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April 29, 2016
2anormal Guides with ‘Northstar’
The Ever Evolving Emcee Continues to Build His Fanbase with Current as He Works on His Next
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Kansas City, Kansas – April 29, 2016 –Evolution is a part of nature that is undeniable. Without it, change would never happen and with that, enters 2anormal. He began his music journey over 15 years ago as a hardcore rapper and today has taken twists and turns to land on a sound that feels more like who he is in 2016. With a more laid back, pop sound coming out of his rhymes, he’s got his latest album, Northstar ready for consumption as he puts the final touches on more.
With over 200 songs under his belt,Northstar is repping this emcee in the here and now by being the guiding light for fans both new and old to follow. And follow they are. He’s gained quite the following on internet radio stations such as Jango and Pandora. Listeners tuning is gravitate towards his rhymes that intertwine not only elements of pop, but R&B as well. He’s a smooth storyteller with a lot to say.
While comparable to artists like J. Cole and Drake, 2anormal sets himself apart from his peers with his unique ways. He has the ability to create infectious and relatable anthems about everyday, real life situations. Because of that, listeners find his originality refreshing in an era of rap music that is lacking in substance and quality lyrics.
With Northstar out now, fans can get their fill while they wait for the September release of Boycott The Bullshit.
Those interested in learning more about 2anormal can check him out online.
2anormal is an artist who has gone from a hardcore rapper to a laid back emcee who isn’t afraid to pop a little on his latest album Northstar, as well as on his upcoming release, Boycott The Bullshit
June 17, 2016
When it comes to being musically inclined, Kansas City’s 2anormal is not a new person in the recording business and has made a name for himself. From innovative and vanguard lyrics to overall performance and style, the music is speaking for itself. Don’t sleep on 2anormal because the musician and entrepreneur might just have something up their sleeve that is purely unexpected.
He’s a hip hop artist that listeners love for his knack of creating infectious anthems from relatable real world content. 2anormal has an impressive music catalog that includes released six full albums and 200 original written songs. His latest project titled Boycott the Bullshit will be released on September 23, 2016.
2anormal’s goal is to generate enough revenue to become a fulltime artist and to build a diehard fan base.
September 23, 2016
Check out the interview with 2anormal exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
2anormal: My career began in 2002. I started out as a member of a group. I recorded songs but never released any albums until my solo debut Get Money, Make Moves in 2008-2009. I have pretty much released 1 album per year ever since.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The two things that work best for me are live shows and internet radio. The only tip I would give is to choose quality of listeners over quantity. Don’t promote based on the sheer amount of people present, promote in the places where people are likely to be the most interested and engaged.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I would like to become a well-known independent artist with a solid fan base that loves my music for how relatable and authentic it is.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing for me is balancing music, family with 2 small children, and my 9 to 5. I never sold any drugs or had some rich investors to finance my career; sometimes it’s a struggle. Timewise and financially, it’s expensive to be a real artist that truly invests in themselves.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Kansas City is the home of a lot of things. The best BBQ in the world and Gates being my favorite. The music scene is dominated by Mob Music. There are many talented artists. I like it here for the most part. It’s a big enough city that there is always something to do, but not so big to the point of traffic jams.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Read. Especially if you are not being backed by somebody with deep pockets. You cannot afford to lack resources and knowledge. We live in a time where information is more accessible than it has ever been. Read and research any and everything relevant to your career.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing in my career is fan interaction. When people from all over the world take the time out to send a random inbox, message, or comment about how they heard my music somewhere and how much they enjoy it. I don’t think there is anything better than that validation.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is life itself. My approach to writing is the same as old school r&b. For the most part, r&b lyrics are inspired by love, pain, and life experience. I like to take my experiences and turn them into stories and anthems that people can feel and relate to.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes. I think it is very possible with the right plan and knowledge. I think the days of people just hearing your song and signing you because they like it are gone. If you put in the work, I think you can be successful.
Where can we find you on social media?
Official website: www.2anormal.net
by StaffAugust 5, 2018
2anormal (para-normal) was born and raised in Kansas City Missouri. To date, he has released 7 full albums, the last 4 being worldwide releases. He is quickly gaining momentum in the underground music scene and with internet radio listeners across the globe. 2anormal is currently working on a new solo LP which is to be called “BTB Vol 2”. The title comes straight from his slogan, BTB (boycott the bullshit) which is also gaining traction with fans who are tired of the lack of creativity and quality lyrics in hip-hop. We recently caught up with some cuts from the upcoming project.
These first tracks give us a clear indication that this album is going to contain some amazing beats and rhymes. Some that could easily be accepted by mainstream radio. It has a broad sound with multi-layered tracks that are constantly growing and changing. This excellent mix keeps you on your toes and smiling from the beats alone. With the addition of the lyrics this stuff is ridiculously good.
2anormal has always been lyrically gifted but I think he has really jumped to the next level here and it should finally be recognized by mainstream and major Hip-Hop media and fans. He shows off his amazing melodic vocals one song, and rips another one with his vicious flow as he raps with his stunning lyricism.
Yet at the same time his voice is almost laidback and steady in pace. He never sounds forced or rushing through his verses just to impress his audience. 2anormal seems more concerned with his messages coming through loud and clear.
You can pick up his chill, mid-tempo groove, on “Ying and Yang”, where the oriental-styled intro is significant because it sets up comforting vibes in regards to the production. Almost anyone in the rap game can make tracks that sound louder, more complex and more aggressive, but it takes a touch of genius to go in the opposite direction.
This track flows smoothly from one extreme to another, without disturbing your environment while leaving you fully compelled and entertained. The subtle but enormous range that 2anormal displays in his musical creations will leave you in awe of his talents.
And only gets better on “Hit It Right”, where 2anormal throws in some heavy sexual innuendo. His voice, whether singing or rapping, has so many different textures to it. He can sing, he can flow, and the production is top notch with its booming bassline beat.
This is a beautiful chunk of cool understated musical mastery for your bedroom jam. Last but not least – on the contrary – probably the best track of the three we heard, is “Grow Up”. 2anormal works really hard to impress you on this one. Between the groove-driven production and mesmerizing flow, this thing will worm its way under your skin.
If you’re not familiar with his work, “Grow Up” is a great place to start. An instant classic, its fresh and old school all at once. You can tell he put his heart and soul into this track. This is the most honest, mature and epic example of his hard work thus far. All in all, 2anormal will hopefully cement himself as a standout emcee with the upcoming “BTB Vol 2” album. This is a release that should make people stand up, take notice…and listen.