Infidel Interview #143: Vonté

First off, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about you to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, and where you live would be pretty standard?

I go by the name Vonté which is a cut of my birth name DeVonté. I am 25 years old born on September 23rd 1992. I live in Kitchener Ontario born and raised.

How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant music community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?

Kitchener is a pretty cool place it is growing quickly. The music community has definitely grown as has the music industry because anybody can make music these days, it isnt as hard to release records with the platforms available to us. My local scene however does not influence my attitude or creativity I would say the new york 90s boom bap hip hop plays a big part in my sound.

If you could say there are underlying themes or messages that permeate throughout your discography, what would you say are the most important concepts and ideas you've tried to express throughout your artistic career, political, spiritual, or personal? Would you consider yourself to be an overall political or spiritual individual? If so, if how what would you say are your strongest/most important views and/or causes?

Everything I release is real. I like to keep it real and be myself and rap about scenarios and situations that are right in your face, no beating around the bush. I am a definitely a spiritual individual my most important cause is to just be real and hopefully motivate other artists to do the same thing its not a bad thing to be yourself, alot of rappers are rapping about things they have never done or seen.

When it comes to your musical self and your real world self, would you say that their is a separation? Do you find yourself getting into a character or mindset when you create, or do you find your music is a representation of your day to day self?

Most of my music is a real reflection of myself however i do write music putting myself in others shoes and expressing it that way.

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When you first started making music, was there a particular sound or artistic/musical influence that you would say was your biggest inspiration to start pursuing the creative path yourself?

I always listened to the LOX, as well as Ludacris he was at one point my favorite artist.

Would you say that your choice to pursue music has changed your life since you started? Would you say that creativity has evolved you spiritually, emotionally, or logically?

I wouldnt say my choice to pursue it has changed my life given this is something iv been doing since i was 12-13 years old. Creativity has definitely evolved me in countless amounts of ways.

What do you feel separates your music from the rest of the music in the Hip-Hop genre?

My music is authentic. Anybody who is real with themself will relate to my music. On top of my own production i am able to really get down to the bone on what my aim for a track is.