Carl Lilly, better known as Gudda Gudda , is a Cali born, New Orleans bred rapper who is set to make some major moves in this upcoming year. With the backing and support of Lil Wayne & the infamous YMCMB team, Gudda recently dropped his mixtape, “Ocean of Syrup”, featuring DJ Fletch as the host and much like any verse Gudda has ever laid, the mixtape is dope. Gudda Gudda is certainly an artist to watch for in 2012!
FROST: How’s it going Gudda? Thanks for taking the time to interview with us; it’s definitely a pleasure.
Gudda: Everything’s good
FROST: You have come a long way from Sqad up how has life changed now that you are a Young Money artist?
Gudda: Squad Up was like straight hood gritty shit; not taking away from Young Money, but Young Money has different avenues from kids to singers, females, & R&B. They have all types of different things going on.
FROST: Tell me three things about you and your music that separates you from other artist in the industry?
Gudda: I’m versatile artist. I really stick to making nice, street hip hop and i take my time putting out my tapes.
FROST: You are currently working on a new mixtape coming soon and then you will be working on your debut album. How do you prepare for writing for a mixtape versus an album?
Gudda: There’s no real difference except deciding on which producers can capture the feel of how I hear the album sounding.
Gudda: Nah, no pressure at all. I make sure my music is top grade work before I even tell anyone about it, plus YMCMB will never release anything that isn’t up to par, so no pressure because we take our music seriously. And if the music is real people will feel it.
FROST: We are all fans of Hip Hop music however do you feel Hip Hop still lives throughout the music industry?
Gudda: I feel Hip Hop never died, it’s alive and on its way to be the top genre in the world.
FROST: If you had the opportunity to work with any artist in the industry who would it be?
Gudda: I feel like I’m working with some of the best in the game now, but outside my camp I would have to say Hov, Jada, Budden, and Wu Tang.
FROST: If you had the chance to get with any celebrity female in the world who would you choose?
Gudda: Ummm….Nicki lol. Nah, thats my homegirl. I love her like family, but I would have to say Rihanna #heyboo lol.
FROST: If you weren’t rapping what field would you most likely be working in?
Gudda: Whatever gets me money. My dream wasnt to be a rapper. I just happened to know how to rap, its a gift. I rap my life stories and experiences, nothing more nothing less. I’m a hustler. I grind for every dollar I make, but with the money I have been seeing from this music shit, I’ve really been getting into and learning a lot about real estate.
FROST: What inspired you to be an artist
? Who are your musical influences?
Gudda: I never thought of myself as an artist. I just started messing around with it and Wayne must have heard something in my music because he’s the reason why Im rapping today. My influences would be Cash Money; niggas were real. They came from the same beginnings as me. Gotta respect that and they hustle.
FROST: If I were to turn on your iPod right now, what 3 artist would I see in your most recently played list?
Gudda: Well, the first artist off hand would be Cash Money; niggas were real. Next I would say Short Dawg and Wayne.
FROST: What kind of advice can you give an artist trying to pursue a music career?
Gudda: Basically to stay focused and grind hard. Nothing goes unnoticed if you keep at it. Sleep when you’re dead. Hustle and Grind. It pays in the end.
FROST: Lastly, are there any shout-outs that you want to throw out there?
Gudda: Yeah, first I wanna shout out the team YMCMB, CeCe Vance (Publicist) and the whole Vance NyCC, and of course the fans.
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