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Franky August – Arrogantly Ambitious

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Mar 13 2017

HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans!

Franky August: This is Franky August !!! Forever August !!! shout out to all my fans who tune into my music ,can’t get anywhere without you.

HHO: How did your artist name come about?

Franky August: I always liked artist names that had something to do with the actual name of that artist, so I took my first name (Frantzky) cut off a few letters and did the same with my last name ( Augustin) and came up with Franky August, I liked it cause its kinda catchy and rolls of the tongue easy so I took it and ran with it.

HHO: Where are you from?

Franky August: I’m from Orlando,Florida. When you hear Orlando most ppl think Disney, but I come from the part where they call it Choppa city, cause there’s often a helicopter up high looking for whoever.

HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?

Franky August: I grew up listening to Lil wayne, the drought 3, carter 3 wayne, I idolized him , tried to do everything like him,then I started listening to a lot of old School, including nas ( one of my favs ) 2pac , mob deep, Big L , huge micheal jackson fan , list goes on.

HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?

Franky August: My favorite albums growing up were, carter 3, Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt, The Infamous, Beats rhyme and life, massacre, and so much more.

HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?

Franky August: Right now I’m promoting my new mixtape called Forever August , I released it on Feb 14th 2017, speaking mainly about my personal struggles through life, my arrogance , ambitions, girls, and A whole lot of punch lines, I like to consider myself a punch line rapper, (artist)

HHO: How did the record come about?

Franky August: Well, I’m currently in the U.S Navy, I’m getting out in a few months to chase this music though, about last year I got into some trouble after a show I had in a city in japan, the military being the military put me on restriction which is where you aren’t allowed to leave your ship for some months, I had my equipment on board, so whenever I had the tiny amount of free time i had, I lost days of sleep and spit out all the emotion, anger, sadness, and past experiences of my life into my mix tape Forever August.

HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?

Franky August: FUTURE! ever since he released Monster , Ive been a big fan, it would be crazy to be able to get on a track with him, i’m also digging some of the new artist too, like Kodak, and Uzi. producer would be metro boomin of course.

HHO: Are you currently touring or have any upcoming shows?

Franky August: So far all of my shows have been In japan, they’ve all been lit , I’m definitely going to be working towards getting booked once I get back to the states after the military soon.

HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?

Franky August: Ive had a lot of positive feedback from my fans, mostly a lot of ppl, quoting punchlines from different tracks, and ppl hitting me up letting me know they’ve been listening to my mix tape straight for weeks, I’ve also had a lot Dj’s start following me on twitter, I appreciate all the love for real.

HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?

Franky August: Future, Young thug,gucci, T.I ,Childish Gambino,drake,kendrick, j cole,kanye, asap rocky, lil durk Nas, Pac,eminem, Iamsu, lil wayne, Jay-z , lil uzi, kodak, 21 savage, lots more rappers on top of that, I also listen to a lot of Jazz I love jazz, Some rock music (My fave band is smashing pumpkins), I love 80’s music. and lots of R&B ,

HHO: What are your plans for 2017? What are you doing that others are not?

Franky August: I’m going to blow in 2017, I’m going to put out tons of content,and whenever the next xxl freshman group comes around I need to be in that, by all means. Something that I do that a lot of artist don’t is put the funding behind their content to reach a larger fan base, I’ll invest what I need to get where i need to be, no hesitation.

HHO: How can your fans reach you?

Franky August: My fans can reach me on most social media platforms. especially twitter, or Instagram follow me at Franky_August14

HHO: Any last words or shout outs?

Franky August: Shout out to the ppl who helped with my mixtape !! Shout out Beastmode Fashion – Music , Dj Fifty Chance, swayze god, Lin, all my fans and the crew who supported me on my old ship!!!