Get to know St. Louis artist, Cam Duce

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Q) Where are you from?

St. Louis Missouri

Q) When did you start making music – and what or who were your early influences?

I started rapping in middle school just for fun on the bus and high school at the lunch table. You know we would bang on the windows on the bus or on the lunch table but I started to release music about five or six years ago. My early influences were Wayne of course and Biggie, Drake, Kendrick, Future and JayZ

Q) What skills do you think artists need to be successful?

You have to be hardworking, focused and fearless. If you really want to separate yourself and have longevity in the music game, you have to be willing to make sacrifices in order to perfect your craft and stand out from other talented artists along with managing your emotions through the ups and downs. You can’t be afraid to be a lil different either.

Q) How do you stay up to date with the latest music trends?

Social media, my homeboys and my younger siblings and cousins.

Q) When performing, what techniques do you use to engage the audience?

I don’t rap over my verses. I use a performance track and then I use a lot of eye contact, and I move around the stage as much as possible and just provide a lot of energy and confidence on stage. I rehearse too.

Q) What would you say is the most rewarding part of being an artist?

Creating something that I love and can share it with people that end up loving it and relating to it too.

Q) How did you spend your lockdown/pandemic time? What did you accomplish before the entertainment world began to open up again?

I wrote a lot of freestyles I dropped a single dropped a music video and I also just studied the music business and how to grow as an independent artist

Q) What makes you different from other artists?

I’m not trying to follow trends or be the biggest gangsta, I’m comfortable in my own skin telling my own story and finding my own sound while still being relatable and keeping up with the times.

Q) Who is your dream collab? Dead or alive.

That’s tough. I would say between Wayne or Drake for rap but I would collab with Beyoncé or Rihanna and switch it up, man that’s tough.

Q) What is your biggest accomplishment musically?

My biggest accomplishment is yet to come honestly but you know I’ve gotten over 20,000 views on my YouTube. I’ve gotten thousands of organic views on my freestyles and it just feels good to know people repost leave comments and want more.

Q) Last question, when not making music, where can we find you?

You can catch me working, in the gym, buying clothes or somewhere eating a good ass burger, not talking fast food.

Follow Cam Duce on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/CAMDUCE_/