What creates a legend in your eyes? Is it accomplishments? Is it being heralded by others? All of these may play a role in why some people are viewed as legendary but it all sparks from a legendary mindset. One must be willing to devote themselves to their craft and live in that journey to get to the top.
New Orleans born, Baton Rouge based MC Legend Made not only carries a name that shows his aspirations but a level of talent to match it. His latest single “Heard About It” is evidence of this as he weaves through flows with ease. We sat down with the rising talent for our latest First Day Feature. Read along to learn more about how the track came together, what makes him tick and more.
Thanks for speaking with us today, to start give us an introduction for anyone new to you.
No problem thanks for having me. My name is Legend Made, I’m a rapper from NOLA that is now based in Baton Rouge. S/O ThaAntidote.com.
Who are some of your biggest inspirations, both personally and in music?
Musically I would say Future, Lil Wayne, and ScHoolboy Q. Personally I would say I’m inspired by anyone who makes something out of nothing.
What made you want to be an MC? Were you originally apprehensive at all or more confident in yourself the whole time?
I actually started making music because of one of my childhood friends, Bruce Dillon. Originally I was a work in progress lol.. It took a lot of work and patients to get to where I am musically. The confidence I have now came over time and development, I didn’t truly find myself until around 2010.
Coming from Baton Rouge there is a lot of talent in the city both nationally and on a smaller level. That being said what do you think separates your music from the pack?
Well I would say my sound separates me. Being that I am not originally from Baton
Rouge, I didn’t grow up listening to the original B.R. sound. So I definitely don’t make traditional B.R. music. My sound is more universal.
You’re fresh off the release of your new single “Heard About It”. Tell us a bit about your mind frame creating the song.
Well its a very raw song. We wrote the song in the same session we recorded it. I’d say it took us about an hour to record everything. Jay was in town and I booked us a session with Dosha Burna, he produced the beat by the way, and the rest is history.
How did you link up with Jay Daskreet?
Jay and I linked up through ThaAntidote’s Showcase Sunday. Or actually we met the day before when we were doing interviews. I was familiar with his music so I approached him about a feature. He agreed, I picked him up later from the hotel and we headed to the studio.
Has the reception to the single been what you expected originally?
No not really, but I am never satisfied. I always strive for more, so it’s really hard for me to be satisfied lol.
What is your favorite part of being a musician and why?
The creation process. Writing songs relieves stress for me, it’s my way of clearing my mind. To know that I can create great sounding music that others can relate to is very
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I don’t really have an answer for this so I would say evolving. Life is forever changing and very rarely goes the way we want it, so I’d say i see myself striving to be better than i was the day before.
What do you think is the most common misconception about you?
That I am only a trap rapper.
What should fans be on the lookout for from you in the near future?
A few things, a project produced by Dosha Burna called Legends Neva Die II. That one is ready. I also have a joint project with my co host of Hella High AU called Hella High That’s in the works, as well as Gli$ten II produced by $cottie Flames.
Any last words before we conclude?
Thanks for having me. I pray that you and whoever is reading this is staying safe in these trying times. Just remember trouble don’t last always. We as strong Black men and women can make it through this and change this world for the better.