Hey Raheem, thanks so much for agreeing to have a chat with us about you and your new music, it’s a pleasure to have you on the blog.
First things first, how’re you feeling right now?
“Right now, I’m feeling great about my music, I’ve released a new single everyone seems to love, and I’m just gassed about the music I’m making right now. Positive feedback to any song that I drop always just makes me so happy and inspires me to put out more of my stuff!“
Could you tell us something about yourself that nobody really knows? / Can’t find from a Google search?
“So, I’m a very religious person, which a lot of people don’t know. It’s strange because before I turned 15, I wasn’t religious at all, but I was feeling really down one day and I wasn’t getting happier or anything, so I put on this pendant necklace that my grandma had given me, and I’m telling you as soon as I put on that necklace a weight was lifted from me. it’s like my connection with God had been like reimbursed in me. So yeah, God is one of the most important things in my life. “
Your latest single, ‘Just Wanna Feel Loved Again’ has some very personal lyrics, do you find it easy to bare your soul in your music?
“Yeah definitely. I feel like the music I write doesn’t take me long at all. This single id say took me less than an hour to write because I just wrote about how I felt at that moment. Writing about materialistic stuff isn’t for me it takes too long. Writing from the heart is what I’m way more comfortable with. “
What inspired you to teach yourself to start creating music?
“I’ve always grown up wanting to be a world-famous artist, touring places, and selling out shows I just didn’t know how to start it. but then I mentioned this to my parents, and my dad had some old equipment from when he recorded his own music and I started from there. Ever since then I’ve been upgrading my studio in my bedroom and just creating more and more bangers!“
What’s been a highlight of the creative process behind ‘Just Wanna Feel Loved Again’
“I think for me a highlight behind the creative process of ‘Just Wanna Feel Loved Again’ is the amount of time I spent on it. Usually, recording a song takes me 3 hours or less just to get vocals down, but I’d say I worked for a solid 3 days just trying to get one line of the song right. As you consistently make more music, you want it to get better and better and I refined this song so much, and when I heard the final result of it after the mixing and mastering, I knew it was the best song I’d made.”
Name a dream collaboration of yours, dead or alive.
“My dream collab would have to be The Kid Laroi. I always get compared to him and I feel like our styles are both unique but similar. We rap about the same stuff and I feel like we would just click when writing a song. “
Do you have any hobbies/interests outside of music?
“Honestly, I don’t have any hobbies or interests outside music. All I do is wake up, do school and then write and record music. All I can see myself doing in the future is music and that’s what my mind’s on 24/7. “
What can fans look forward to from you next?
“My next song is not going to just be me! I’m trying to secure a few collabs with some people I know and they’re all very talented artists. Also, I’m trying to get a music video for “Just Wanna Feel Loved Again” sorted so that should be coming soon!“
Lastly, name a track you’re really feeling right now?
“I’d say I’m really getting into Chris Brown and Tory Lanez. That sort of fusion between RnB and Hip-Hop is honestly heat. Right now, I’m listening to the album ‘Indigo’ by Chris Brown its fire. “
Listen to Raheem Nota – Just Wanna Feel Loved Again
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