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Brooklyn's underground Hip Hop scene has given us some of the biggest stars like Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, Sleepy Hallow and more. Crown Heights rapper Veto Gatts is showing the world why he's next up for the crown as the King of the City. His feature on the "I Snatched the Crown" mixtape hosted by DJ Ike Love did well, earning him cosigns from media platforms like Hip Hop Weekly and industry heavyhitters like DJ Enuff. With growing singles like "Baba" and "Woo", we caught up with Veto to talk more about his emerging career and what fans can expect from the rapper next.

1. Where are you from?

VG: New York, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Montgomery Utica.. M bloc

2. What made you want to start rapping?

VG : I guess being musical inclined gave me the idea to write poetry to instrumentals which i like to call poetry in motion.

3. What song was like your first hit record?

VG : “Woo" has been my biggest hit so far. It's produced by Alimakeitknock and is currently sitting at 2.4 views on YouTube and 100,000 + streams on Spotify , Shazam 7 times a day on Apple Music.

4. Early rap influences? Who are some of your Hip Hop favorites?

VG : My influences include Andre 3000 , Dmx, Busta Rhymes, Notorious B.I.G, and Myskital. Some of my rap favorites are Drake and Lil Durk.

5. How did you create your viral Tik Tok hit “Baba”. What was the inspiration behind the record (what’s a baba)?

VG: On Future's 'Purple Reign' mixtape, there is a track on there called 'BYEBYE' and his accent just made it fun to say "BABA". (My record) started off as a joke but it started to gain hype after being used as a HOOD term 'BabaTreesh' (or Baba for short or Treesh for short.) A Baba or Wawa Is A What Caribbean’s would call a Cyattie or Thotty”

6. What do you think about Tik Tok's influence on the Hip Hop industry?

VG: It's all about evolving and adapting right? So, I think it’s all great: more platforms for promotion. It also helps get really trendy songs viral quick “

7. Your latest song “Woo” is doing well. Explain to us how that record came to be.

VG: It’s crazy because I think it can do way better! I was listening to Pop Smoke, and Fivio and Sosa ... and Famo of course, and I’m like "but why doesn’t anyone drop a Woo track with Woo members just like they did with NYC (MVN ROLLING GETSTR8 to the cash)." I just figured if nobody creates a Woo anthem, everyone will wanna know but What is WOO ! And Woo is a LIFESTYLE! WOO is a call , Woo is a phrase . A greeting! Woo Is Woo! Shout out to Ali Make it Knock ! But don’t just take my word for it, GO CLICK ON THAT LINK!

8. What do you think of the current Hip Hop scene?

VG : I think the Hip Hop scene is amazing. There is a lot of new faces and new music. I remember few years back radio was always playing the same thing now it’s different.

9. Who are some of your favorite underground artists? Or dream collabs?

VG : Henry Hennessy, Ether the Connect, Lil Uzi Vert, Skillibeng, Stylez Millieon, Lou Hefner, Sheff G, Sleepy Hallow, Young Litty, B Howard.

10. How would you describe your sound?

VG : My style is very raw and authentic. A lot of my music goes over some listeners' heads. I try to open people's eyes “

11. 2020 took an unexpected turn for the worse with the Coronavirus outbreak. Has the pandemic affected your music career at all?

VG : Yes, it slowed down a lot of performances at venues like Amadeus and even for Power 105.1.

12. Any 2021 music goals?

VG: I'd like to get noticed by the right people, drop a EP, more videos and performances, more challenges and content and keep the numbers going up “

13. What can fans expect from you in the near future?

VG : Fans can expect more interactions and engagement with them like giveaways etc., content, and more collabs.



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