We’re dropping an interview with Dreamville’s EliteThatsMe today at
5PM. The Byram, CT emcee/producer just dropped his Level Up mixtape, and he also co-produced four songs on J. Cole’s Born Sinner, including
the Gold-selling “Crooked Smile”. We’ll be sharing quotes from the interview all afternoon.
Here’s a sneak peek.
Elite: I’ll come up with an idea for a video or a song or a concept, and a month later, another huge artist like a Pharrell or a Kanye will come out with the same exact thing that I was thinking of.
And I used to always be like, “Damn, what’s going on? How is this happening?” I started to realize that we’re all tapped into the same energies. We’re all pulling from the same places, and I believe it’s from the other side. It’s wide open for anybody to tap into, and these ideas are not necessarily all coming from you; it’s a collective thing.
When you start to realize that, you have to have humbleness and realize that you’re just a messenger, and all these ideas and creativity are just flowing through you. We’re getting kinda deep right now [laughs].
But that’s what I believe. I believe you have to accept that you’re just an instrument, and you’re not the man behind everything, you know what I mean? Once you can start to do that, then you can get out of the way and really let things flow, and that’s when stuff starts to get real special.
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