Do you ever reminisce about that special person you thought was going to be with you forever, how do you feel when you think about that person? Does it bring back good memories or bad memories, how does it make you feel, these are the feelings that oozes out of Reminiscin’, the latest track from the camp of Ozzient.
He produced “Reminiscin”, and invited talented rappers to further bring out the theme of the song, and just as expected they delivered. But the centre of
Ozzient grew up in a musical home full of creatives and this has really helped in shaping his musical ear. During his childhood he was taught how to play the Güira, it is a percussion instrument from the Dominican Republic used as a percussion instrument, it is made of a metal sheet and played with a stiff brush.
But later along the line, he started to play the piano which was self-taught, although his mother plays the guitar, that wasn’t where his interest was. In a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, Ozzient shed more light on his upbringing and also touched on his musical journey and some of the challenges.
Listen to Reminiscin below
What is your stage name?
My stage name is Ozzient
Is there a story behind your stage name?
The story behind my stage name is that my friends in highschool used to call me Ozzie. I decided to add the “nt” at the end cause I feel like it adds a nice ring to it and also “ent” is kinda short for the word entertainment.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration everywhere I go.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
As a young kid I used to play the Güira (still do from time to time), I play the piano & I also beatbox as well.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
I’m from a musically talented family, my brother taught me how to play the Güira, I always had an interest in playing the piano, & my mom loves to play the guitar.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
The person who inspired me to be part of the music industry has always been my brother that knows how to dance, sing, and play the güira because he’s very versatile and always told me to never give up.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I learned to play the piano by ear, and by looking at YouTube videos. My brother taught me how to play the güira. And beatboxing just naturally came to me.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
The first concert I went to was FLOSSTRADAMUS & Dillon Francis.
How could you describe your music?
The best way I can describe my music would be versatile, I like blending and mixing different elements of genres together.
Describe your creative process.
My creative process is to start off with the melody, then the chords, followed by the drums. I usually always start off with making the hook. Chorus first then work my way into making the verses of the tracks.
What is your main inspiration?
My main inspirations are Eminem, DJ Khaled, Calvin Harris, & Mike Will Made-It. As to why is because I’d love to not only give back to my parents but also be able to be free and not worry about the money situation and of course I just love listening and making music in general.
What musician do you admire most and why?
The musician I admire most is Eminem because his music is always different as well as his flows, cadance, and delivery. He delves into different styles of music.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
I’d say that my style has evolved from the beginning.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I don’t see anyone has my competitors, we’re all striving musicians, content creators and I think we should all be helping and supporting each other, that’s how we grow as a community. “Team work makes the dream work.”
What are your interests outside of music?
My interests outside music consists of making graphic designs, playing video games, playing soccer, baseball & watching movies.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I honestly wouldn’t know what I would be doing if it wasn’t music. Music has always been my passion.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
The biggest problem I have encountered in the journey of music has been keeping up with promotion, networking, marketing, advertising & making more versatile types of content. It’s a learning process and I love it cause it build character as well as your own portfolio.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
If I could change one thing in the music industry I think it would be the lack of support that comes from other artists & the biases that come from the music industry itself.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
The reason why I chose this as the title of this project is because this song talks about reminiscing about that special someone, who you taught would be the one.
What are your plans for the coming months?
My plans for the coming months are to continue putting out content that I enjoy and hope that people also enjoy it.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
My artistic collaboration plans are to help smaller artists get a bigger spotlight as well as also getting their visions brought to life and heard by others.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
The message that I would like to give to my fans would be to never give up on your dreams, stay true to yourself and keep working hard at it. Thank you for being supportive and for always being there!!