E.H.M.P.: Welcome to the Elegant Hoodness Family. Who put you on to the
SAIAH: DJ Ace of Spades put me on to Elegant Hoodness. He’s always helping independent artists like me in their careers and that’s rare in this industry sometimes because people tend to get so focused on their own agendas. It’s definitely a blessing because they are good, down to
E.H.M.P.: You are originally from down south and recently moved to Queens?
Tell me why the transition and if it has been working in your favor?
SAIAH: I knew if I wanted to take my career as an artist and a producer/engineer to the next level this was the place to be. I’m into other performance arts too so I also have done some acting. Since I moved here it feels like everything has been going in the right direction. I keep meeting people that not only are good to know on a business level, but we connect on a personal level too and that builds real relationships, which is important to me.
E.H.M.P.: You are truly into lyrics. How important is lyrics in hip hop?
SAIAH: I feel like it’s one of the most, if not the most important thing for emcees. With hip hop a bulk of the talent is in the writing or lyrics that you have, whether it’s in a song or free-styling. Delivery matters a lot too but it’s not like in other genres where the vocal performance is really the biggest thing that an artist is judged on.
E.H.M.P.: Where can we listen to and or down load your music?
SAIAH: The first place is www.saiahmusic.com. That’s my official website but you can also find me on Itunes, Rhapsody, Spotify and most of the major music distributors by searching my name. I made it easy for my fans and extended family on the social networking sites by making it so all you have to do is add “/saiahmusic” to the end of the link. Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation, Instagram all have it the same way.
E.H.M.P.: Who are some of your inspirations?
SAIAH: I get inspiration from so many artists. As far as hip hop it’s Common, Nas, Mos Def, Biggie, Jay-Z, Pac, The Fugees, and Eminem that I listened to most growing up but I also like a lot of the artists doing it today. I’m very eclectic though so I drew a lot from music outside of
hip hop too. Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Marvin Gaye… The list goes on.
E.H.M.P.: If the world could remember with one word what would it be?
E.H.M.P.: Thank you and or shout outs?
SAIAH: Shout out and many thanks to AD The General, DJ Ace of Spades,
The BURN U Movement, Juzz Roc the Mic, The Air it Out Girls, and of course everybody that has supported my career at any time and on any level. If I’m leaving anybody it out it definitely doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking about you. I appreciate you all, especially fans of my
Written by A.D. The General
Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013