• Allie Russell

Joey Bakes gives us the quote-of-the-year

We have had the pleasure of doing an interview with the Dallas based rapper Joey Bakes! And no, the title of this interview doesn’t lie… read the quote below. So without further ado, let’s get to know Joey Bakes a little.

What's the role of an artist in the society?

-The role of an artist in modern society is to influence those listening to their music using either personal experience or related experiences to convey their message. The influence we as artist have can either be positive or negative, and heavily depends on (but not limited to) the "intent" of an artist and how that intent is conceived in the minds and imaginations of the listeners.

How do you go about honing your music skills?

- I am ALWAYS in the studio honing my craft. If I'm not in the studio I am at events/shows (usually behind the scenes) networking with both likeminded artist and the members of our community. The focus is to bring awareness to social issues as well as using my influence to create a positive change.

What are your biggest motivations?

-My motivations have definitely changed throughout my life as they do with many artists. I am now motivated by TRUTH and bringing LIGHT TO THE DARKNESS. We live in a cold world masquerading as many different things to appeal to its inhabitants’ lower vibrations and to ultimately make the Elite richer. We are taught certain things in a certain way to suppress our real power. I want to undo that.

What are your ultimate career goals?

- My career goals are to feed the minds of the people, to wake up the sleeping, to shepherd the sheep, and to be able to continue to provide for my family using solely my platform as means.

What are your biggest influences?

-My biggest influences are things that I have personally lived through, things I have seen, things I have done, and the people interact with. I am heavily influenced by world secrets, symbols, and conspiracy, not only do I try to learn and understand as many secrets of the universe as I can, but I also try to them take that knowledge and not apply it, but give it to the people.

How do you define success as an artist?

"Success as an individual is a state of mind" - Joey Bakes

I just had to highlight this as a quote, because this answer is just amazing.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your career this far?

-My biggest accomplishment is me owning my own studio and having the chance to work and create with/for amazing artist on a daily basis. I live eat and breathe music.

What are you working on at the moment?

-Currently working on my UNICORNS E.P. which is set to drop 6/30/22. It is extremely symbolic, as is all my art, and is meant for people with a limited understanding of how the world truly works on a surface level. Beyond the surface it would take a very knowledgeable mind to really crack the codes of what I am saying. Every word, every number, every story contains hidden messages but it's fully up to the interpretation of the listeners.

I just love the answers Joey, they really do reflect how much your art means to you. It’s great to see how your mind works when it comes to music and how you put your soul into your music. We at 24 Carat Sounds is looking forward to your album drop in just 1 week, and wish you all the best in your future musical endeavours! So head over to Joey Bakes’ Spotify profile below and follow him to be up to date for the UNICORNS E.P drop.