BAKEMAN GLOBAL

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK | BAKEMAN GLOBAL

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK | BAKEMAN GLOBAL

INTERVIEW: TERRELL "REALIFE" BLACK

VALIDATED: I'VE WITNESSED YOUR GROWTH AS AN ARTIST OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS OR SO, INCLUDING THE DEDICATION TO YOUR MUSIC, FROM BEAT SELECTION TO SONG CONTENT AND FROM DELIVERY TO STAGE PRESENCE. HOW DO YOU FEEL YOU'VE IMPROVED MOST AS AN ARTIST AND WHAT'S CONTRIBUTED TO THAT PROGRESSION?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: I THINK THAT I'VE PAID MORE ATTENTION TO SUBJECT SELECTION WHEN IT COMES TO NEW MATERIAL. I STRATEGICALLY CHOSE TOPICS THAT NOT MANY ARTISTS ARE SPEAKING ON. MOST OF THE TIME, I WRITE FROM A COMPETITIVE POINT OF VIEW, BUT AS I RELAXED AND GOT MORE COMFORTABLE, I WAS ABLE TO GET INTO OTHER PARTS OF ME.

 

VALIDATED: YOU'RE BIG ON COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND GIVEBACK, FROM SPEAKING AT SCHOOLS TO VISITING JAILS. WHAT RESPONSIBILITY DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE TO THE YOUTH?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: WHEN YOUR VOICE GET BIGGER, YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO THE PEOPLE WHO LOOK UP TO YOU. YOU HAVE TO PUSH THE RIGHT MESSAGE, A MOTIVATING VOICE THAT HELPS THE YOUNGER KIDS COMING UP UNDER YOU. EVEN THOUGH I TURNED OUT OK, I BELIEVE THAT IF I HAD ROLE MODELS IN THE FIELDS THAT I WAS IN, SPEAK TO ME, IT WOULD HAVE HAD A HUGE IMPACT ON ME GROWING UP. AS PUBLIC FIGURES, WE SHOULD NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF OUR VOICE AND IT MUST ALWAYS BE USED IN A POSITIVE MANNER. WHAT WE SAY CAN HELP AND HURT.

 

VALIDATED: IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU FEEL YOU OWE YOUR COMMUNITY?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: I OWE MY COMMUNITY BECAUSE THERE ARE KIDS THAT LOOK UP TO ME, SO IF I CAN LEND ANY MOTIVATION TOWARDS THEIR DREAMS, IT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY. IT WILL ALWAYS BE. IF I MADE A WAY OUT OF OUR ROUGH ENVIRONMENT, I HAVE TO HELP THE NEXT GENERATION DO THE SAME.

 

VALIDATED: YOUR LATEST SINGLE, "INTERNET", PRODUCED BY K STROS, WHAT'S THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THE RECORD?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: WELL, WE ALL ARE AWARE OF WHAT HAPPENS ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN REGARDS TO PEOPLE LOOKING FOR VALIDATION AND ACCEPTANCE. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DO EVERYTHING BUT BE THEMSELVES. I JUST WANTED TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS WE SEE, AND HAVE FUN DOING SO.

 

VALIDATED: IS IT THE 1ST SINGLE OFF YOUR NEXT PROJECT AND IF SO, WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE "INTERNET" AS THE LEAD SINGLE?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: NO, THIS IS NOT THE LEAD SINGLE OFF MY NEXT PROJECT. I HAVE SO MUCH MUSIC, SO I JUST WANTED TO HAVE SOMETHING OUT THERE IN THE MEANTIME BEFORE I DROP MY MAJOR RELEASE THROUGH MY NEW SITUATION WITH PARA MUSIC GROUP.

 

VALIDATED: WHEN CAN WE EXPECT YOUR NEXT PROJECT AND WHAT DETAILS CAN YOU GIVE US ABOUT IT?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: MY NEXT PROJECT WILL BE A BIT MORE VERSATILE, MEANING, IT WON'T BE SO COMPETITIVE, BUT STILL HAVE BARS. I'LL JUST EXPAND MY SUBJECT MATTER A BIT MORE. I HAVE PRODUCTION FROM DOPE PRODUCERS SUCH AS TEIMONEY PRODUCTIONS, ALI "MAKE IT KNOCK," XLIFEBEATS, Q MORROCCO, THE KAPITAL, K STROS, D. MCCRO, 3KUBE BEATS AND A FEW OTHERS. DEPENDING ON THE SONGS THAT ARE CHOSEN, THE ARTISTS MAY VARY. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH ARTISTS FROM RUSSIA, AUSTRALIA, AS WELL AS HERE IN AMERICA.

 

VALIDATED: HOW WILL THIS PROJECT DIFFER FROM YOUR PRIOR WORK?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: DEPENDING ON IF I DROP AN EP OR A FULL ALBUM, THIS PROJECT WILL JUST TOUCH ON SUBJECTS THAT THE PEOPLE HAVEN'T SEEN ME SPEAK ABOUT BEFORE. I'VE EXPANDED MY PRODUCTION AS WELL. HAVING PRODUCTION FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD, IT HELPS ADD VERSATILITY TO MY SOUND.

 

VALIDATED: WHAT DO YOU WANT LISTENERS TO GET FROM THE PROJECT?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: I WANT MY LISTENERS TO SEE A WELL ROUNDED PROJECT. MY SONGS WILL NOT ONLY TELL AN OVERALL STORY, BUT ALSO SHOW ALTERNATE SIDES OF ME. I HAVE SO MANY EXPERIENCES THAT ARE READY TO BE SHARED AND MAYBE THEY WILL HELP SOMEONE WHO WENT THROUGH SIMILAR SITUATIONS. MUSIC IS SO REPETITIVE THESE DAYS, I PLAN ON PLAYING MY PART IN CHANGING THAT. ONE OF MY GOALS OF THIS MAJOR RELEASE IS TO CREATE A PROJECT THAT THE LISTENER CAN PRESS PLAY AND LISTEN STRAIGHT THROUGH AND BE ENTERTAINED FROM START TO FINISH.

 

VALIDATED: YOU WERE THE COVER STORY OF OUR 1ST ISSUE (JAN. - MAR. 2018), A LOT HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN. YOU'VE LANDED A ROLE IN ANOTHER WEB SERIES AND RECENTLY INKED A DEAL WHILE EXPANDING YOUR TEAM. HOW HAS 2018 BEEN FOR YOU AS AN ARTIST?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: THIS YEAR HAS BEEN AMAZING. THINGS ARE PAYING OFF BECAUSE OF CONTINUOUS HARD WORK. NEVER TOOK A BREAK. I'VE LANDED A ROLE IN A WEB SERIES CALLED "NEW YORK MINUTE", SHOUT OUTS TO ILLA GHEE AND RECENTLY INKED A DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH PARA MUSIC GROUP. I'M ALSO A NEW CLIENT OF A MANAGEMENT TEAM CALLED "TOUCHING MONEY DAILY" WHICH IS OWNED AND RAN BY SEAN D. I'M EXCITED FOR WHAT'S AHEAD.

 

VALIDATED: YOUR TRANSITION FROM INDIE ARTIST TO SIGNED ARTIST, WHAT'S BEEN THE BIGGEST ADJUSTMENT ABOUT THE CHANGE?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: THE BIGGEST THING IS MY MENTALITY. WHEN I WASN'T SIGNED, I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH MAKING CERTAIN MOVES, BUT SINCE I GOT SIGNED, I HAVE TO BE AWARE OF THE MOVES I MAKE. EVEN THOUGH I'M NOT WHERE I WANT TO BE, I HAVE TO MOVE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL AT ALL TIMES.

 

VALIDATED: WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST VALUABLE LESSON LEARNED SINCE THE CHANGE?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: THE MOST VALUABLE THING I'VE LEARNED IS THAT WHILE I'VE WORKED SO HARD TO GET SIGNED, IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING. I'M JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE, SO THE HARD WORK STARTS NOW. I CAN'T GET COMFORTABLE. STAYING ACTIVE AND MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES IS KEY.

 

VALIDATED: YOU RECENTLY PERFORMED AT THE SOURCE 360, WHAT WAS THE EXPERIENCE LIKE?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: THE SOURCE 360 WEEKEND WAS HUGE! IT WAS A GREAT FEELING SHARING THE STAGE AND BEING MENTIONED ALONG WITH OTHER ESTABLISHED ARTISTS LIKE CASANOVA, PHRESHA, KYAH BABY, AND BUDDY STAY TUNED. I HAD A CHANCE TO MAKE ANOTHER GREAT IMPRESSION ON THE CROWD. IT WAS AN AMAZING FEELING.

 

VALIDATED: RUMOR HAS IT YOU'VE GOT AN UPCOMING AUSTRALIA TOUR. IF SO, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT IT?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: YES, THE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE LIFE AND GRIND WITH THE MUSIC HAS BEEN COMPLETED, SO SINCE THE PRODUCTION IS BASED IN AUSTRALIA, I'LL BE GOING BACK TOP OF THE YEAR FOR THE RELEASE OF IT AND TO DO A FEW SHOWS.


VALIDATED: GODSVILLE, WHAT'S YOUR AFFILIATION WITH THE CLOTHING BRAND?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: I AM ONE OF THE AMBASSADORS FOR THE BRAND. IT'S A DOPE BRAND WITH A UNIVERSAL MESSAGE, NO MATTER WHAT RACE, LANGUAGE OR RELIGION, "EVERYBODY LIVE IN GODSVILLE." THE BRAND IS OWNED BY MY BROTHERS T BANKS AND KENNY SPANISH.

 

VALIDATED: WHAT'S NEXT FOR BAKEMAN GLOBAL?

BAKEMAN GLOBAL: GLOBAL DOMINANCE, WORLD WIDE PRESENCE IN MULTIPLE AVENUES. GET USED TO MY NAME!

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