Hailing from Philadelphia rapper and boxer VELOCITY of Philadelphia is headed in the right direction. The young artist is making big moves and not letting anything stop him. As he continues to record, perform , and build his brand iRunPhilly he is determined to win the belt and earn the title of a champion. Although Velocity is working hard in the studio and his brand i Run Philly he made some time to answer a few questions for The Mogul Minute . Check it out below.
1)The Mogul Girl : Growing up who were your favorite artist?
Velocity : DMX, Jay Z , and Bone Thugs -N- Harmony.
2.)The Mogul Girl : Is there anything special that inspires you?
Velocity : The struggle , my life, and mistakes I've made. I learned a lot of lessons and I'm grateful for them.
3) The Mogul Girl : How has Philadelphia motivated you?
Velocity : it Has motivated me in a lot of ways . I've dealt with the good and bad but it taught me survival. I learned to adapt to my environment . Philly taught me to have tough skin, be self motivated, don't depend on anyone and appreciate everything.
4) The Mogul Girl : What are you working on at the moment ?
Velocity : My mixtape "Persistance " is dropping very soon on all hip hop sites. I'm shooting 3 new videos. Frenchie BSM of BrickSquad and I are working on a situation (possibly me signing) . There's also the celebrity boxing match on July 25 in Atlantic City 40 Glocc vs Jack Thriller. Frenchie is set to walk me out to the ring for my performance. I have more interviews, my documentary "From Nothing to Something" is coming soon, and continuing to brand my own label iRunPhilly Records . I'm just blessed to keep working and stay locked in the studio.
5) The Mogul Girl: If you could perform anywhere in the world , where would it be and why?
Velocity : Powerhouse of course! It's my hometown ! I say i Run Philly right its only right.
6)The Mogul Girl : What's your message to the youth ?
Velocity : Stay in school ! Knowledge is power and power is key!
7) The Mogul Girl : What lesson have you learned as a child/teen that molded your future?
Velocity : In 5th grade at my elementary school talent show . It was my first huge event. It was packed my whole school was there including my mom & dad. I killed it, everyone was supportive and proud that feeling meant the world to me I had to keep going.
8) The Mogul Girl : How did you come up with the name Velocity ?
Velocity : When I was 11 my uncle signed his son and I up for boxing. After months of training my trainer let me spar one day. I had a vicious jab . All he kept saying was "You swing so fast that's it Velocity everything about you, your speed , accuracy etc". It stuck with me as I grew.
9) The Mogul Girl : Violence is not only affecting Philadelphia but cities all over the world. How do you think that can be changed ?
Velocity : It starts with ourselves first. We need to appreciate and understand the importance of life. Its sad out here how frequently we lose a loved one. We need to stick together.
10) The Mogul Girl : Is there anything you want the world to know about you?
Velocity : My time is coming . I'm so passionate about my projects and my life story that's coming . I get to elevate my craft . Visit my website www.irunphilly215.com. Request and buy my new single "Real" on Google Play & iTunes. Thanks a lot everyone for your constant support and help.
To see more from Velocity follow him on
Twitter : @KingVelocity
Facebook : Velocity iRunPhilly