Jersey rapper Hefna380 talks music influences, modeling, & more in an exclusive interview with ELEVATOR
“I’m sorry, I’m misunderstood.”
Born in Brooklyn, New York, rapper Hefna380 is looking to break through this year. The upstart moved around for years before making music. He originally had dreams of being a basketball player, but that came to an end after fracturing his ankle. Earlier this year, he dropped “I Gotta Go!” which now has thousands of streams on Youtube and Soundcloud collectively. Check out our conversation below.
You recently dropped “I Gotta Go,” where were you at in life when you made that?
When I made “I Gotta Go,” I was primarily in the music stage trying to find my sound throwing different melodies on each line stressed out not knowing when I was gonna drop. I was thinking twice about many things but I managed to overcome and conquer. Here the song is today, completed and published at 50K streams.
I know you’re quite creative, will we get visuals for the single or onto the next song?
Yes. My music video is dropping before I leave my hometown New Jersey for Los Angeles, California. The release date is to be decided but definitely will be announced very soon. Visuals are a must if you can connect to the song very well then why not create a visual to connect more to my song than you already do!
What direction do you want to go with your music?
The direction I want to go with my music is higher streaming, worldwide streaming my goal is to keep dropping content the people want. I want Record Labels to start hearing my tracks, highly interested. I want my music to be spread worldwide. I really want to be known as a legend for my music. I want to take care of my family and make them proud.
What sets you apart from other artists who are popping off around this time?
What sets me apart from other artist is my sense of music the way my music is the way I feel is that I am my own trendsetter. I make music that no one else makes similar and that’s why I am so proud of myself because today you see people “stealing flows” or “biting” off the next rapper to get their numbers up. I feel I am very unique in my own way and plan on staying like that for a while.
Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
In the next few years, I want to see myself with many songs out I want to see myself on billboards making money for my music. I want my music heard all over the world I want to be a signed artist making money off my hard-earned streams that I put my blood, sweat, and tears into.
In the near future, definitely female artist Belis Go out of North Carolina is a tremendous talent. One of a kind, you don’t find girls at her age making music like that. I feel we would make a really good song with high smooth, melodic flows.
Follow the artist on Instagram at @hefna380.