By: Remington Fioraso
MC Soprano is an artist hailing from Lethbridge, Alberta. In 2013, he released his first album entitled “Lover’s War.” He is preparing for the release of an upcoming EP entitled “Soprano’s World.” I had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with MC Soprano.
Who are your influences?
Kanye West, Tuface, Big Sean, Don Omar, Chris Brown, Drake & Andre 3000.
When did you first begin pursuing music?
I started pursuing music in 2010. I used to hang out at a friend’s home studio and we would just freestyle or write songs for the fun of it. We would listen & criticize various music trying to determine what we could do differently individually.
I recorded my first track around that time and posted a teaser on Facebook. Overnight I had gotten over 100 notifications with all positive feedback so I decided to release the track and start writing. In 2012, my song was chosen to be the official Alberta Summer games song and I performed it for over 5000 people. That was when I really started pursuing music.
For those yet to listen to your music, how would you describe the sound? Are there any songs you recommend beginning with?
I would say that my music has a lot of harmonies and melodies to it. It is a mixture of rap, pop, world, & soul. My music is strongly influenced by a lot of artist out there.
Recommended tracks to begin with are “Somebody”, No Matter What and The Life.
Whom, or what, are your inspirations when songwriting?
I draw inspiration from past relationship experiences, life experiences, and current issues I hope my audience can easily relate to. I can usually freestyle to a track as soon as I hear the beat, and something comes to me almost instantly depending on the mood I am in.
How has the recording experience been for “Soprano’s World?”
It’s been great and a lot of fun as always. We are still recording and picking out tracks that will make it on the album.
What can fans expect from the upcoming release? Is there an estimated release date yet?
The date is not yet confirmed, but they can expect a great album- something different than the usual. It will include a mixture of music genres and lots of harmonies.
How has the reception been for The Life featuring Coolz so far?
It has been great. The song is currently charting and getting a lot of plays at clubs. We are planning a radio tour soon and will be releasing another single.
Who are your favourite Canadian artists?
Drake, Karl Wolf, The Weeknd & Kiesza.
What is your favourite thing to do in your off-time?
I play soccer a lot, hang out with friends and I love to cook.
What was the last album you purchased?
1989 – Taylor Swift
If You’re Reading This Its Too Late – Drake
What songs do you currently have on repeat?
Know Yourself – Drake
Never Sober – Popcaan
Locked away – R. City Ft. Adam Levine
Sexotheque – La Roux
U mad – Vic Mensa Ft. Kanye West
Coffee – Miguel
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you?
A GQ Magazine
Finally, is there anything else you would like to say to your fans?
Thanks for all the support and keep listening! Go check out “The Life” on iTunes and keep requesting “The Life” on the radio and in the clubs. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my fans! Thank you.
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!