Web Music Hub had the pleasure of speaking to the rapper Astarway in an exclusive one on one sit down!
WMH: What first got you into music?
Astarway: I grew up listening to G-Unit, 50 Cent & Lloyd banks were a big part of why I started writing.
WMH: Who or what inspired you to make music?
Astarway: Believe it or not, Soulja boy inspired me to pursue my career, just the way he handles business and does what he loves.
WMH: What is your creative process like?
Astarway: I like to take my time with music, so once I hear a beat, first 15 seconds already let’s me know if I’m really feeling the beat.
WMH: Has your musical journey had a deliberate direction?
Astarway: Not really, I never really pursued my career until 2019, I got heavily with music.
WMH: What is your biggest musical challenge?
Astarway: My biggest music challenge is trying to get myself out there, I want the whole world to listen to my music.
WMH: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Astarway: Honestly, I really don’t know what I would be doing right now if it wasn’t for music, I think I would be depressed working a 9-5 job that I don’t even like.
WMH: How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Astarway: The internet has a big impact in music, everything is digital now, easily to access an artists music on your phone.
WMH: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Astarway: Never give up & always stay true to yourself.
WMH: If you were talking to a younger version of you, what advice would you give yourself?
Astarway: If I was talking to my younger version of myself, I would simply say, don’t stop, you will blow up one day, just be patient.
WMH: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Astarway: It would be to make it easier for artists as myself to be able to be heard by everyone and being able to achieve your goals faster.
WMH: What’s next for you?
Astarway: What’s next for me? Continue making music and drop another album.