whats goin on music world. my name is Mario Rush aka ODrama Rush. I was born in cairo Illinois. I live in Clarksville Tennessee. I’ve been in the music world sense I was 15. I started off making beats and producing songs. I started rapping when I was 18 and I’ve done pretty good with my music. I take my craft very serious and I take responsibility for what I record. I look forward to doing big things with my music and im not going to stop until I reach my dream. https://youtu.be/rOFt278FO04
Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?
I was born and raised in cairo illinois! I really didn't have any plans on being a artist at first. A friend had some recording equipment he had for sale and bought it. I started off making beats at cairo high school but I didn't have anybody to record so I began rapping. My inspiration comes from my little brother Fetti Shades, he would freestyle alot and I mean alot! That's when I started getting into producing and recording to get his music to the world. Unfortunately he is currently serving a ten year sentence. I had to take music serious to have something for him when he comes home, so I dedicated my life to finding a way to make both of our dreams come true.
Exposed Vocals: Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?
First thing is to record record record record. If you don't have any material to present no one will take you serious. Every opportunity you get to perform go for it no second guess. Be prepared to travel and network with other local artist. You need to have all the social sights out there from old to new. Don't smoke at all if your planning on performing or you will pay for it. Performing is all about conditioning.
Exposed Vocals: Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?
Yes I've made many mistakes performing. Like running out of wind and forgetting my verses lol. I just keep going when I mess up my verse and try not to yell over the music to reserve my energy.
Exposed Vocals: Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?
I haven't been on tour yet so I don't have any story's about that.
Exposed Vocals: Any planned studio upgrades? What are you working with now?
I haven't been in the studio as of now. I've been promoting and working and my brand at this time. I do have 3 more mixtapes in rotation so no studio time right now.
Exposed Vocals: How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?
I like the old fashion way. Passing out CD but now days I use social media as a tool. I Google all the artist music sites and upload music to all if them.
Exposed Vocals: If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?
I want to perform in cairo Illinois with my little brother and my big cousin IYam. Why I say cairo is because the Ro has plenty of talent and I want to bring life the to music scene in cairo. All of my family does music some kinda way and they are from cairo to. I want to give something to my hometown.
Exposed Vocals: So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?
I have and mixtape I produced myself with my brother SauceSonJr called BeastMode. This mixtape has more energy and is for the club scene or the young crowd. I also have another mixtape coming out after BeastMode called Effort again with SauceSonJr. So I've been pretty busy. You can find my work on reverbnation.com/ODramaRush. Like share and comment.
Exposed Vocals: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
Working on my 401K lol.
Exposed Vocals: What should fans look forward to in the next year or so?
Be looking for my little brother Fetti Shades mixtape to be coming out in april.
Exposed Vocals: Any Shout-outs?
S/O to my family in cairo and Elgin Illinois, clarksville tn, and Paducah ky. S/O Drop Squad, RushBoy Ent, Beastlife Ent, PeepGame Ent, Class of 808, Drama Mob, Ill-nois and my CP3 family. It's to many to name. You know who you are. Thanks to all my supporters big or small we got a long way to go.