I felt stagnate and wanted to be more so I moved to LA.
How has the local music community influenced or inspired your own artistry?
Build my core following of listeners and drop Single after Single until I can amass a catalog & listenership that can compete & compare to any major artists, Sign my first artist to my label and do for him/her what I've done for myself.
What's next for you throughout 2020?
The next move is the rollout for my free album "Moving Diesel Like Its Legal" that you can only get by buying merch directly from me. as artists, I feel like we have become complacent in our thinking that the listener has to stream your songs for it to be official when streaming services are literally paying us pennies while they pocket dollars off our culture, music & hard work. I wanna disrupt this model with a play from Nipsey Hussle's playbook. RIP