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Words – Patrick Leone

Arioose is a rapper from New Jersey who has used his delinquent past as fuel for his current work. His music and lyrics are raw but his message hopeful. In a culture where authenticity is a must, Arioose doesn’t disappoint.

The “Supply and Demand” video reminds me of throwback Wu-Tang videos. Who has inspired you musically?

Musically I been inspired by artists such as Bon Jovi, 50 Cent, Bon Jovi being from Jersey and 50 being from the streets and arrogance. I like that shit. Confidence…

Your videos are also pretty cinematic, they’re like short movies. What are your top five movies?

Scarface
Blue Hill Avenue
The Godfather
Shottas
Ali

If your fans, people in general, could only take one message away from you and your music what would you want it to be?

That I never gave up and they shouldn’t either. That being real an honest gets you a long way. That when you are 100 percent authentic, they have no choice but to respect you. That’s what my music speaks.

You’ve done some commercial work in the past. Have you been doing any of that lately?

Right now, I’m consistently in the studio working on more music and hit records. These days it’s about planing and execute. This takes time but it will be all worth it.. Watch

What makes a rapper great?

Being real and telling a real story not only makes you a great rapper but a great teacher, your voice is used to show, tell, and teach.

You’ve been pretty quiet on twitter. What have you been up to lately?

Twitter has been in the way, a distraction… I’m giving music my full attention, twitter can wait when I have free time.

What advice would you give for young kids who are living a tough life and want to get into music?

I would tell them keep going. Fuck what anybody telling you, do what you do and do it right. Be the person you want to become and don’t let no one stop you or you will be stopped.

Tell us a bit about your time in China. You’re headed back soon?

I was supposed to go to China for a couple months or so but I had an issue with visa so I had to resort to plan B, not a problem, I’m good.

What do you have in store for 2014?

2014 will be interesting. Everyone boast about this year and what they will make of it. My plan is simple, go harder cuz apparently I didn’t in 2013. Room for adjustments, I’m man enough to say I need to take care of that and it’s being taken care of as we speak. Les get it..

 

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