Fast-rising trap and gospel rapper Samex McIntyre Ameh, an American-Nigerian, professionally known as $AM£X, was born on May 28, 2003. He has been up and good-to-go, working with A-list artists. In an interview with Quadri Akanbi, he intimates of the best pieces of advice he got from American rapper, Dominique Armani Jones, known professionally as Lil Baby. Excerpts.
When did you start music as a career?
I started my career at the age of 12, making ciphers, playing drums, in clubs and churches.
How many songs/albums have you produced so far?
An EP with a total of four songs, and I’m hoping to make some drop-top soon.
What is your source of inspiration?
Spiritual and heavenly, like I go into trance and when I’m back, I get those lyrics and words to put together. And due to the gospel side of my music, I got words of truth from the Bible, because at one point, I had a revelation about hell, and so many awful things.
What genre of music do you do?
Emon trap/gospel rap.
Who is your ideal musician to collaborate with, and why?
Tayk, Kodak Black, and Travis Scott Yeah, because they are all trap rappers and topping the billboards making lovely hit songs.
What is the best piece of advice another musician ever gave to you?
Go hard each time you’ve to gat the mic, Lil Baby told me this at a concert in 2017.
Which qualities do you think make a great musician?
Making hit songs and sending meaningful messages through music, because music is way more than just singing; it’s a way of life.
What’s your day like as an artist?
Glee. Just gleefully knowing I have to gat the fire the world needs.
Which instrument is your favourite to play, and why?
Drum and guitar because I am a trapstar.
What is the most embarrassing experience you have had?
I was caught at the seaport trying to smuggle drugs into Spain, I felt bad, and it was really awful.
What is your memorable experience as an artist?
My friends and family were weirdly surprised to see me live on Tv, because they never knew I could be seen for the first time.
Any new projects from you?
Yeah, I am dropping my first ever project this August 2022, and it’s gonna be lit, because I am making trap gospel music and emo trap altogether.