The DMV Daily Interviews: Ego 0ffs

As a lifelong lyricist Ego 0ffs music is rooted in all things black. Ego 0ffs DMV roots mixed with his New Jersey Ego’s style is a unique blend of spoken word, golden era lyricism, and real-life perspective. After listening to his latest single and EP, I can best describe Ego 0ffs as unique. authentic, and energetic. His flow is out of the world and his mind moves as quick as the pen. Check out our exclusive Q & A down below.

Q: Can you tell us about your latest project and talk about the inspiration and meaning behind it?

Ego 0ffs: The definition of a Fail-Safe mechanism is a feature that protects from a possible source of failure. This project is a look inside a heart with little to no options left. Fail-Safe is more attitude than an album, a feeling of relentlessness and determination.

Q: Think about someone or something that may have inspired you to make music. Who was or what was it?

Ego 0ffs: With the title of the 1st album being Love and Politrix (also available on iTunes) social injustice and racism continue to be a driving force and inspiration in my music.

Q: What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next 5 to 10 years?

Ego 0ffs: TOURING, spreading the music as far and wide as possible. Accomplishments come after work.

Q: How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Ego 0ffs: Nostalgic and relentless. You’ll most likely hear one of these songs in a fast and furious movie someday lol.

Q: What is your creative process like?

Ego 0ffs: Live it, interpret it, and write it, all over a good drink and a ‘J’

Q: Take us on a journey back to the first song you have ever written. How was that experience?

Ego 0ffs: The 1st song I ever wrote was called “alive”. After a near-death experience in a car accident, I had an increased appreciation for being above and healthy.  It was my answer to a call for purpose.

Q: Tell us about the new single? 

Ego 0ffs:Cuzn of Death” is an ode to persistence and dedication. For those who have realized the importance of never giving up. 

Q: What challenges have you encounter since being a music artist and how have you overcome them? 

Ego 0ffs: The entire industry portion of the music is a challenge lol.  Finding and hitting your market, but consistency is key.  Find those listeners who like it and love it, vibe with you,  no one else matters.

Q: Which qualities do you think to make a great musician?

Ego 0ffs: Communication, observation, translation, empathy, ironically all the things that it takes to be a good human lol

Q: Describe your favorite and least favorite part about being a musician. 

Ego 0ffs: Music is subjective, people will hate it for ridiculous reasons and love it for the same ridiculous reasons. 

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given? 

Ego 0ffs: Never give up and be willing to evolve. 

Q: What’s next for you?

Ego 0ffs: The EP dropping, I am featured on a producer’s album that will drop next month and We’ll see when outside officially opens back up but hopefully it’s touring and promoting this album.

Be sure to follow Ego 0ffs on Instagram @ego.0ff. All of the music is available on all digital streaming platforms Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, iHeart Radio, and Soundcloud.

 

Take a listen to Ego 0ffs latest single “Cuzn of Death” and let us know what you think.

 

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