WE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO VINNE VIDAL READ THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BELOW
How long have you been doing music and where did you first get inspiration for such a craft?
I started exploring music when I was 8 yrs old and my momma bought me a little keyboard. I remember shutting myself in my room to try to play songs by ear. I really connected with the idea of being able to replicate a tune, to change it up and add my own twist!
What was it like directing a church choir?
Directing a church choir was an amazing experience because I had the control of the end product. I was able to direct the choir in the melody that I created so it was a dope extension of the compositions I came up with.
Beyond music, do you have any other talents or hobbies that you're great at?
Other than being a musician, I have been an award winning stylist for many years! I love to play billiards and I play premier soccer.
If you had to describe your music and style, what would be the sum of it all?
I would say my music style is classical trap. It's a mix between classical music and trap hip hop.
Where do you see yourself in your career in the next 5 years?
In 5 years I will be producing amazing music with talented artists through my label, Royal Play Records.
How has Covid-19 affected your music career currently?
Covid-19 was a blessing for my music because I was able to zone in without a lot of the daily distractions and I’ve had a lot of studio time.
What was it like moving from Baghdad to Canada?
I was born in Baghdad but moved to Turkey first, living there for 3 years before my family moved to Canada. It’s definitely two different worlds. Things are much easier in Canada and thre is a lot more opportunities.
As a musical artist and producer, what are some of the challenges and goals you're out to reach?
As a musical artist the hardest thing is understanding the music you love to create might not get the best numbers, largest audience and traction while sometimes it’s the least favorite songs that you’ve created that will explode. It’s really about knowing your audience and balancing your creativity and voice with what they love to hear.
If you could do any other style of music, what would it be? Why?
As a pianist, I would love to do classical music as a side genre - dope symphony music!
Any last remarks?
While I have been creating custom beats since I founded Royal Play Records when I was 15, I just this year started releasing my own singles. DIsorder, being released November 8th, is my 19th single. Being an independent artist, CEO of a company and an entrepreneur I am very goal-oriented and focused. I find in this industry and on social media you need to ignore a lot of the noise of others and just remain on your path. Several of my singles talk about this, “Tunnel Vision” and “Hustle Hard” are all about success and the journey to achieve it. I always remember to “watch out for people that are always bragging about who they are, a lion will never have to tell me it’s a lion”.
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