“Keep God first in your life. When we have God seated in the throne of our lives we always persevere and succeed. God wants you to live out the life he has given you. Be blessed.”
Check out the interview with B Poz of Thee Lordz Army exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
B Poz of Thee Lordz Army: I am really only just beginning this music experience. I’d say it roots back in my life to when I was just a young child. I didn’t discover hip hop or rap until I was about 13.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Keep God first in your life. When we have God seated in the throne of our lives we always persevere and succeed. God wants you to live out the life he has given you. Be blessed.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The money needed to promote, to travel, to buy new recording equipment. My family comes first to music. As long as they are clothed, fed, loved, and have shelter from the weather we consider spending money on my music.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way is to have solid music and representation. I don’t need a record label to box in my lyrics or tell me what to wear. None of Thee Lordz Army needs that. We are real ones out here making waves through the power of Jesus Christ. His will be done.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I live in Los Osos, CA. Out here rappers are 10:1, 10 being the pretenders and 1 being the real ones. There is a hip hop community among the real ones. We connect when it’s right, stay in our lanes when it’s right. Shout out to all of the Central Coast artists working to improve life with their lyrics.
As far as fans go, the fans that I do have I love. I am so underground that if you’ve heard of B Poz or Kali Make A Change you probably want to listen again because it’s all music of growth. The best way for us to grow is together. When you listen to my mixtapes Killuminati, Wordz of the Wind, and Perfectly Imperfect in that order, one can take away valuable understandings and wisdom from one who shares their personal points of view.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I hope to be opening for artists and working my music into radio mixes. This is a serious time in our life and the music I am making now sinks in like sun into skin. I pray about blessing people as long as you are blessed by my music. The lord will be working through me.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I started with church singing in choir. I also loved listening to Seal, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Santana. I grew into hip hop around 13 listening to NWA, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Dogg Pound, and DMX. These days I am inspired by people I see around me overcoming their setbacks. I look up to my elders, I look to them for encouragement and truth. I have no favorites. We are all blessed.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I don’t really like the radio music. I see these artists getting pushed into the direction the label wants to pursue. Lot of the same ole. I feel that this type of music is totally negative on society. Besides the paycheck for those artists to feed their families, the soul of the music is dark and misguides the youth who commit to lives with such qualities. I compare today’s music to reality. It’s all a bunch of fantasies of young men and women. Which in the long run affects us all and hurts our culture. We should be more aware of what direction we are headed.