Q Who are you?
A Brandon Lee Brown known in the music world as "BLACKOUTT"
Q Where are you from?
A I was born in Corpus Christi TX, but was raised in SAN ANTONIO TX.............My family moved here when I was 7yrs old, and it's been "210 EASTSIDE" ever since!!!!
Q What are some current projects you're working on?
A I JUST RECENTLY DROPPED MY EP "ALL OR NOTHING" AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING OR DOWNLOAD ON ALL ONLINE MUSIC OUTLETS SPOTIFY, ITUNES, GOOGLE PLAY, APPLE MUSIC, TIDAL, SHAZAM AND MORE......... It's well put together be sure and check it out.
Q Who are some of your musical influences?
A UGK, TWISTA, DO OR DIE, T.I., MEEK MILL, DMX, JUST TO NAME A FEW..........
Q Describe your Music Genre!
A HIP HOP/RAP/NEW AGE VERY HIGH ENERGETIC SOUND/Club and Party music........
Q What inspired you to want to do music?
A I WATCHED MY UNCLE DOING MUSIC AS A CHILD COMING UP, THE SIGHT OF HIM SEEMING SO FREE AND HAPPY WHEN HE WOULD RECORD OR WRITE, JUST MADE ME WANNA FEEL THAT SAME FEELING. FOR ME WRITING DOWN MY FEELINGS AND PUTTING THEM TO A NICE MELODIC OR HARD TRACK, WAS A METHOD OF THERAPY FOR ME, NOT TO GET TO DEEP BUT I HAD A ROUGH UP BRINGING!!! NOW I FEEL I'M NOTHING WITHOUT IT, GOOD BLESSED ME WITH THIS GIFT AND I'M DETERMINED TO SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD.
Q Where Do you see Yourself in 5 years?
A Successful within my music career and on a stronger and promising path to the greatness in life I'm striving to get to for the better living and stability for my family and Team.
Q When does your creative ideas come to you?
A My ideas and creativity for my music comes to me naturally throughout my day to day life. Basically any situation at any given random moment can spark something in me to wanna write a song. It could be something as simple as getting ready for work, or dressing my kids for school in the mornings. I have beats and tunes in my head all the time. And that's normally where it starts.
Q What are some of your past projects and how did they benefit you?
A My past solo projects "I_AM_BLACKOUTT" THA MIXTAPE, and "808z AND MOTIVATION" was definitely the Inspirations behind where I was headed with my musical journey after being committed to a label for over 10 + years, and a trio group called "DA ARMY" for about 3 years. Because even while being apart of these companies and teams there was and always has been a hunger within me to want to be my own Power House and brand in the industry. And doing these solo projects all alone with no features, no backing, all 100% Me, and them making the noise and impact that they did in the streets for me at the time was the only confirmation I needed to continue moving forward as a solo artist knowing that I truly could do this on my own. Being in a group or apart of a solid team and family was great but deciding to go solo I would have to say with no regrets was the best decision I could've ever made for myself and career. Making this decision has opened up quite a few doors for me to be able to network, and make connections, with influential people within the music world, from DJs, club promoters, A&Rs, promotion and marketing companies, to other artists etc...........
Q Which one of your songs is your favorite and why?
A Ooooo that's a hard one, but if I had to choose one in particular I would have to say "NO MORE Lz" and I chose that one because I really was at a point in my life of wanting to quit it all, from my job, to my music, to my marriage, and even for a brief second my life. Motivation within myself to want to go on in life was something I was desperately searching to find again. I was going through a very tough time to where it seemed nothing was going right or even working out in my favor, I was on a dead beat job that I truly wasn't committed to or even wanted to be at, I was having typical baby mama drama with two of my children's mothers where they weren't letting me be in my kids lives and it was really fuxxing my head up, dealing with BULLSHIT within my home with the wife, it was just a whole lot all at once coming down on my shoulders man. But in the midst of it all I took a second to just stop and think on a few things that I was happy for or was grateful to have that I would never wanna lose and it was crazy to me what I came up with because some of the same things I was complaining about or dealing with, was coming from the people and things I couldn't live without. My wife, my kids, their mothers, my music, etc. And it was at that moment when I decided I wouldn't take No More Losses in my life not just for myself but my family period, I've been on the losing side of things since the beginning, low income living and rough up bringing, no father nor father figure to learn from growing up, caught up in the judicial system at an early age, which still haunts me as a grown ass man till this day, having to struggle, coming up and being around drugs, gangs, prostitution and hood violence knowing I wanted better, I was determined to rise above it all use it as my motivation to get out and away from that lifestyle and WIN regardless of my circumstances!!! I ain't taking "NO MORE L'Z" that's what I live by!!!
Q Where can your Music be found?
AMy music can be found on multiple online music outlets such as SPOTIFY, Itunes, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezler, Mp3Juice, SOUNDCLOUD, SHAZAM, GOOGLE PLAY, TUNE CORE AND MORE. Just type in and search "BLACKOUTT" i also usually have some physical copies on me majority of the time so if you need one just holla at me.........
Q What's Next?
A Well right now I'm collectively networking with different promo and marketing teams to really help build a stronger fan base and Buzz, for my singles "MY CITY LIT" "POPPIN" AND "IN DA CLUB" once that's established I'm definitely looking forward to touring in and outside of the U.S. Setting up and killing shows, plans of seeking opportunities to work with a few major artists, maybe even sign a major deal........ Sky's the limit for me and my team "OVATIME HUSTLE GANG MUZIK" And we won't stop until we get there and beyond............We're just getting started!!!!