Almightyy Otto - New Orleans Louisiana's Newest Creative Carving His Own Lane (007)
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Question #1: For those that don’t know who you are, please introduce yourself, what’s your name means and where your from?
I’m AlmightyyOtto I’m from New Orleans, LA. My name Almightyy stem from me being the creator of my music and I fused my first name Otto at the end because there’s always piece of myself inside my art. In a sense it’s like a signature.
Question #2: Can you recall your first memories of your musical journey, influences and how did you get into beat making?
I first got into music from my uncle he introduced me into rapping. If I’m not mistaken I was around 3 years old and I was just fascinated by how fun it was. For musical influences really I’d say anybody or thing at this point cause I find so many dope people wether they’re famous musicians or people from the internet making noise. I got into beat making cause YouTube beats all sound the same and I always had a problem with folks copying each other and never making music for the people that genuinely care for music.
Question #3: Your an Native Instruments Maschine and now a SP404 user...what is it about the production machines that you like? How do they help you express your music creativity?
What I like about the Maschine is the overall MPC workflow. To me maschine is a cheat code for beat making. It’s insane how productive it is for ideas. And I love the Sp404 cause of the effects. Outside of the aesthetics I think it’s cool to play your beats on the Sp404 cause it’s a different approach. It’s like DJing but less complicated in my opinion. I think Maschine and the Sp404 help me express my creativity by letting me approach music in my own way and I think that’s very dope.
Question #4: What is the beat scene like where you live and how do you connect with your local beat making community?
I can’t really say much about the beat scene where I’m from cause I don’t know much about it. I mean there’s a few people doing things sure but I can’t really speak on it cause it’s not like I can just connect with folks and come up with something. It’d be nice to but it’s a lot of who you know and what can you do for me type of people. So I mostly just stay to myself. Everybody want the limelight so I do my best to stay away from anything that’s not genuine to me.
Question 5#: You have a YouTube channel where you showcase your beat making and rapping. Why did you start your channel and who is your target audience?
I started my YouTube channel cause I got tired of feeling like I have to constantly work against or with social media algorithms. Plus everybody have a Instagram or Twitter account but the amount of effort it take to post on YouTube separate the competition tremendously. I feel like people are more inclined to watch you on YouTube than any other social media site.
Question #6: You have share on your social media, you like vinyl shopping at your local record stores. What are your favorite places to shop for vinyls and do you have any tips for people that feel intimidated by the process?
I don’t particularly have a favorite store for records cause there’s a lot of places to get records and I like to find new shops and search through the bins for unique albums. To me going into a new store to find records is the best part. For folks that’s intimidated by vinyl shopping I’d say stick with the $1 crate. There’s no need to go crazy and spend $100 when you don’t know if you’ll like the records or not. $1 record can go a long way especially if you don’t sample anything from it you now have a $1 album full of good music. That $1 can def go a long way. It’s all in the perspective in my opinion.
Question #7: Who are your beat maker superheroes and why?
To keep it simple I’m going to say Alchemist, Kanye, RZA, Beat Butcha, Daringer. I specifically named them cause the way they manipulate sounds is beyond my level of understanding. These guys all created lanes that most people would’ve never thought of. And I can only hope to understand how these guys take samples and do what they do.
Question #8: What advice would you give to the younger you when you first started out making beats and how can the internets find you?
The best advice I’d give my younger self for making beats is to keep going and just have fun. Don’t get caught up in the cap and clout chasing because everything isn’t for everybody and that’s what make it exclusive. Always do you and in the end nothing anybody say will really matter cause it’s just not for them.
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