Hailing from the South Side of Chicago and garnering initial inspiration from his mother, who was a respected musician in her lifetime as well, Amiir's sound draws a distinct parallel between the melting pot of genres played in his household while growing up and his own personal tastes in song. Most notably influenced by Bones Thugs & Harmony and Lil Wayne, his melodic feel good and base driven instrumentals are laced with vivid and expressive narratives reflecting the various facets of a lifestyle where the journey to success is paved in both hardships and good intention.
As such, this drive has given him the platform to tour alongside acts such as Juicy J, Project Pat and Belly, as well as being showcased on many SXSW stages. His music has also been featured on DJ Booth, where his work ethic and sound is catching a wider audience daily.
With aspirations to leave a lasting impression on the music scene for decades to come, Amiir Perry consistent mantra of working hard toward the future continues to outshine talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I feel that My music is influenced by many genres such as hip hop, Rap, Trap Rap, RnB, there is even some classical and jazz influence from the melodies and cadences in my Raps.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My Stage name is Actually just my first and middle names in reversed order. My actual first name is Perry and my middle name is Amiir, I’ve always gone by Amiir. My mother always called me Amiir even when I was in trouble lol, my family and friends and everyone at my schools called me Amiir as well.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
I have many musical influences, my biggest influence would have to be Lil Wayne and Eminem from a rap stand point for their Lyrical creativity and cadences. Another influence would be Future for his melodies, he’s the king of trap melodies right now. I also would say artists such as Stevie wonder for his writing skills, and Micheal Jackson for his all around talent as an artist and performer.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am working on a new project all new music. Also I’m in the process of shooting a few visuals as well.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
The Ultimate goal is to be the very best to ever do it. I was taught that you go hard in whatever it is that you do, and you work to be the best at it, if not why do it? I’ve always had a very competitive spirit.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
My favorite track to perform live would have to be “WIW” it’s just super sauced up and I have a great time with that one. But I love performing all of my music honestly ??♂️.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Just staying consistent through life’s ups and downs. And finding the balance of taking care of career business and family business.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
The process of every song is different. Some songs it comes easy as soon as I hear the beat. Other songs I sit with it first and come up with some melodies for it and the words come when they come. One thing I don’t do is rush the process. My music is all about feeling and energy. The right energy will make magic.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
It makes it easier to promote and get the music out there to people that you might not have been able to Touch or come in contact with in person. It spreads the word so much quicker.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Jay Z, future, Nipsey Hussle Rip to him, lil baby, and boogie
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I played basketball in college and went to school.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Keep pushing your music and promoting yourself. Get a team of ppl with different strengths that can contribute to the main goal bring them all together to accomplish it come up as a team and be on top as a team. You can’t do it by yourself.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would stop giving these whack clout chasers the time of day.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I thinks it’s very important that as an artist I stay true to myself and be original. People know what’s real and what’s fake, that energy shows you can can never hide it. It’ll all come to light eventually. That’s why I’m so big on making music based off the energy around me, you can’t fake energy. Only a few will understand that.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Just get ready to hear and see a lot of me.