InkMonstarr, a charismatic and talented rapper from Las Vegas, rolled through the DMV area on his promo tour. He appeared with Fat Trel last weekend at the Soled Out sneaker show, and the two young lyricists were mobbed by fans as soon as they entered the venue. InkMonstarr worked the room like a industry vet – posing for photographs and handing out CDs of “Louder”, his hit single featuring Yelawolf.
InkMonstarr – as his name suggests – is covered with detailed tattoos, but don’t mistake him for another gimmick rapper. InkMonstarr has real skills, he has legit music, and the upcoming mixtape In Ink We Trust just might make him hip-hop’s next superstar.
ST: You’ve been real busy the last few years. But let me start by asking about your collab with DJ Mustard and YG on the “Burn Rubber” remix.
Ink: Shout out to DJ Mustard. Shout out to YG. Shout out to the whole movement they have going on out on the West Coast and all across the country. It was a dope opportunity to work with them and I’m glad I could add my swag and my bars to the record.
ST: And you also did the single “Enough” with August Alsina.
Ink: “Enough” is crazy! That’s really a dope record. August Alsina is another person that I’ve worked with who has a lot of stuff going on right now. Shout out to August, and if you haven’t heard it yet make sure you download “Enough”. It’s an amazing track.
ST: Do you have any new music ready for release?
Ink: I have a lot more. In the past year I’ve really been working on my growth as an artist. Be on the lookout for a new record with Kevin Gates and Kirko Bangz.
ST: The streets are waiting for your mixtape In Ink We Trust. The DMV is waiting for In Ink We Trust. When are you going to drop it?
Ink: Look for In Ink We Trust in 2015 – the beginning of the year. Everybody get ready!
ST: I have one more question for you. I know you get asked this all the time. How many tats do you have?
Ink: I have 604. I just got my knuckles and ears done.
ST: Thank you for your time. Give me the social media roll call and we’re out.
Ink: I’m InkMonstarr on everything: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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