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Q&A With San Antonio, TX Based New Hip Hop Artist James Embrace

We are extremely excited to have featured your debut album “Noddin”, being a Hip Hop artist we never heard of, we are extremely honored to have promoted your music through UGHHBLOG! Please tell us who is James Embrace? Where are you from? Give us some background on your artist name?

James Embrace is someone who embraces the present for what it is.

I’m from San Antonio, Texas, but I moved around when I was younger because my dad was in the military.

The name came from discussions I used to have with an old friend. We used to smoke Newports and talk about embracing life for what it was at whatever point in time you were experiencing.

What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall?

The earliest real memories that I have are hanging out with an older friend when i was in 8th/9th grade. He introduced me to the greats like Nas and The Notorious BIG. I was really into east coast hip hop at the time as well as into a lot of battle rap type stuff.

How did you initially get into writing and recording music?

My junior year of high school, me and a friend decided to fuck around on Fruity Loops 6 and Audacity and make about 4 or 5 songs. Looking back they were so juvenile, but hey, we had to get started somewhere, right?

Who’re some artists that inspire you?

I dont really follow too much into the music scene these days, but back in the day Biggie, Nas, old Eminem and the like were really big influences on me. As I progressed artists like Rick Ross and the MMG group were big influences on me as well as the trap scene in general. it’s ironic because I used to abhor trap music, but then it became something I grew to love.

When people listen to the songs, what do you want them to take away from it?

When people hear the songs on my album I want them to feel the sense of apathy i felt when I was going through my toughest times. I want them to feel the depression and anxiety i felt and understand my feelings of needing drugs to cope with everything I was going through.

You recently dropped “Noddin” across all streaming platforms! Please give us some background on that project!? Could you tell me the inspiration behind the project and artwork?

I was just inspired by all my experiences with depression, anxiety, and drug abuse/addiction. The artwork was actually a real life picture of me passed out on pills inside of a car. I looked like a corpse, and it haunts me to this day.

Are you working on any new music?

Right now I’m trying to get back into the groove of making music, but often the mentally illness gets in the way of things. It’s pretty much a mental block that I face most of the time, but I’m trying desperately to get back into the swing of things.

What else can we expect from you in 2020?

Hopefully another album, but if not then at least a few singles. Again, it’s been hard lately to stay consistent with my music making process while dealing with my mental illnesses.

Our most important question, what is your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”

My definition would be the music that comes from the hearts of all the artists struggling to make a name for themselves. Artists who, just like me, are looking for a platform to share their music and ideas with. Music from the everyday, common man, just trying to portray their own life struggles and feelings about the world in which they live in.

Where can fans find you? Drop all your links!

Www.soundcloud.com/jamesembrace
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5vSVGfRGnzQNKCIth8xVLK
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChHrpuOL1CeXjl_kIiH7CHA

Lastly, is there any advice you have for anyone trying to set their foot in as recording artists?

I would say Google any questions you have, and try submitting your music wherever you can. There are new fans to be found everywhere. There are always more people who haven’t heard your music than people who have.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Q&A With San Antonio, TX Based New Hip Hop Artist James Embrace

We are extremely excited to have featured your debut album “Noddin”, being a Hip Hop artist we never heard of, we are extremely honored to have promoted your music through UGHHBLOG! Please tell us who is James Embrace? Where are you from? Give us some background on your artist name?

James Embrace is someone who embraces the present for what it is.

I’m from San Antonio, Texas, but I moved around when I was younger because my dad was in the military.

The name came from discussions I used to have with an old friend. We used to smoke Newports and talk about embracing life for what it was at whatever point in time you were experiencing.

What was the earliest hip hop memory you can recall?

The earliest real memories that I have are hanging out with an older friend when i was in 8th/9th grade. He introduced me to the greats like Nas and The Notorious BIG. I was really into east coast hip hop at the time as well as into a lot of battle rap type stuff.

How did you initially get into writing and recording music?

My junior year of high school, me and a friend decided to fuck around on Fruity Loops 6 and Audacity and make about 4 or 5 songs. Looking back they were so juvenile, but hey, we had to get started somewhere, right?

Who’re some artists that inspire you?

I dont really follow too much into the music scene these days, but back in the day Biggie, Nas, old Eminem and the like were really big influences on me. As I progressed artists like Rick Ross and the MMG group were big influences on me as well as the trap scene in general. it’s ironic because I used to abhor trap music, but then it became something I grew to love.

When people listen to the songs, what do you want them to take away from it?

When people hear the songs on my album I want them to feel the sense of apathy i felt when I was going through my toughest times. I want them to feel the depression and anxiety i felt and understand my feelings of needing drugs to cope with everything I was going through.

You recently dropped “Noddin” across all streaming platforms! Please give us some background on that project!? Could you tell me the inspiration behind the project and artwork?

I was just inspired by all my experiences with depression, anxiety, and drug abuse/addiction. The artwork was actually a real life picture of me passed out on pills inside of a car. I looked like a corpse, and it haunts me to this day.

Are you working on any new music?

Right now I’m trying to get back into the groove of making music, but often the mentally illness gets in the way of things. It’s pretty much a mental block that I face most of the time, but I’m trying desperately to get back into the swing of things.

What else can we expect from you in 2020?

Hopefully another album, but if not then at least a few singles. Again, it’s been hard lately to stay consistent with my music making process while dealing with my mental illnesses.

Our most important question, what is your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”

My definition would be the music that comes from the hearts of all the artists struggling to make a name for themselves. Artists who, just like me, are looking for a platform to share their music and ideas with. Music from the everyday, common man, just trying to portray their own life struggles and feelings about the world in which they live in.

Where can fans find you? Drop all your links!

Www.soundcloud.com/jamesembrace
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5vSVGfRGnzQNKCIth8xVLK
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChHrpuOL1CeXjl_kIiH7CHA

Lastly, is there any advice you have for anyone trying to set their foot in as recording artists?

I would say Google any questions you have, and try submitting your music wherever you can. There are new fans to be found everywhere. There are always more people who haven’t heard your music than people who have.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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James Embrace – “Noddin”

San Antonio, TX based Underground Hip Hop artist James Embrace showcases his single “Noddin“, off his debut album.  Follow him on Instagram @james.embrace.

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James Embrace – “Noddin”

San Antonio, TX based Underground Hip Hop artist James Embrace showcases his single “Noddin“, off his debut album.  Follow him on Instagram @james.embrace.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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James Embrace – “Noddin” (Album Review)

San Antonio Native, James Embrace, drops a dark but heart-felt debut album with his release of “Noddin,” a look into his own struggles with substance abuse and depression.

My initial impression of the album was not favorable. The majority of the songs can probably best be described as . James’ flow and vocals just don’t work on the otherwise well produced tracks. That might actually be something to take note of: the album’s production leaves very little to be desired. The instrumentals are great for the most part, the mixing is strong, and I can’t really find any obvious flaws in any of it. However, the vocal work and writing are what holds “Noddin” back the most.

James can’t really help it, but his own voice clashes with each instrumental he raps over. There are ways to minimize this through digital means, so there is hope. Until that is figured out, his music will be a bit harder to listen to than it needs to be. Additionally, his writing ability ranges from disappointing to above average. Every now and then there is a glimpse of real talent, but that is overshadowed by lazily written lines scattered through each song. Oddly enough, his story telling ability is genuinely a high point for the album. James’ ability to convey certain imagery and emotion through his songs is surprisingly good, and I definitely enjoyed that aspect of his music.

Overall, James needs to work on his bar structure and his delivery. If he fleshes out his bars with better vocabulary, rhyme schemes, and structure, I could easily see him becoming a high caliber lyricist. He already has something to say, he just needs to work on how he says it now.

Rating: 6/10

Highlights: Production, Storytelling

Follow James Embrace on IG

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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James Embrace – “Noddin” (Album Review)

San Antonio Native, James Embrace, drops a dark but heart-felt debut album with his release of “Noddin,” a look into his own struggles with substance abuse and depression.

My initial impression of the album was not favorable. The majority of the songs can probably best be described as . James’ flow and vocals just don’t work on the otherwise well produced tracks. That might actually be something to take note of: the album’s production leaves very little to be desired. The instrumentals are great for the most part, the mixing is strong, and I can’t really find any obvious flaws in any of it. However, the vocal work and writing are what holds “Noddin” back the most.

James can’t really help it, but his own voice clashes with each instrumental he raps over. There are ways to minimize this through digital means, so there is hope. Until that is figured out, his music will be a bit harder to listen to than it needs to be. Additionally, his writing ability ranges from disappointing to above average. Every now and then there is a glimpse of real talent, but that is overshadowed by lazily written lines scattered through each song. Oddly enough, his story telling ability is genuinely a high point for the album. James’ ability to convey certain imagery and emotion through his songs is surprisingly good, and I definitely enjoyed that aspect of his music.

Overall, James needs to work on his bar structure and his delivery. If he fleshes out his bars with better vocabulary, rhyme schemes, and structure, I could easily see him becoming a high caliber lyricist. He already has something to say, he just needs to work on how he says it now.

Rating: 6/10

Highlights: Production, Storytelling

Follow James Embrace on IG

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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James Embrace – “Ghost”

San Antonio, TX based Hip Hop artist James Embrace showcases his lead single “Ghost” off his debut album “Noddin“, covering topics dealing with depression, anxiety and drug abuse.  Follow him today on Instagram @james.embrace.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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James Embrace – “Noddin” (Album)

Up and coming San Antonio, TX based Hip Hop artist James Embrace drops his debut album titled “Noddin“, covering topics on dealing with depression, anxiety and drug addiction/abuse.  Follow him on Instagram @james.embrace.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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