HCM Interviews Rapper Gulie Barz

HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Gulie Barz. Well I’ve always been a fan of metaphors and punchlines. So as a young wanna be rapper seeing how other artists said things and made crowds go crazy. That inspired me to focus more on what I was saying. So as I perfected my craft I realized I had that same gift to say things to make people go crazy.

Fast forward to a few years back people would listen to me rap and would say dude you got bars. My Name was already Gulie so after hearing I had bars so much, I added the Barz. Its been “Gulie Barz” ever since.

HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursuit a career in music?
Gulie Barz. I’ve had a passion for music my entire life. I used to play snare drum for Kennedy Senior High, the best Band in New Orleans. I used to freestyle in school, but never took it seriously – just a hobby, although I really loved it. To be honest, after seeing these New Rappers today who have been getting signed, I used to listen to them and say I would kill him on the track. Then the mumble rap did it for me.

Rappers are not even making sense anymore, just making noise. So I told myself I don’t want to waste this skill that so many people or making a mockery of. I didn’t want to look back and say I should have tried and regretted it. So I jumped out there and here I am today, Gulie Barz “Tha BarBarian”.

HCM. On your upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Gulie Barz. “1st & Goal” is the album I’m currently working on. The concept behind this goes back to me not wanting to waste my talent. Then looking back saying, “I should have tried and lived with regrets.” Metaphorically speaking 1st & Goal is when a football team is about to score a Touchdown! That is exactly how I feel with this album.

HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Gulie Barz. My biggest challenges was performing and living up to the standards I created. I’m my biggest critic! So I work so hard to wow myself and be perfect. It forces me to take longer during the creative process.

HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Gulie Barz. Sell a platinum album, Make 3 hit records, have my music played on the radio nationwide, and do some fire features for major and unsigned artists to either help them grow or to make the song a hit record.

HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Gulie Barz. Erica Williams, John Martinez, Roc.d 7623, Lucky d33 Bipolar and Marvin Jones.

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Author: Mr. Hood Critic

Hood Critic Magazine was founded by Holland D. Witherspoon in Bossier City, Louisiana 2013. HOOD CRITIC MAGAZINE was created to cover up and coming unsigned independent artist.