Interview with Ramaj Eroc
• Performing Artist •
Name: Ramaj Eroc
Hometown: South Suburbs of Chicago, IL
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Describe your sound as if we were deaf.
Get some J.Cole & some Luda, mix it up in a pot, sprinkle a little Lupe on top, what the f*ck do you got? *in my Eminem voice* haha. Yup, that’s me. Lyrical/Meaningful rap of J.Cole, Delivery & Swagger of Ludacris, but I still keep it Chicago like Lupe Fiasco.
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
As primary inspirations, past & present…I’d have to say Diddy, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Linkin Park, Kanye West, G-Unit, Murder INC, Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Nas…just to name a few.
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
My “Last Train To Japan” mixtape is my favorite project…so far. I released it in 2011 when I first relocated to California. I feel that project was very personal & that’s how I love making music. I tend to touch more people when I do so. Honorable mention would definitely be a song I made with comedian Kevin Hart called “Mitches Do That”. Long story short, let’s just say stars aligned perfectly for the track to happen! haha! I met Kevin at a studio session for the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” soundtrack and yeah, the rest is history.
What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
There was no main factor for me other than I liked to make music. I thought it was extremely fun & a creative way to express myself and there’s nothing better to do than doing what you have fun & love to do for a living. Yes, I want the cars, money, & girls that come with being a Hip-Hop artist, but ultimately, I do it for the love!
Who are some people you would like to work with?
Off tops? Chance The Rapper, J.Cole, Drake, Jhene Aiko, Esty, Eminem, Kanye West.
How is the internet changing your craft?
It let’s me hear what’s in right now all the time. Back in the 90s or early 2000s, you had a few tv channels that played music, few radio stations. Now? you stay updated with Hip-Hop & music in general 24/7. We got our mobile devices, youtube, twitter, facebook, tumblr, etc. With that being said, it helps be not fall behind on what’s current. I still make my own lane of music, just with a lil twist of what’s in, that way I still appeal to the masses.
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
Of course I do. Just recently, I’ve had people comment on my IG pics, DM me on twitter, & message me on soundcloud to let me know how much my music means to them. For an upcoming artist such as myself to hear that from my fans is an AMAZING feeling. To know that my thoughts & how I personally feel about situations can connect to people & make them feel like they have hope and/or make them feel like “I am that person Ramaj Eroc speaks about.”…then yeah, This is very important.
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
I just want to be able to live comfortable & get my family out the struggle. Yes, I want to be recognized for my talents on a higher scale, but if I can live without worry, then I’ll be fine with that. I do want to act & do some modeling. OH! I want to play at least ONE game in the NBA. I’m nice as hell on the basketball court. I mean, I’m 6’1, with handles & can jump out the gym so…one of these days, you’ll see Ramaj Eroc on an NBA court near you! haha!
Social Media Links?
Websites – ramajeroc.com
Soundcloud – http://www.soundcloud.com/ramajeroc
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/ramajeroc
Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/ramajeroc
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/ramajerocfanpage
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/ramaj_eroc