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INTERVIEW With Upcoming Latin Rap Artist LUI

Born in Peru, Lui comes from a place where the poverty level is so high that it makes it almost impossible to get out that lifestyle. Lui feels blessed, because his parents busted their ass to bring him to the US at the age of 4. His parents had divorced. His mom had to a hold both a day job and a night job, barely getting any sleep just to keep him healthy.

Music has always been part of Lui’s life. His mother bought him a guitar when he was 11 years old, and he wrote his first song. But coming from that background, thinking that you could be successful with music seemed to be an impossible dream, and that it’s not worth working toward it. Lui realized he was conditioned to think that way. Although he hated it, he continued school for his mother.

During high school, Lui’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She passed away after his high school graduation. Her dream for Lui was that he go to college and become successful that way. That’s what he did. He fell in love with knowledge, taking a psychology major, but his passion has always been for music. Lui has been making music as a hobby his whole life, but he made a mental switch and realized that it’s possible to be successful with music because of how much he loves it, and he won’t destroy everything his mom had worked so hard for—to be in the US and to live a good life. Lui is determined to make that happen and won’t stop till it does.

 

INTERVIEW:

 

Where did you grow up?

I was born In Peru, but I came to the USA about 4 years old. I lived with my mother in Virginia until I was about 12 years old. after that, I came to live in New Jersey with my pops, where I really grew up.

 

What is your musical background?

My music background is really a mix of my culture and the American Culture. from Reggaeton to Hip-hop.

 

Musically, what are your biggest influences and who are your favorite musicians?

I have a mix of musical influences. Bob Marley was Huge for me. Arcangel also a Latin artist HUGE for me. Eminem really inspired to write. Last but not least Michael Jackson really motivated me in general.

 

Do you rap in Spanish? 

Yes, I also rap in Spanish.

 

How would you describe your own style?

My style is really different. but you can be judge of that. if I had to describe my style . its a very chill style but also hard! a style with attitude.

 

In what ways has your newest music changed from when you first started?

my music has definitely evolved and will continue to evolve.

 

What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write?

Positivity is huge. I really came from Poverty so I feel blessed to be where I am at. giving up is not an option. mama I’m gonna make it!

 

What would be your dream venue in which to perform?

I’d love to perform in the FIFA world cup.

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