Interview W/ @Royale_Lez

Who is “Royale Lez (Muzik)?

The Humble Female MC.
What makes her different from other artists?
Royale Lez (Muzik) is just a Humble Spirit, Discovering My Musical Niche while trying to spread Love and Self Acceptance.
At what age did you start pursuing your music career?
I dabbled a bit all throughout my school days, (Elem, Mid, H.S., College), but I didn’t get Serious until my late 20’s.
Who are some of your influences?
The Isley Brothers, LeVert, P.E., BDP, Big Daddy Kane, Troop, R.Kelly, Hi-5, N.W.A., Tevin Campbell, Pebbles, BBD, Barry White, Too Short,  Surface, Anita Baker, Switch, LTD, Marvin Gaye, Player, C-Bo, The Beetles, Sir Elton John, Madonna, Janet, MC Lyte, The Geto Boys, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Lauryn Hill,  and many, many more wonderfully talented Male & Female artists/groups.
How do you record your music, like what puts you in the mood to write and record?
Vibes. I’m a Viber. And to me a Viber is someone who feels the music, not just someone who hears the instruments. I base my content off of how the melodies and baselines make me feel from the moment I hear it.
Why do you think it’s hard for female artists to make it in a male dominated industry?
Just like with Sports, some men/people think we don’t posses what it takes to join the leaugues, let alone survive in “their” world.  But Dope, Strong, Lyrically Talented Female Artists such as MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Lauryn Hill, Mia X, Lil Kim,  and many more have shown that they had & still have,  not only what it takes to join, but also survive. Some, if not ALL have dominated some aspects of the industry at some point in their careers.
How did you come across “Unsigned Female Artists” if you can remember?
We both follow a Dope Network, SVTV (Shout out to Studville TV) & I saw the UFA logo on a post that i liked,  so I clicked it, liked how the content and goal were geared towards the LGBTQ community, I followed, they followed back and we’ve been rocking ever since.
What/Who motivated you to start making music?
My Parents and a few family members. My Father (R.I.P.) was a DJ at a local oldies station (1290 WMVP) when I was growing up and my Mother listened to all kinds of music. Pops would give her records, real vinyl that she still has to this day. I mean everything from Anita Baker to The Whispers, as well as Foreigner to ZZ Top. I was surrounded by music on a regular basis. My Aunts would throw these Super Dope House Parties when I was a kid, surrounded by family and friends and they listened to all the gangsta rap, r&b and oldies you could think of.  A few of the songs I was familiar with because of my parents & my Big Brothers. Music, was music to my ears.  It slowly but surely became my first love. So I guess you could say late ’87, early ’88 was when I fell in love with R&B/Hip-Hop.
When should we be expecting some new music from you?
Soon. Very Soon. My focus right now is creating Dope, relatable visuals for what I have out now. But definitely be on the lookout for an EP from me sooner than later.
If you wouldn’t be making music, what else would you be doing?
Probably some sort of construction work or maybe even mentoring middle/high school children.
What’s an everyday motto that you go by? 
#BeBold, #BeGreat, #BeYOU!- RLM
What advice would you give other artists wanting to make music? 
Go for it and give it all you’ve got. It’s okay to take breaks, just NEVER give up. Not only with the musical aspect of your life, but with EVERY aspect of your life. What or Who is for you, will ALWAYS be for you. Speak your dreams, goals, desires and successes into existence at all times. The tongue and mind are the MOST POWERFUL tools any person can have. So make sure that you Utilize these God given gifts wisely.

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