How did you come by your stage name?
My professional name is ONE SON. My father’s nickname is Sonny so in essence I’m ONE SON of Sonny. It’s an ode to my father.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Growing up in Alabama in the 80’s there really wasn’t a Hip Hop scene, I use to go to New York to visit my grandparents in the summer and fell in love with Hip Hop. It was still in the beginning stages, so most people were looking at it as a fade.
They didn’t know that Hip Hop, was that little engine that could, it was our light at the end of the tunnel. Making something out of nothing is God’s work, we were the rejected stone that became the Cornerstone.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I pull from the energy of the universe which encompasses everything that it produces.
ONE SON Interview with Muzique Magazine
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I have several projects out right now SON NOVA which was produced by DJ Cassanova, the self-titled BOBBY which was produced by Khalid Salaam, I have a release from the Music Library Pure Uncutz/APM called ONE SON (Masterful) which has the song Habibi produced by DJ TY Infamous which mixes English/Arabic.
I also have an upcoming project called I AM HIM that’s produced by Big Fella. Douglas Rodgers is also a producer and engineer together we make up the production company called Upperhand Productions
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
The greatest challenge is to offer balance because Hip Hop and Rap music is painted in a negative light. We have to bear our share of the blame but there’s a hidden hand that manipulates our ignorance.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I’m definitely the best at what I do, no one has a story like mine. I’m a kid from Alabama but I’m known in the UAE, Africa, Europe, and South America. This is all from my independent grind.
What are your plans for the near future?
Continuing to put out great music with our production team Upperhand Productions. which consists of myself, DJ Cassanova, Khalid Salaam, Douglas Rodgers, DJ TY Infamous, and Big Fella look out for J75 he has projects on all streaming platforms.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shoutouts?
I want to Thank My wife, and kids my team at Upperhand Productions, and anyone past, present, and future that has supported ONE SON. Last but not least I thank the haters, naysayers, and the doubters your trash becomes fuel.
How can fans find you?
You can find me on all the digital platforms, Youtube, and Instagram feel free to leave a DM:
Instragram – @onesontzu
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Three Words: Never Give Up