Seth Geko
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Seth Geko

San Diego, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
Solo Hip Hop Alternative

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"Seth Geko- Loud Sounds"

Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I’m from America’s finest city San Diego, CA. I can’t say that I’ve made it here today from precise planning, it’s more like I stumbled here foolishly because I was too stubborn to let go of my dreams. But maybe that’s what it takes. You gotta have blinders on and approach it as if it’s your only option to make something of yourself. That’s pretty much my approach for the last … many many years. Here I am now and it’s starting to feel like I’m finally taking the right steps down a path that leads out of view and I’m eager to see where it takes me.

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The song I’m promoting today is Loud Sounds from my album Richie’s Revenge. It’s basically about taking control of my fate which is an oxymoron because no one has control of their fate. But I’m at the point where I feel like my back’s against the wall and it’s “now or never” for this music-ish. I mean you can only live in the clouds for so long before you come crashing down to earth.

The song is raw and you may have to listen a few times to shovel what I’m shitting on this track. I think this track is a good introduction to my music and what you can expect from me as an artist. There’s no BS about money, cars, or jewelry, or anything that I’ve never actually experienced for that matter. It’s all about seizing the moment and believing in yourself before anyone else can believe in you.

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
I don’t think the challenges of making it in music are necessarily dictated by the “industry.” I think you have to find a way to reach the fans. I don’t mean reach the fans with some gimmick or dance, rather reach the fans on an emotional level. Music is all about emotion and if you can find a way to evoke some kind of thought from the listeners then you’re headed in the right direction.

The songs that have the biggest impact on people are the songs that you hear time and time again and can remember where you were the first time you heard it. If you think about your favorite songs, you can remember exactly what you were doing the first time you heard a specific song or artist and that’s usually because you could identify with something about that song or artist.

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
My biggest set back in my music career was also my biggest catapult to where I am now. Back in 2005 I went to a music school in Hollywood, CA. I didn’t know the first thing about music. I didn’t even know what a snare or a bar was. All I knew is that I could write rhymes and I thought I could just roll in that school and walk out a star. What I found out was that I wasn’t ready.

Everyday I met people who were very talented and dedicated to perfecting their craft. I found out exactly what it takes to be a musician and at that time I was not a musician. I had no direction and I had no message to deliver to people. It was truly a slap back to reality. It hurt my confidence and I shied away from music as a result.

Years later I found music again and the identity I had been searching for. At the time I felt like going to that school was one of my biggest mistakes and a waste of time, but now it’s clear that it was the best thing I’ve ever done.

What are some things artists need to be careful of?
The comment sections on blog sites! They’re filled with haters and people that were too afraid to step off the ledge without a safety net. People that don’t know what it’s like to put yourself out there and leave yourself open to criticism. You gotta understand the times we live in. Yea it’s much easier to be heard as a musician with the influx of social media sites, but as a result those sites have created a voice for a grip of morons.

I think people have gotten away from liking music just for its value as entertainment. These fools have created unwritten rules like you can’t like a certain artist if you listen to another artist. You can’t like Lil Wayne if you think Eminem is dope. You can’t bump Ricky Rawse if you bump 50 Cent.

You can get solid constructive criticism from comments, but often times it’s just some F@ck boy in his mammy’s basement hating on other people chasing their dreams because he’s butt hurt that he chose to get high and rub one out to some kind of avatar instead of chasing his own dreams. So take it with a grain of salt.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Be different. As much as you can and still remain genuine to who you are. No more music videos in the club with expensive bottles filled with Ginger Ale and cars that you have to return by midnight. On some Cinderella-ish. Be you and if you don’t know who you are yet don’t be afraid to do some soul searching.

What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Well, I’m in a unique situation in that I have an online radio show with two good homies. It’s on radiofrequencyonline.com. The show is called Freshly Squeezed on Tuesday mornings at 9am. Like how I did that right there? Lil’ shameless self promotion. But it really is a blessing and allows me to introduce myself to a different audience and play new tracks and get genuine feedback.

The show is a riot, guaranteed to make you giggle and even chuckle. I’m preparing to do a live radio concert on the air in the beginning of January. Tune in please! I’m not too proud to beg.

Where can people visit you?
You can hit me up at:
www.facebook.com/sethgeko.moodyhank
www.radiofrequencyonline.com

Also check out my EP on iTunes called Richie’s Revenge the EP. If you like my music just get in touch and I’ll send you tracks personally just because I’m cool like that. - WWS Magazine


"Seth Geko, Straying From The Typical"

Seth Geko, born Chris Guy, is a San Diego based rapper who began writing rhymes at the age of 15. Seth Geko is an independent artist who has released a full length album titled “Richie’s Revenge.” The name Seth Geko was influenced by the character played by George Clooney in the 1996 movie “From Dusk Til Dawn.” Early influences included Mobb Deep, DPG, Wu Tang, Onyx, Eminem, Outkast, and many other late 90′s rap artists.

Seth Geko attended a music engineering school in Hollywood, CA in 2005 where he began to develop his own style and zone in on unique subject matters. Geko has strayed away from the typical tired rap themes encompassing drugs, money, and self bravado. Instead, Geko focuses on his struggles with his own insecurities and the lack of confidence that held him back early in his life. Seth always incorporates an underlying positive message in all of his songs in hopes that his audience can identify with him and they can incorporate his message into their own lives.

Seth Geko has a very aggressive style, which translates to his live performances. Seth is currently working on his second album, “Aka…Moody…Hank,” which will be released in late 2015. - RudeBoy Magazine


Discography

Richie's Revenge

1. Thru The Valley
2. Wildest Dreams
3. Waiting Room
4. Let It Go
5. Hang It Up
6. You Don't Want It
7. Once Upon A Time
8. Last Chance
9. Into The Night
10. Where We Go
11. Going Back
12. Dusk Til Dawn
13. If You Like
14. Loud Sounds
15. Never In Your Life

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Seth Geko, born Chris Guy, is a San Diego based rapper who began writing rhymes at the age of 15. Seth Geko is an independent artist who has released a full length album titled “Richie’s Revenge.” The name Seth Geko was influenced by the character played by George Clooney in the 1996 movie “From Dusk Til Dawn.” Early influences included Mobb Deep, DPG, Wu Tang, Onyx, Eminem, Outkast, and many other late 90′s rap artists.

Seth Geko attended a music engineering school in Hollywood, CA in 2005 where he began to develop his own style and zone in on unique subject matters. Geko has strayed away from the typical tired rap themes encompassing drugs, money, and self bravado. Instead, Geko focuses on his struggles with his own insecurities and the lack of confidence that held him back early in his life. Seth always incorporates an underlying positive message in all of his songs in hopes that his audience can identify with him, and they can incorporate his message into their own lives.

Seth Geko has a very aggressive style, which translates to his live performances. Seth is currently working on his second album, “Aka…Moody…Hank,” which will be released in late 2015.

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