Interview with Coleo

Montreal based urban artist Coleo may still be at the beginning of his musical career, but he’s certainly making a good impression. Delivering a message of encouragement and motivation to anyone who wants to accomplish something in their life, Coleo feels like the type of role model you’d love your future kids to look up to. Coming from a Haitian family background whilst growing up in Canada, Coleo grew up listening to North American hip-hop and R&B music, and it’s safe to say that his music is diverse. Known for his melodic signature flows and playful lyricism, Coleo weaves through areas of rap and hip-hop unlike any other artist. 

To anyone new to your music, name 3 words that best describe your sound.

Melodic, passionate rapping

Do you prefer performing live or recording, and why?

I prefer performing live cause as much as I enjoy the process of creating a record, to me the feeling of connecting with a live audience while performing the music you created just cannot be matched. It’s often only until you get on stage that you can truly realize the impact that your music can have on people and that to me will always be priceless.

What’s the best advice you’d give to your younger self?

Don’t ever let anyone put any doubt in your head, go harder. People around you don’t necessarily have the same vision as you when it comes to what you’re trying to accomplish so you can’t expect them to always understand where you’re going with this. Therefore, don’t let them distort your vision with doubts, stay focused.

Give our listeners some music recommendations that we should check out!

In no particular order:
Zeina – Talk Luv
Zach Zoya – Feelings
Charlotte Cardin – Dirty Dirty
Hypes – Aside (feat. YNGR4RL)
Kris the $pirit & Kid Riz – Dat Shit New
Jessie Reyez – ROOF

What’s the music scene like where you are from?

There’s no big Hip-Hop artist coming out of Montreal yet (at least on the English side) so there’s not as much spotlight on the city than somewhere like New York, Atlanta or LA. However, the talent is definitely there and I think we’re at the point where it’s just about to explode and get its spot on the map. Call it the calm before the storm, I guess.

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