THE MOGUL MINUTE
Have you ever been miles away from the beach yet you can still hear the ocean’s waves? You could feel the breeze? You could smell the fresh air ? And then all of sudden you become ecstatic because you’re getting closer and closer to a powerful, boundless destination. Finally you are face to face as you step into the abyss. Remember there’s no turning back once your submerged under the wave of Oshea.
Singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer “Oshea” of Douglasville, GA is currently causing big waves across the globe. His single “YOU” off of of his EP “YOU” (produced by XL Eagle) is one of the most colossal R&B songs of 2015. Oshea’s talent, artistry, brilliance, and finesse can not be denied. This young king is hungry, on his grind, and ready for the world to see him make it big time.
Oshea definitely has was it takes. His vocals and lyrics are straight fire no chaser , impassioned , true, and sincere. As a singer and rapper his versatility and ability to transition between the two on a track is so smooth and boss. Once you listen to just a few lines of any song or watch a couple seconds of his video you are instantly drawn in to his story. Its so easy to become addicted to his music and become so excited for what’s coming next. Its true things are only going to get brighter, better, and more mogul for Oshea.
Greatness is evident. His come up is strong! His music is exciting. He is a bold blessing to the world of music. His video “YOU” debut on VEVO on October 14, 2015 and it’s set to premiere on MTV soon. His diversity, uniqueness, drive is going to take him beyond his wildest dreams . He’s putting his heart and his all into his music . He grinds not only an artist but as a dancer, director, and producer. After listening to his music and watching his videos of course I had to reach out to him for an exclusive interview for The Mogul Minute. I had an awesome time interviewing him. He speaks with such peace and prosperity as he said on his song “Come Up” he also is very serious, honest, and humorous. You should definitely purchase his “YOU” EP on iTunes , you all know I purchased mine. Again Oshea is an amazing artist and I’m super excited for the great things that are on the horizon for him. Currently he is working on his upcoming mixtape “Oshean View” . So check out my interview with Oshea and make sure you get on board because his wave is extreme , you don’t want to miss it.
1.)The Mogul Girl : So it’s said that people with the name Oshea are drawn to the arts . What made you want to get into music?
Oshea : Well my middle name is “Oshea”. That’s my government middle name. I played basketball all the way up until 11th grade. I started rapping in 8th grade and I started singing in 11th grade. What made me do music is I played football with this one boy when I was in 8th grade. He told me “I got a studio at my house come over” . I’ll never forget it. I went to his house and heard my voice come back through the speaker and I just fell in love with music right there. I never had plans on making it I just was a fan of music. After that day I was like this is something I have to do. Its just a different feeling that came over me.
2.) The Mogul Girl : What’s you favorite place to eat in Douglasville,GA and what’s your favorite thing to eat there?
Oshea : American Deli and Applebees . At American Deli I get the same thing every time. Now when I walk in they don’t even ask for my order. They just go head and ring it up. I get the 5 piece Teriyaki with the lemon pepper mix, you know. Then you sprinkle that lemon pepper on the fries with the sweet tea lemonade . Best meal ever. At Applebees I get the won-ton tacos with a basket of fries.
3.) The Mogul Girl : So tell me how your “YOU” EP came along?
Oshea : I was doing a lot of R&B before that. So me an XL Eagle, I grew up with him. He’s the one that produced the whole EP. He lives right next door to me. We started making music around the same time. Before that I was doing a lot of R&B stuff and I wanted to switch up my sound . The title came from me just finding me. With me just finding me I felt like it was something everybody else could relate to. So I named it “YOU” like its for you and it’s me talking to myself like it’s for you. With that EP I started singing on more hip hop type beats. I still have some more R&B stuff on there. Not hip hop but it’s more open. I remember talking to XL like “Bruh I need some more beats that’s open where I can do either or on it. Where I can sing or rap”. The first one we made was “YOU”. That song still surprises me till this day. It’s on Pandora. It’s everywhere. I did not expect that song. I knew he was making the beat though because I was right beside him. I knew I just wasn’t going to put just anything on that beat because the beat was already crazy. So I was like I gotta do something strong. So at the time I was in a relationship so I’m like what would the perfect dude say to his girl . So I put everything in it. The one part when I said “When them 9-5 ain’t do, you the only one that came through” . That was true! I was basically showing how she just so supportive and loyal for me. You know! I just put it in a song and it caught everybody. That’s crazy!
4.) The Mogul Girl : I can’t play ball like that. I shoot a couple 3’s at Dave & Busters at the arcade? If you could play basketball with anybody in the league who would it be and why?
Oshea: It would have to be Kobe. I studied his game since he came in the league from high school. I thought I was going to make it in basketball but my coach didn’t let me make my senior year and I guess its happened for a reason. I studied Kobe Bryant until he came in the league. I would play him not now to learn stuff but just to say I did it. If I was still playing basketball I would play him one on one just to get that legendary advice from him and just to see how I could better my game. Since I’m being Kobe in the music industry now I’d just do it for fun.
5.)The Mogul Girl : So you dance. If you could be in any music video or dance movie from the past what would it be in why?
Oshea: Ooohlll! can I pick two. ? I would be in one of the ‘Step Up” movies and “You Got Served” .Matter fact yeah because Omarion was one of music idols. Chris Brown and Omarion. So I would definitely be in “You Got Served” . Music video ? I would have been one of the dudes in the “Yo” (Excuse Me Miss Video).
4.) The Mogul Girl : What’s your all time favorite songs?
Oshea : I just said this yesterday. That’s hard because I’m very inconsistent. So I find new favorite songs all the time. If I had to pick it would be a song by Chris Brown called “Thank You”. In that song he’s talking bout how he came from nothing , how he’s thanking God, he’s thanking his parents, he’s thanking his fans. When I first heard that song it speaks volumes to me because a lot of people make it and forget where they come from , they forget their journey . With him making that song its shows the realness. He really appreciate it. So I would have to say that’s my favorite song because of the message.
5.) The Mogul Girl : What motivates you to keep going?
Oshea: When people hit me up like man I heard your song. The other day this girl commented on a picture on my Instagram like I heard your song diamond. The song is about girls with self confidence issues and what I’m saying in the song is I believe in you when I you don’t have faith in yourself. The hook is “You’re a diamond, I can see you shining”. To answer the question in a whole, basically when I inspire them and they reach out to me to tell me how much I helped them that motivates me to keep going. I don’t just put just stuff in my music like I’m stunting on the 20’s my car cost more than yours. All my music is about real stuff. So when they hit me back saying thank you , that’s my biggest motivation.
6.) The Mogul Girl : I know your “YOU” video is premiering on MTV soon? How are you going to feel when it actually premiers and everyone is watching it in their living room or the MTV APP?
Oshea: I can only imaging how I’m gonna feel. When I see it on TV first thing I’m going to do is pull out my phone, start recording, and I’m sending it everywhere. I know I’m gone be super happy because out here where I live at in Douglasville its nothing out here but trees and grass, that’s it. it’s no city. Well over by the mall, it’s a couple buildings and restaurants. Its not big out here. So for me to be on a mainstream TV station like that, I’d be ecstatic . I’d be not in disbelief but so happy like I really did it. For everyone around me to see I did it, it would just make me feel great.
7.) The Mogul Girl : Now speaking of the girls they’re showing you crazy love on Twitter and Instagram. How does that feel now?
Oshea: Well I remember when I first started stuff that’s what I was going for. That was my goal. I wanted to get the girls, I wanted everybody to see. Now that I’m making this music that’s really speaking volumes. I just look at it like they’re receiving it well. That they’re appreciating it. I don’t really know it’s cool. I guess.
8.) The Mogul Girl : Tell me about your upcoming mixtape?
Oshea : Ahhh Man! Well it’s called “Ocean View” . It’s 75% done and the songs on there are crazy. The mixtape I just released called “I Found Life This Summer” that was just basically about everything I was going through in the summer time. I t was just like one of the greatest summers. I found myself and I started making my own type of music. With this mixtape it’s kind of the same stuff .I’m talking about where I’m from , I’m talking about love and I’m giving a few real life stories on there. It’s really good to inspire people. The way I put this stuff together is great. Actually after we finish up I’m going to Atlanta to go to Atlantic Records Studios and write a couple records. I’m going to play them my mixtape . I know they’re going to receive it extremely well.
9.) The Mogul Girl : So, because I’m the Mogul Girl and I’m talking to you live out of Philly but The Mogul Minute of course is world wide? Is there anything you want The Mogul Minute readers and the world to know about Oshea?
Oshea : That’s a tough question. I don’t want to say the wrong answer because that’s a great question. A lot of stuff I use to write about I get a lot of inspiration off of movies. I love love movies. I love the kind of movies where they show their come up. Stuff like “8 Mile” . That’s one of my goals. When I finally get in the position to make some decisions I want to show how it was coming up in Douglasville. Not a documentary but something just like “8 Mile”.
Again interviewing Oshea was awesome! His passion is inspiring. I love his music! His “YOU” EP is definitely one of my favorites now including his song "Blessing" and his "I Found Life This Summer” mixtape . I can’t wait for “YOU” to premiere on MTV! I wish Oshea tons and tons of happiness, blessings, and success!
Huge S/o to Oshea and his manager Brillion Williams
Purchase “YOU” EP
“I Found Life This Summer” Mixtape
"YOU" OFFICIAL VIDEO