Lani Mays

December 01, 2023

The No Offense Podcast – Artist Watch Interview Exclusive – Lani Mays

Catch our exclusive interview with Lani Mays below:


The Lani Mays Article can be found below as it appears in No Offense Magazine Winter 2023:

“A Candid Conversation with Independent Artist, Lani Mays”

As I sit across from Lani Mays, independent recording artist and creative powerhouse, it’s impossible not to be struck by his passion, authenticity, and determination. Mays is a force to be reckoned with – a vibrant artist with a story to tell, not just through his music but also through his experiences navigating the industry.

Over the past year, Mays has been busy releasing music, shooting videos, and engaging in activities outside of the music sphere, all of which he believes have boosted his career. “I’ve done a lot of stuff outside of music that kind of intertwined with it, bringing a whole new set of eyes,” he shares, his eyes gleaming with the sheer joy of creation.

But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Mays opens up about a negative encounter with a duplicitous promoter who promised him opportunities to open for major artists. It turned out to be a scam. However, Mays has turned this disappointing experience into a lesson for other upcoming artists. “Be wary of scams,” he warns, “Take control of your own career, invest in your music, and don’t rely too heavily on others.”

His advice doesn’t stop there. Mays emphasizes the importance of independent artists maintaining ownership of their masters. “We need more people in power who are not just athletes or musicians or entertainers,” he says, highlighting the need for artist empowerment in the music industry.

When asked about his thoughts on major labels, Mays doesn’t shy away from discussing the scandals surrounding them. He believes in the power of the internet in gaining notoriety and speaks about the importance of collaborations with prominent artists.

Mays has a rich palette of musical preferences, from R&B to chill rap, and he likes to rap about his own experiences and achievements. “If I’m out here on runway fashion shows, I’m a rap about that. If I’m getting booked for interviews, doing shows, doing whatever, I’m a rap about it,” he declares.

As our conversation draws to a close, Mays encourages listeners to check out his previous interviews and avail of his photography and videography services. His passion and dedication are palpable, and one thing is clear – Lani Mays is an independent artist determined to carve out his own path in the music industry.

So next time you’re on the hunt for new music or an artist with a fresh perspective, remember the name – Lani Mays. This is one independent artist who is defining success on his own terms, and we can’t wait to see where his journey takes him next.

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