Alfonzo Oliver

listen up!

As you see I'm a OldHead but that is a big smoke and mirrors thing.I always stay current and I'm always on the trail of my next project. so don't go there with thinking you know what I'm going to do next. I'm always out of the box

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the saving grace of my life. it has been a bumpy road for me sometimes. It has been the determining factor on major events in my life (i.e marriage,children and friendships). no matter how many times I've tried to live a "normal" life; it keeps pulling me back in. i have had the pleasure of working with some of the best talent in Philly. I've been doing this since i was 8 yrs old and the affair continues to this day. my success is helping others achieve their dreams. i even co founded a non profit organization (The American Musician's Resource Network) with the the same idea that Drooble is based on to help us help ourselves and passing the torch along to the next generation. one of my main missions is to keep live music relevant.

What is your music dream?

To open up the doors for up and coming artist through producing,promoting and developing artist.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would like people to look at the spirit of a person instead of their skin.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Marvin Gaye 'What's going on?' he was Hip hop before hip hop knew it was (trust me)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

That's a loaded question

What inspires you to make music?

Life

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Never let anyone define you

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Top of the world. what a high!!!!

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Most of what I hear is disappointing and lack luster. they need to take more pride in the craft

What do you think of Drooble?

Cool!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Some people don't take you seriously unless you make triple digits from your music. Unless you can do that; most people look at you like you're crazy. NOT FAIR!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I go to shows when my schedule permits. promoting tracks and news about artists that i think are hot.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

In the climate of what is "The business" you must do every paltform you can and gig gig gig!!!!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

ourstage.com/profile/honeybrown, ourstage.com/profile/brandymockingbird Jamaaladeen Tacuma