Dudes News Sits Down With Elevated Livin’
Whats up Dudes. Last week I sat down with my boys out in Bowling Green, Ohio. Elevated Livin is who they are and they are bringing a lot of noise. Elevated Livin is all about life! That includes money, music, fashion, brotherhood, and motivation. Friends by day, Businessmen by night. These ten boys have their heads on straight and are definitely moving in the right direction towards success. Lets hear what they have to say in this weeks interview with Dudes News.
Q: First off, Tell us about all of you-
A: Elevated Livin is a group of ten members with three artists, two from Cleveland Ohio, and the other from Cincinnati Ohio. As a group we promote music to our fans through certified music websites such as livemixtapes.com, datpiff, and Youtube. We have our own Elevated Livin clothing brand as well. We offer our fans an opportunity to support our gear for cheap and reasonable prices! As a group, we work together to promote our music to our fans through social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, as well as Instagram! We as a group are not satisfied and will not be satisfied until we reach the top!
Q: Where you guys are all from and how you guys linked up together?
A: Elevated Livin has members from all over Ohio, repping cities such as Dayton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Gallon, Ohio. We started off as a group of friends who all met in college at Bowling Green State University. We share a common love for music and success. After about two years we realized that out of our group of friends we have the three hottest MC’s at Bowling Green State University, therefore we decided to come together and make a group to promote our music and way of livin.
Q: What is the main motivation for your success?
A: Our main motivation for success is to simply GET RICH! Don’t get us wrong, we realize that we have a LONG way to go, however we are focused, dedicated, and hungry, and we will not stop until we reach our goal.
Q: What image are you trying to portray?
A: The image that we are trying to portray is to never give up on your dreams no matter where you’re from. Each member in our group is completely different, as some members grew up less fortunate then others. Artist nowadays rap about growing up in the hood, drugs, dope life, etc. These days you rarely see artist in the industry that have college degrees and we feel getting an education should be number one on the list over anything else. Our youth looks up to athletes, actors, music artist, etc, therefore we want to be great role models, and help others understand that getting an education should always come first! We grind, and work hard everyday, but we make sure that we handle business in the books first and foremost.
Q: What are your thoughts on the current rap game, what is going to make you guys stand out?
A: On the current rap game I think Jadakiss said it perfect “artist today are more commercial successful, but the hearts a lot weaker”. For example today everyone wants to be a rapper without putting in the work to become one. Back in the day the grind and hustle was a little bit different, as artist would spend days, not hours in the studio.
Q: You guys have clothing…What influenced your style?
A: We just came out with our Elevated Livin clothing brand and to be honest no one really influenced us. As a group we would always talk about name brand clothes being so expensive for no reason, therefore we decided to make our own clothing line for reasonable prices. Our t-shirts will be sold for $12.50 on our up and coming website. We want our fans to be able to afford our clothes, and not spend a ridiculous amount for a name brand t-shirt.
Q: If you could all work with any 3 people in the future, who would it be? and why?
A: If we could work with three people it would be Magic Johnson, Donald Trump, and Jay Z. These three men are very successful, as they started from the bottom. Each bring uniqueness and are great at what they do.
Q: Is there a quote that you all follow for inspiration?
A: Our inspirational quote is “No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself”
Go download Olympic Gold by Savage, Business First by J.Smith, and Infinity by J. Bell, on datpiff.com, if your in the Bowling Green, Toledo area tune in to Elevated Radio Saturday and Sunday 2pm-6pm 107.3 FM.
Music: J. Bell- Cincinnati www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXPhYu8RlY
Music Video: J. Smith- Cleveland www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsN_SQ1gniA
The team! Music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ9q31tzt8w
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