The majority the artists which have made a profession for themselves prior to now decade owe the Internet some credit score. Hip-hop music got here from humble beginnings, the place rappers needed to show themselves in cyphers, and DJs needed to win over crowds, however prior to now few years, the approval the Internet has turn into a significant half any artist’s success within the music business. Soundcloud is an enormous half this too, having not solely birthed careers however entire subgenres inside hip-hop. UnoTheActivist got here up f the streaming platform earlier than the “Soundcloud rap” motion actually made headlines. He flooded the platform with music which finally led to main blogs and publications choosing up on him. On the most recent episode “On The Come Up,” Uno The Activist talks Soundcloud, his recording course of, influences and extra.
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Atlanta’s Uno The Activist, 22-years-old, has used Soundcloud to his benefit since he was in 10th grade — years earlier than “Soundcloud rap” turned a factor.
“Tenth grade, I] was dropping shit on Soundcloud. N***as ain’t know what the fuck — how I used to be doing that shit, what I am sayin’? I do not even keep in mind how I used to be doing that shit or why I turned to Soundcloud,” Uno The Activist advised HNHH about utilizing Soundcloud earlier than it gained recognition. “Now, n***as tryna declare the wave, like, ‘I began this, I began that. I began this, I began the Soundcloud wave.’ When actually, Soundcloud’s at all times been a factor.”
Along with Thouxanbanfauni and Playboi Carti, Uno The Activist quietly constructed the template to thrive f the streaming platform. However, Uno does not really feel they get their rightful credit score.
“I am not even attempting to be on some bragging shit, however like, ever since we hopped on that bitch, it began getting lit,” he stated. “Ever since me, Carti and Fauni hopped on that shit, it began getting lit… It began getting lit for everyone.”
The identical yr that Uno The Activist bought onto Soundcloud, he was launched to Migos — his greatest affect (clearly exhibiting his age). His fellow Atlanta natives launched a complete new stream to the sport once they emerged within the early 2010’s. Despite their affect, Uno stated that the ATL trio ought to obtain extra reward for his or her contributions to hip-hop.
“I’mma be sincere, the Migos do not get sufficient credit score. The Migos influenced me, closely,” he stated. “When they first got here out, I feel I used to be within the 10th grade. The means they was rapping was completely different and shit, and distinctive and I fell in love with it early. And I simply been variety rapping like that ever since.”
The Migos stream is one thing that is dominated the rap recreation over the previous 5 years a minimum of. Uno admits that the Migos stream was the bottom that he used to construct his personal.
“I put extra soul into my shit,” he stated. “I combine all of the kinds up and made Uno The Activist.”
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