(ARTIST 101) Ballistic, an amazing talent showcasing his parable music

Versatile, talented and just all around dope is a good, short description of entertainment powerhouse Ballistic.

Born and raised near Austin, Texas, Ballistic has been through every kind of rough patch you can imagine, yet he not only survived, but he won at the game of life. He’s now an international act who travels the world performing his “parable music”. His Death By Design imprint is taking the world by storm.

We have a much more in-depth interview with Ballistic coming soon, but for now, enjoy his Artist 101 interview:

STAGE NAME: Ballistic

HAILING FROM: Tampa, Florida

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: 2pac, Z-Ro, James Brown, Barry White, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Marvin Gaye, Dean Martin, Wisin y Yandel, Fat Pat, Big Hawk, Von Won, and Andre 3000

FAVORITE FOOD: Vietnamese (Pho Tai Nam), Lebanese

FAVORITE SHOES: Vlado, Adidas, G Nikes, and Custom

IF YOU COULD BE ENDORSED BY ANY BRAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? Forbes and Wall Street because of the influence and affluence it would garner to challenge the norm of culture.

FAVORITE SONG: “So Many Tears” and “Lost Souls” by 2Pac

FAVORITE ARTIST: 2Pac

WHAT’S IN YOUR PLAYLIST RIGHT NOW? Perry G, Kat Trakz, Von Won, Andre 3000, 2Pac, Hector Delgado, Thousand Foot Krutch, Skillet, Rebirth Garcia, and Regason

IF YOU WEREN’T RAPPING, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING? I would be full-time in audio engineering. I love to produce other artists from a songwriting perspective as well. Catering a sound for marketability and seeing its full expression brings excitement.

IF YOU WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT? I would invest into the community I am a part of and organizations actually reaching the you and me. The change of culture happens from within.

SOCIAL MEDIA: @dbdballistic on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat

About the author

Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 NOLA Music Awards & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Arlene@theheatmag.com. Follow her on Twitter - @Arlene_HeatMag & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.