People who think outside the box always create new things. Cause they don’t stay within the
boundary. And an artist who doesn’t want to be within the boundaries of genre creates a new
genre of his own and like them, we are going to learn about a rising star BLACK GUM who
thinks music has no boundary and he always thinks outside the box. We have taken a short
interview with him about his life and journey in the music industry. Stay with us to learn about a
● What are your legal name and your artist name?
-I am BLACK GUM.
● Where are you from and where are you currently based?
-I was born in Mena, Arkansas. I am still in the 479 for the moment.
● What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
-All of it. Music is a whole language in itself in my mind, when I make music it’s a
way for me to really speak what I can’t express. The tempo, the melodies, the
bass, the pattern for the high hats, the vocals; each aspect is saying a phrase of
its own and translating the soul.
● Are there any musicians who inspire you? What qualities do you admire about
-XXXTENTACION by far had the biggest impact on my life. I remember the
summer I finished high school I discovered his music and I just thought it was
some hard shit until I started learning more about him. He was a lot like me, and
I’m sure a lot of people say that. I mean in the sense of feeling almost above
human. Before I could even remember I’ve felt like some kind of oracle like I was
destined to do a lot for this world.
● Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?
-I love art in general really.
●Describe your creative process when you write new music.
-It literally just flows out, it’s more of a mental process and release than sitting
down planning a song out.
● Which qualities do you think to make a musician great?
-I think it’s Energy, passion, and truth.
● Have you ever participated in any music competitions? Did you win any prizes?
-I have not performed yet
● What is your most recent song?
-I just released a SoundCloud exclusive “bitches” Listen to bitches
(prod.sogimura) by BLACK GUM on SoundCloud
● Do you have any weaknesses that you’re actively working to improve on?
-Time management, I can’t ever stay on track and I’ll start a bunch of songs
instead of just finishing one.
● Who would you most like to collaborate with?
-If I could do a video with Overcast I feel like we would pop off.
● What is one message you would give to your fans?
-Follow your fucking dreams, there are no excuses.
Thank you BLACK GUM for giving us the time to talk about yourself and for the fans. We wish
you a great journey ahead. And who thinks outside the box and has dedication always wins the
race to be on the top. Once again thank you BLACK GUM.