Steelo Brim is best known as the co-host of the MTV series Ridiculousness for over 10 years. The comedian, producer, writer, and actor has always juggled many roles throughout his career. However, the Chicago native decided to embark on his new journey as a musician. Brim began to cruise through the music industry as an A&R & publisher, working with legends such as Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, MikeWillMadeIt & more. On March 17, 2022, Brim’s dreams became reality. He released his debut 13-track project Eldorado Excursions with features from Dej Loaf, Vic Mensa, Fabulous, Buddy, and more. This project is me taking the vibe back to the backseat as I rode on a weekend to Franklin,” says Steelo.
Eldorado Excursions is the beginning of something spectacular for Steelo Brim. One of my favorite songs on this project was My Love ft. Buddy & Arin Ray. Produced by Rob Holladay, this track is an instant summer hit. Between the visuals and impressive punchline from every artist on this song, it’s no wonder why the video racked up 374,899 views in a short amount of time.
Last week we had the opportunity to learn more about the multi-talented artist. Check out the interview below.
Lyrical Lemonade: How easy or difficult was it for you to make the transition from tv personality, comedian, and actor to becoming a hip hop rapper?
It was easy after I made the decision to do so. Because it’s not “easy” but nothing thatactually looks like “success” on the other side of it. It’s a process. I know that not everyone isgonna accept or “believe” me dropping music, it’s my goal to just be the best versions of meand let the places fall where they may.
Lyrical Lemonade: Were you influenced by any other artist?
Always influenced by artists of the past & present. Cole, Kendrick, Hov, Ross, Nas, Mase, Ye,Slick Rick. Thugga, Childish, Tyler, Baby etc all influence me and I’m fans of so many more. Ilook for connection, soul, all starts with soul.
Lyrical Lemonade: What was the first song you ever created and what did it mean to you?
One of the first songs I created and I actually kept for the project was Don Juan ft. VicMensa. I just was tapping into the stuff I want to hear or what I feel is lacking. I want to bringthat “free”, smooth, Black shit.
Lyrical Lemonade: You had the opportunity to work with Miguel, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick, MikeWillMadeIt & more. What was the biggest piece of advice you received from a major artist so far in your career?
Stop overthinking. I mean I would’ve probably put out music or just other things at the time.I’ve been on television but have overthought every part of my career. True liberation happensat being able to create and stop overthinking. Free yourself.
Lyrical Lemonade: How was it creating your first project Eldorado Excursions?
Amazing. Wasn’t easy. This is the music business, that business part is so key. Being anindependent artist is a lot of work. Handling all of the admin work and everything around ithas been a lot. But so satisfying as this is something I’ve always wanted to do. So lucky to behere.
Lyrical Lemonade: Which artist were you extremely eager to work with on this project?
Buddy, Fab, Arin Ray, Dej, BJTheChicagoKid etc everyone I worked with on this project I hand picked because I was a fan of theirs already.
Lyrical Lemonade: What can we expect from you for the remainder of the year?
Thinking of dropping another tape, I’ve been talking about working with some of my favorite producers and some artists that inspire me. Got a movie, got a tv show. I’m working.
Eldorado Excursions is now available on all streaming platforms.
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