The Mobile, Alabama rapper is poised to be a hometown hero within the forthcoming years.
Mobile, Alabama has birthed many stars over the past year including NoCap, Rylo Rodriguez, and more. Among that list is Think It’s A Game rapper Posa, who saw viral success in late-2018 with “In A Minute.” As the youngest of four kids, Posa grew up in a rough yet musically inspired family. After witnessing firsthand his brothers’ lives taking a turn for the worst to escape, he devoted all of his time to music that reflects his life in the streets and journey to adulthood.
Posa’s most recent effort is a joint project with Rubberband OG titled 2 Sides of Da Bottom. The 10-track release follows hit records like “Big Dawg” featuring Moneybagg Yo and “Dropping Jewels,” which recently amassed a million YouTube views. In a recent interview, we spoke with Posa about growing up in Mobile, getting signed, and looking back on his old efforts amongst other topics.
Talk to me about growing up in Mobile, what was it like and how did living there shape who you are today?
I experienced a lot as a kid. I kind of figured out what I really wanted to do through me being inspired by my two older brothers. They inspired me to do music because they used to rap. They used to play basketball and be the in the street so I followed their foot steps. Even though I grew up with my mom and pops, they raised me.
How did you initially get into rap?
Just watching my brothers, I started recording on tapes. That led to me going into the studio, when I started getting my own money I would pay for my own studio time. Once I got started, I never stopped. I was doing basketball and music at the same time.
What made Think It’s A Game a perfect fit compared to other record labels that were reaching out?
I ran into DJ MLK at a night club one day. I just wanted a picture with, but we exchanged numbers and got to talking. He called me the next day, we chopped it up, he sent my music to Fly. That’s how I got in contact with him and we had that meeting. He didn’t sign me until that next year, but we kept in touch.
Signing felt great, it’s a journey you know what I’m saying? You go from one thing and you get to see where you came from. Me coming from where I’m from, I’m not used to seeing the rap. They got Lucci, Rich Homie; so coming from where I live, it feels great. They brought a lot to the culture so it’s an honor.
When it comes to creating music, what’s your recording process like? Do you write or freestyle?
I can’t really put any time on it. I don’t rush it, but I have to vibe off the beat first. The beat is going to speak to me whether it be a sad song or a motivational song. It’s on from there.
Since releasing your 2011 mixtape, Bars & Liquor, what would you say has been the biggest improvement by far?
It started in Mobile so that’s where I was able to grow my fan base. I went from being the unknown to having people like “you know Posa?” So at one point in time, I was like it’s time to go. I had to position myself in a different environment to get different results.
How did you and Rubberband OG initially link up and what was it like recording an entire project together?
Me and Rubberband cliqued from the first time we met and that was back in 2017. He dropped a tape last year and I dropped mine so we bumped heads in the streets a few time. In August, we seen each other and said “let’s do a tape.” The first time we had a session, we ended doing two songs in one night and knocked the whole tape out in a week. I don’t look at it as competitive. We bounce off each other’s ideas.
What can we expect to hear from you this forthcoming year?
A lot of content, a lot more videos. Expect to see me at South by Southwest. I got another solo project that’ll release toward April or May.