Stephen Alexander, famously known as Steph Lamonte, is an American professional musical artist and songwriter from Queens, NY
Tell us a little about your business:
I am a rap artist out of Queens, NY who does it all. Not only do I write my own raps, I engineer my music and others as well. I taught myself how to mix and master through YouTube and self-exploration. I have a home studio where I record and edit. I also do photography/videography on the side. I come up with the vision for my music videos, produce them and edit/record it as well. I have performed for household names like Power 105.1, took my talents too many places in the U.S and Canada. The biggest thing about my business is the message that goes behind it. I’m really big on being intentional with each project I work on and making sure my audience leaves with a message they can ponder on.
What makes you different as a person and also what separates you from the rest of your peers in your industry?
I think one of the biggest things that makes me different is my music is driven by purpose. I make music with a message, I want people to learn something. I don’t curse in my music because I want people of all ages to enjoy it. I don’t limit myself to one genre, I am a rap artist and I sing on a lot of my songs too. I listen to all different types of music and grab inspiration based on my surroundings and life experiences. I like to connect with people on an individual level to fully understand them. I let life influence the music I create
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I see myself successful in my music career. I want to make a living off of my true love which is music. If I could inspire large groups of people with my words, that means my job is done. In five years I hope my music reaches many and I also make a profit off of it to support me and my family.
What legacy do you wish to leave behind?
I wish to leave a lasting legacy. I want my music to resonate with people of all age ranges for a lifetime. I don’t want to be an artist who is just around for 5–10 years with some hits. I want to have an impact through the work I do. Music is the main way I hope to accomplish this but not the only. I have many different programs I wish to be a part of once I make it. I want to open businesses and really connect with the youth. Music is my therapy and I want that for others as well. I hope to leave a legacy behind that my family and grandma can be proud of.
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