Interview with AWillThaGreat on new track ‘Goin’ Up’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Another day, another Dissection. Today we have Milwaukee native AWillThaGreat with us talking about Goin’ Up, one of my favorite tracks of the week. I have no doubt my readers will enjoy the song and his answers. On a side note AWill is such a nice and humble guy and I really enjoyed our emails back and forth.

Hey AWill. Thanks for speaking with us!

Thank you for the chance to speak with you guys!

What was the writing process on Goin’ Up? Did you hear the beat or write the lyrics first?

For Goin’ Up specifically, I heard the beat and immediately started writing the first words that came to my head. It was one of those songs I didn’t want to spend too much time focused on overthinking the lyrics, so I made sure it was as natural as possible. It was too good to pass on. For other songs, I’ll usually take time and really think about what I’m saying.

You got HAM lyrically on this one. Did the beat by Millz Douglas effect this in any way?

Yes, most definitely! This is one of those beats I heard and dropped everything and opened my notes app and started firing away! There are some songs where the beat moves the song or the lyrics move the song and this is a good blend of both.

You and Millz definitely make magic together. Will you continue to work with him?

I would love to continue working with him. He provided some more sounds for my upcoming project that I’m working on. Millz Douglas is a talented dude and you can hear that in the music.

One of the reasons I loved this track so much was because you flowed so continuously. You barely took a breath. Is that something you’ll continue to do?

The funny thing about that is I wouldn’t consider myself someone who naturally raps that way.  But I don’t mind trying new things or new techniques if it sounds good. So you can definitely bet that I have other songs where my flow is much different from what I consider my norm.

You submitted ‘Goin Up’ to flowsfordays a few days ago. Have you been shopping it to other blogs? What has the response been like so far?

I have sent the song out to a couple other local blogs that always show love and other sites that I’ll find the emails for, just trying to get it out there for as many people to hear it as possible. Almost everyone who’s heard it and reached out to me (friends, family, bloggers, etc) have had positive things to say about it and really enjoy the song.

Let’s talk a little bit about the artwork to Goin’ Up. Who created it? Did you have a vision for what you wanted it to look like?

The art work is always the hardest part for me because I usually have 3 or 4 different ideas that I would love to use. For this song, I found a picture that resembled what the song was all about it, growth, going up, getting bigger. What better visual to symbolize that than standing on top of a skyscraper.

What can we expect from you in the next month or so? 

You can expect more music. I want to start releasing music a bit more consistently as I’m leading up to the release of my next project “Do It Yourself” which I hope to drop soon.

Any last thoughts, shout outs, or words of wisdom? 

Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who heard Goin Up and/or any other of my music and also flowsfordays for showing love!