Ayeedaprince says he’s “everything you’ve been missing/looking for in music.” Hailing from Kankakee, Illinois, South of Chicago, the recording artist prides himself in his versatility and sound, giving listeners a different level of energy, emotion, and vibe all in one.
Growing up, his biggest influences span the genres of hip-hop, R&B, and pop… but that all changed as he started to record his own music. In 2018, Ayeedaprince unveiled his debut mixtape titled LOADING, and began to slowly insert himself as a force to be reckoned with.
Fast forward to 2022, Ayeedaprince returns with his newest project titled REBOOTED, paired with the official music video for the title track.
Read our exclusive interview below!
How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound as unique or different. I’m becoming so versatile with music that I’m comfortable with many genres.
You’re from Kankakee, how does that play into your life and career?
I’m from Hopkins Park, basically Kankakee (15 to 20mins apart). Being from here really gave me my motivation and a different level of determination. If I can make it out of here with all the hate, envy, and violence going on, I can do whatever I set my mind to.
Some of my biggest influences would be Soulja Boy, Lil Wayne, and Drake.
At what point did you realize this music thing was forreal?
When I recorded my first song, “Gone For Hours,” on my school laptop. It was unmastered and the quality wasn’t all the way there, but I still released it. I received positive feedback and even radio play. I knew it was only up from there.
What was the inspiration behind your name?
Honestly, it came to me one day just vibing with my homies getting high. A prince is basically born promised into royalty. I looked at myself that way, just waiting for what’s promised to me and working to become a star in the industry.
You just dropped REBOOTED, what inspired the project & title?
Rebooted was inspired by my growth as an artist. It’s intended to show more of my versatility side with music and not just one sound, like what my supporters were getting used to. As an artist, I don’t necessarily want to be tied to one genre.
What songs mean the most to you and why?
“Real Gone Relate,” it explained a little background of what’s been going on with my life and how it’s influencing/shaping the person I’m becoming. “Up and Coming,” because It basically describes my journey as an artist through my pony of view. From what I’ve been through grinding to make a name for myself. “Good Vibe,” it’s simply good energy and gives positive vibes. Makes you want to move and get active, or hit the beach or dance floor.
What is it you want fans to get from your story?
I want my fans/supporters to get support/motivation, good vibes, energy, and positivity out of my music.
3 things you need in the studio?
I need my weed (exotic only), Aloe Vera Juice, Natural Spring Water, Fronto.
Goals yourself as an artist at this point of your career?
Shooting more visuals, networking with the right people and engaging more with my supporters, being more consistent, working With more artists.