Leviticuss is a hip-hop/rap artist that grew up in a small country town named Tampico, and is now located in Selah, Washington. He is known for his deeply expressive lyrical content and conscious storytelling that he draws on from his own emotions and life experiences. Leviticuss has the ability to draw vivid pictures with unique wordplay and flow all the while shedding light on topics like anxiety and depression.
Check out what Leviticuss is all about in his music video for his song “Bad News (Ft. Durand)”
What got you into music?
I took a radio broadcasting class for extra credit during Junior High School, which landed me in a recording studio having to write and record jingles everyday. I eventually started writing raps and recording them to beats instead. When I shared my projects with others, I would get great feedback and people wanted CD's of them, so I stopped making jingles and focused solely on writing and recording songs in the studio ever since.
What is your favorite part about being an artist or band? Songwriting, performing, recording, etc.? Tell us why.
Being able to express my feelings or thoughts in detail in such a cool manner. Also being able to impress, impact and influence people just with my poetry is just as cool as having a powerful magic wand.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
It's like being in a live audition. You can have your song memorized 100x over but the second you step up to the all hearing microphone, is like stepping out on stage with hundreds of silent spectators waiting to hear what you have to offer, knowing that they can sniff out any nervousness just like the mic can and WILL pick up the nervous trembling sound in your voice if you are not %100 comfortable and confident in your delivery
As an artist or musician, are there any obstacles you have had to overcome or obstacles that you are facing right now in your career?
Having anxiety and being socially awkward sometimes is an obstacle for me as an artist. Especially when I am on stage and the instrumentals haven't started yet and it's dead silent. So instead of dead air, I just start saying something spontaneous which usually turns out to be embarrassing when I watch the performance the next day.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
Even though I don't listen to his music anymore, I admire Tech N9ne for being an underground artist that has reached so many people on a professional level. He is one of the very few artists that has influenced the world without going mainstream and that takes more work than most people realize. He has so many songs that all sound well put together and his writing abilities and very advanced and catchy.
If you could be granted one wish, right now, as an artist, what would you ask for?
I wish that my influence would increase in a positive manner towards more people around the world.
What is on the horizon in the next year for you?
Becoming more consistent in performing live shows and building my email list to be able to make more sales in music and merch. Also distributing more music without losing any quality or substance.
To date, what do you think your best song is? Can you describe the song for us and what makes it great?
My best song yet is called "Better me". It is very introspective, looking inward, deeply examining my thoughts and feelings about searching for a "Better me" and the obsticles I face doing so. What makes it stand out from the rest of my songs is the flow pattern and the advanced rhyme scheme I use.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
My music is available on all sale and streaming services