Good Vibes Only
Today we had the chance to listen to Keith Shariff’s anticipated album titled, “Good Vibes Only”. The album is dope and features amazing artists such as Anaya Daffe, Loudpaxk, Climaxx, and more. This album showcases Keith Shariff’s writing skills and introduces the world to Tailored Suits Entertainment. The album has its own sound and niche. The project will be available on August 8th, on all major music platforms, and his website keithshariff.com will launch the same day. His website will also feature new merchandise and other announcements. Be sure to lock in and stay in tune.
In my words, Keith Shariff is not only a writer but a lyricist and a great performer. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this brother for quite some time now, and I must say he is one of the most lyrical artists that I personally know. Besides the new music, today we are going to look into the mind behind the music and see what’s been up with Keith Shariff and what he has coming up in the near future.
(peace good brother, I appreciate you coming through, Are you ready to start this interview?)
What first got you into music?
For as long as I remember music has been my life. I use to wake up, grab headphones, and zone out. I would do the same at night. My sister is a singer and I always admired her voice, I can’t sing lol, so I used to focus on writing. Growing up in Far Rock NY I use to idolize the lyricists and artists that had a passion on their own and I gravitated to it and eventually began my own path.
Who inspired you to make music?
My sister. As I said, she was a singer I was also inspired by artists that drew pictures in their lyrics like Jadakiss, Luke Fiasco, Joe Budden, Fab, Hov, Nas.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
More so now, my sound is more of a trap soul vibe but with witty lyrics behind it, concepts, and punchlines. It’s pretty unique I think.
What is your creative process like?
I write daily. Usually, I go through beats and the concept comes to mind. I don’t have much time to write so I usually start with a cadence of the direction of the song and voice record it and come up with a few words and chorus. Then when I can write I fill in the blanks.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I really look close at the writers. My ideal collaboration would be Eric Bellinger. He is an instant hit creator, from a production and beat-making standpoint I would say Hitmaker for sure for the same reasons.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Any? Gotta go wit Hov and B. Giving that platform would be a huge opportunity.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Don’t ever give up and when you have a passion do it for yourself. There will be many things that come up and trends that come and go. But stay true to you and be your own inspiration.
What is the most useless talent you have?
If it’s useless is it really a talent? Lol. Fam idk.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
Yea. Usually my own or an artist I write for. Other than that I’m spitting some fab or Jada.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
I always had a passion for writing so maybe an author.
Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
I’ve performed pretty much the entire east coast. Don’t really have a least favorite because I feel any stage I’m giving the opp to show my talent and passion is a blessing, big or small. Now, COVID has me stuck at the moment but will be right back at it once things calm down.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
It made things way easier for the consumer. Now you have access to anything you want, whenever you want it, as fast as a click of a button. For the artists it made us become more creative and diverse because now anyone can be a rapper and post music, now you really have to stand out.
What is your favorite song to perform?
Addicted. That song means a lot to me. It’s available now on all streaming platforms by the way. Had to plug that!
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Again to bring this up but Eric Bellinger. He is extremely underrated and his pen is crazy but he doesn’t even look for that recognition he just looks to keep making great music and he gives his fans different opportunities as well.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Never give up.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
The extreme exploitation of sex to our young audience.
What’s next for you? Album dropping.
Working on a few writer’s projects and artist development. But overall my focus is to just keep creating.
(Dope I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity to interview you and really admire the growth in you and your music. May success, continue to find you, For real, what people don’t know is, we have known each other for years, since the supper club, Black Ties, and Brewery Days. and I gotta admit your one of the most energetic performers I know. Lyrically your dope, I don’t just say that to anyone. My Brovah from another salute to you and the family and the whole tailored suits family, bout bent business, breaking books ent, Bella V, Fab, Twig, Tiffany Takao, Dawn, Bub Getz, Brittany, Mrs Showtyme and the whole family. On behalf of scion919.com and shutdownseasonradio I wanna thank you again. Salute)
August 8th “Good Vibes Only” the new project from Keith Shariff will be available on all music platforms and be sure to check out the website keithshariff.com for merchandise and all the latest updates. Salute