Congratulations on your latest single “TeLL’EM”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of St. Louis, MO. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name FelDrö?
My motivation came from a lot of legends. I’ve listened to the likes of (Kid Cudi, Kanye, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell) just to name a few. I’ve always got the message of to be yourself without any remorse. Which I’ve adopted in my music. The sense of being myself over deep, rugged sounding music. FelDrö is a mixture of my last name and you can guess the DRO part.. (lol)
How is the underground sound out in St. Louis, MO?
The underground sound in st.louis is deeply rooted to the city. St.Louis we have a lot to offer when it comes to music. We have a unique sound. We are a very melodic when it comes to our sound with a raw feeling when it comes to hip-hop.
How are you dealing with this whole nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 Corona Virus? Has this effected your music career in any way?
I would say I’m dealing with it like the rest of the country. This is deeply a challenging time for everyone. More so I’m trying to keep my sanity, by finding new hobbies or just picking up new interest. Musically in a way this has helped my music career. It pretty much helped by slowing things down. So I can get contact with the right people. Who would normally wouldn’t have time due to moving around. I’ve taken this to my advantage by creating, and being able to take a breathe of relief.
Who are you biggest underground influences?
Honestly I have quite a few including Yasiin Bey, Tech N9ne, Little Brother, Jedi mind tricks, Dead Prez. Just to name a few. I’ve also recent became a fan of Chef Geech too.
You recently dropped a new single “TeLL’EM” across all streaming platforms! Please give us some background on that project!?
TeLL’EM came about as a inspirational song honestly. This song came about a time in my career where I had self doubt within myself. Which is something that we all have come across I believe. Those thoughts of like “aw man how Im going to do this”, or “can I even achieve this goal?” Until it hits you that you’re not going to have all of the answers of how, when, and where. The only honest answer, and true answer lies within us! Just to go out into the world and just be yourself. I believe we all have a gift within us that we express, and use just by being who we are, our true selves. “TeLL’EM that it’s nothing, to have a dream and no clue, there’s only one thing to do.. just get up and starting doing you”!!
How does social media play a role on pushing FelDrö music.
Social media plays a huge role. I see social media as a huge outlet to show the world your gifts, and talents. Most of all just getting feedback from rather positive or negative is so gratifying. It helps to determine what direction to go in regarding music, and videos. I honestly love social media personal.
What are a few different moves your making for 2020 when it comes to your music career?
I’m more so having more of a business mindset regarding my career. I think every artist should have some sense of business when it comes to their career, or at least have someone around them who is really business minded. Just thinking of more business ways of progressing my career. Ultimately FelDrö is, and will be a brand. Every brand needs to have a strong sense of marketing and just overall good business.
Our most popular question….What is your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”?
My definition is short and sweet. “Underground Hip-Hop is the soul of hip-hop”. It’s just something about Underground Hip-Hop that’s so filling. You can always find true artistisc music that hits home, something you relate to, just true to the nature of hip-hop.
Where can our BLOG audience find your music and follow you on social media?
You can find FelDrö on all platforms (Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, Amazon,) You can also see my video “TeLL’EM” on YouTube and your favorite site (https://undergroundhiphopblog.com).
Any Shout Outs?
Of Course shout out to RagTyme, Legally Trapping, Ambition, my fam, Underground HipHop-Blog, and any future fans!!