Sharkk Wit 2k’s (Jerold Buchanan)
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What got you into making music?
So when I was like 5 or 6 my pops used to have a keyboard he messed around with. He would sing his heart out and the whole neighborhood would hear. So one day he started actually making hip hop “Sounds” like basically beats and I would just bop to em as we would say nowadays.
What has been your best experience musically so far?
My best experience would have to be like being in the studio because when you’re in there it’s a whole other feeling. When you’re dealing with the engineer and they are kinda coaching you in a way and you just learn more and more about making music.
Tell us about being a rapper in your city?
Being a rapper in my city is a little difficult I won’t lie. It’s hard to get the people around me to try and get down with my music and actually listen. Even if my music isn’t the best out there like it’s hard to get help pushing my sounds.
What are some wild stories you have experienced?
Man when I was 11 years old I was hit by a car while I was on a bicycle, crazy thing is, only thing that happened was I got a sprained ankle thank god. I remember when I was 15 and I went outside in a ditch to burn a pizza box, so I burned the box and at my friend’s house they keep calling my name to finish the game we were playing. 10 or 15 minutes later I walk out the back door and the woods were all flamed up and my heart dropped, so I ran back inside to tell my homies and they thought I was kidding so I ran back out with water trying to start putting it out. 5 minutes later all my homies run out like “ohh sh*t the woods on fire” lol and we all just put it out because we didn’t want no parents to find out.
What current projects do you have available?
Available projects to release is not quite ready, I have multiple songs but not all finished yet. I tend to get writers block a lot.
What shows have you done recently?
I haven’t done any shows due to this pandemic that was brought upon the world. That’s why Im trying to use all my social media resources.
What makes you stand out as an artist?
A lot of rappers say they are original, and I don’t judge, a lot of them just sound the same talking bout the same thing. ME, I just spit the truth about life and how to live it. I try to give advice through the music. I feel like that’s why a lotta folks don’t “hear” me
What upcoming BIG moves would you like to share?
I am currently working with a DJ in California by the name of Dj V.I.P. I’d like to give big shouts out to him for giving me an opportunity to work with him. We got this dj pack in movement.
Where can people find your music?
The world can find my music on ALL platforms such as Apple music, Spotify, Tidal, Youtube, Youtube music, umm I have one song on TikTok if any wanna make a video. But pretty much everywhere music is sold and streamed Im out there.
What’s your social media handles?
You can find me on Instagram @sharkk wit 2ks, you can find me on twitter @sharkkbate, my facebook is Jerold Buchanan, hell add me on snapchat it be boomin’ @datboyy64
Anything else you would like to tell us about yourself as an artist?
As far as this music goes… I have no other intentions but to make my career take off and be one of the greats by any means! Im just a normal 23 year old tryna make it out for his family.