On October 20,1998 born In Birmingham Alabama, Samuel Mckinney, AKA “Sam Boee” is the second youngest of his 6 siblings. Growing up without a father in one of the roughest cities, Samuel has always continued to focus on the positive aspects of life. At the age of 3, his journey in music would begin with playing drums and later playing guitar. Samuel Attended Rudd Middle School where he had been forced to join band, later attending Pinson Valley High School he continued with band. Throughout high school Samuel had worked many jobs, which he believed was a dead end that would get repetitive, this transitioned him into entrepreneurship, so he began to find other ways to collect streams of income, such as; barbering, selling custom made clothes, doing tattoos, and many other ways. But It was not until the 12th grade until Samuel started to writing music, this helped express himself also sharing his story in a creative way. He hopes music will lead him to accomplish his goals also get him and his family away from the negativity that surrounds him. He has a great appreciation for all music genres but primarily hip hop & R&B. Sam Boee is an upcoming artist who brings a new sound to the music industry. He is currently serving in the United States Air Force, protecting his country while striving to become a major artist and continue to spread a positive message to live the lifestyle that he desires.
What drew you to the music industry?
What drew me to the music industry is my love for music, I have always been involved with music throughout my life. But more specifically, I was not satisfied with which way the music industry took a turn, so I began making music to bring good music to myself and my fans.
Who are you inspired by?
My inspiration is Doe B, He has been a really big idol for me musically growing up. I was also inspired by the way Gucci Mane raps. But lately, I have been feeling inspired by Never Broke Again Youngboy.
Please explain your creative process
My creative process involves keying into the beat, usually I hear the beat and let it speak to me. Other times, I find a unique way to display my music by saying what i have been through or where I want to be in life by delivering it in a distinctive rhyme scheme.
What’s an average day like for you?
For me, an average day is waking up listening to music, go to the gym listening to music, showering listening to music and at work listening to music. Mid-day and after work, I go right into the studio to make music lasting many hours. I also cut a lot of hair and make money, daily.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
There is a something unique in all my song, the best way to find out is listening carefully to the lyrics.
Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
Yes, I collaborate with many artist I believe will be good. But with me being overseas at the moment, I have whoever the artist is send me the music via email and put my verse on it myself or vise versa.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans
I really appreciate my fans. In most case, I hang out with my fans. Which they believe is really cool but If I don’t interact face to face with my fans then I usually communicate with them on SnapChat, Instagram or any social media platform. But usually I’m recording and if i’m busy then i’ll get back to them as soon as possible.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
Since I love art and making music, mixing and mastering the music is another form of art to me so love that part about it but my favorite part about this path has to be the challenges. Putting in so much hard work to gain great results is a great feeling of accomplishment. But most importantly seeing all the people who are there to support you, it builds a family. To include my least favorite part about all of this is the stress it can bring because i'm usually a chill person but when i'm stressed about something I feel unorganized.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
No, I never dealt with performance anxiety. I get nervous from time to time but that’s all apart of it.
Tell me about your favorite performance venues
My performance venues are very fun with a lot of energy and I always have a great crowd of people that comes together and have a great time but personally, my favorite performance venues are smaller ones and that’s because I feel as if I can interact with the crowd more on a personal level.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in yourfootsteps?
I tell many people who want to follow in my footsteps to keep grinding and never limit yourself to anything! If you want to make music stay with it and don’t worry about anyone else’s “success” and tell your own story because there’s always going to be someone or many people who likes what you bring to the table. Finally, be patient and actually take the time to learn about what you are investing yourself in, just like college you study something for so long before you can actually become what you desire to be. I’ll also say remember, its a marathon not a sprint.