10 Questions: Seru The Ellipses

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Who are you?

My Name is Seru The Ellipsis, I’m an artists, producer, composer and writer and I hail from VOSLOORUS #1475 in the East rand.

What are your earliest memories of music?

When I was a kid about 9 years old I used to hear my brother washing the car rapping along to lil Wayne’s music and that’s what made me fall in love with it all. The craftsmanship and lyricism made me fall in love and I’ve been rapping since.

My cousin, lemza plugged me to the greats at an early such as 50 cent, Jeezy, Jay z, Nas and alot of the others.

Who and what do you draw inspirations from?

I draw inspiration from everything to do with life because music is life in a sense, they’re all just stories with melodies and I see life that way as a long and beautiful song that’s where I find the passion to be as inspirational and emotive as I can with the music, tell stories and have people relate and have their thinking nerves stretches a bit and paint pictures for them.

Why Hip Hop and not another genre?

I feel I make the music I make cause alot of people don’t really wanna capture the listener anymore, they don’t wanna put in the work to make the listener actually love and feel what you’re saying.

Its about sipping lean and smoking weed, i do neither of those things so it’s really unrelatable for me. I want to make people feel things when they hear the music, whether you’re having a bad day I wanna have a bad day with you through my music so you aren’t alone, I want to empathise with my listeners so they know I know what they’re going through.

Sometimes we feel creative so we throw punches and bars in between so that we can bring the excitement and liveliness to the people, make them feel better and bring them into the light.

What should we expect from you in the near future?

You can expect a lot of not only Musical work but visual and stage work. I have an EP titled “The Escalators Must Be Broken” coming out in August or September, also working on a mixtape to be announced later.

I want to connect to people at all different levels, let them know who I am and how much I care about them and make them know we all in this together
Create a feel of empathy.

What separates you from the rest?

My ability to not only relate to the people but to empathise
I’d like to think I also have the ability to tell a story through my songsthat other artists dont have.

I try place the reader in the situation to feel their own emotions and think how they would have reacted or responded, make a scenario and have you right in the middle of it.

I also like putting punchlines metaphors and Word play in the lyrics to make people think a bit and tickle their funny bone, get them hyped up.

Do you have specific goals in mind?

– To get Vosloorus on a large scale map in the hip hop world

– to fill up vosloo stadium and the other stadiums in the hood as well

– to become one of the greatest Rappers to have ever done it internationally

– to help people get through their days knowing my music got them through it

Any artists you’d like to work with in the near future?

I’d really like to work with producers especially cause I listen to their beats and think “Damn I could have bodied that!!” on that would be @MashBeatz and @Wichi1080

Artists I’d really like to work with are @Rouge_Rapper and @KhuliChana
To name a few.

Any other interests outside of music?

Not many besides watching rugby, writing poetry, and hustling in general in support of the music.

Music over everything or do you believe in a backup plan?

It is safe to have a backup plan but it’s music over EVERYTHING!!! music is my first love it’s really all I know and I wouldn’t trade it for anything
Whatever backup plan be it school or anything has always taken second preference in my life towards music although I’ve never done bad academically I always allocate adequate time.

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