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Countdown To HipHopDX At SXSW: Ant Beale

Originally getting his start as a photographer, South Jersey native Ant Beale wants nothing but positive vibes to come out his music. With the help music producer Charlie Heat,who worked on Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, Beale released his debut EP No Rain No Flowers in 2017. His most recent releases include a remix his song “Sunshine”featuring none other than the positivity-preaching BasedGod, Lil B.

Before Beale hits the stage at SXSW this year, HipHopDX got a chance to get to know the South Jersey rapper a little more.

HipHopDX: Have you performed at SXSW before? If so, what makes this year different than previous ones?

Ant Beale:Yeah, twice. Now, people from that are familiar with my music.

What areyou most excited about performing at the festival?

Meeting new people.

Do youplan on watching other performances? Which ones are you most likely to see?

Yeah, I would like to see Snoop Dogg!

Whats been the best and/or worst part preparing for the performances? Why should people come and see you?

The worst part about preparing for the show is waiting to do the show. Laughs] And people should come see because Im a breath fresh air and my minions are poppin!

What was your first show outside your hometown and what was the best memory it?

I justsmoked some grapefruit haze and I cant remember. Laughs] But it was cool, I think.

What was your first paid gig?

Was at The Pharmacy in Philly. It was for a $150 like three years ago.

What’s one unique fact about yourself that you want your fans to know?

I almost died one time.

Check out Ant Bealeat DXs Rap Rising showcase at SXSW on March 16 at The Parish.