Emerging rap artist Lil Xxel talks musical highlights, collaborations, future plans and his latest release ‘LMK’

What inspired you to begin a career in music?

My family have always been involved in music. It wasn’t until I performed in my school’s talent show and got good feedback that I realized that I could possibly get into music.

What differs you and your sound from other upcoming artists in the music industry?

I tell my sad stories and add a happy vibe so that people who are feeling down can relate and feel better.

Your debut single ‘LMK’ is out now! Can you please describe the creative process and the inspiration behind the track?

The creative process stems from a relationship I was in back in high school. Long story short, I missed my ex at the time and put my feelings into the track. If you wanna know more about the creative in detail, I have a segment on the creative process on YouTube called “Simp Storytime”

Everyone experiences good days and bad days, as a musician, when you have a bad day, what motivates you to keep moving and look ahead to the future?

My bad days are the days where I have nothing to do. I feel stagnant when I’m doing nothing. So I really just look towards giving myself something to do to help me stay motivated.

In your own opinion, what is the most meaningful song you wrote? What makes you say that one?

My most meaningful song is LMK because it’s the one I put all my faith in and in return I got amazing feedback and love.

Throughout your musical career, have you experienced any ‘wow’ moments? Those moments that you stop to reflect and can’t believe you are where you are?

My first “wow” moment was being noticed in person and asked for a picture. It was like wow, people really know who I am because of my music.

What is the importance of the connections you make? How can you utilize them?

All connections I make are important because everyone can build off each other. Nothing can be as great alone than if there were collaboration.

What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

Follow your gut.

What does the foreseeable future hold for you as an artist?

More music, more hits, more smiles.

Anything else you would like to add?


‘LMK’ is available now via all major platforms.

Connect with Lil Xxel

Instagram | TikTok | Twitter | YouTube | iTunes

Credits: Photographer: Zach Harnish

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