Resonance & Versatility: Unveiling the Sonic Tapestry of EP Onenonly

In the ethereal realms of hip-hop, EP Onenonly emerges as a maestro, sculpting his musical odyssey with lyrical finesse. He ain’t just another rapper – he’s a storyteller, a vibe creator, and a game changer all rolled into one. So, buckle up and get ready to ride the waves of his journey from the streets to the studio.

Q: How would you describe your rap style? And how has it evolved since you first started? 

A: I would call my style versatile. I can rap on all different types of songs. If it has rhythm I can rap to it. When I first started I was very lyrical with more repetitive hooks. Now I add bridges and more lengthy hooks and I feel my delivery is more fluid verses of a more static delivery 

Q: How do songs come to you? Do you need to hear the beat or are you always brainstorming lyrics?

A: I either have the hook come to me and I find a beat for that. I also will just start writing when I’m inspired and then I will find a beat that flows well with what I wrote and the concept I am looking to convey. Usually, though I get through beats, and as soon as I hear the beat I just know and I am off to the races.

Q: If you weren’t in music, what do you think you’d be doing? 

A: I would be doing something creative. I do like to draw and paint as well. I haven’t since I was younger but I always plan on starting back. Maybe when I’m retired I’ll just have a farm and paint and play instruments all day. I love music and creating so I’ll always be doing some type of music.

Q: Do you have a motto that you live by? 

A: Just keep going and trust the Universe.

Q: “Coo Whip,” “Say Less,” and “LMK” showcase your versatility. How do you decide on the tone and style for each track, and how important is it for you to explore different sonic landscapes? 

A:Coo whip” I had the idea I just wanted to do something catchy that had a little bit of everything in the lyrics. That one I found the beat and just started going.

With “Say Less” I was actually in the shower and the hook started coming to me. I started dancing and vibing in the shower I was so excited. Got out of the shower still wet and ran to my computer, found the beat, and started the verses.

The story behind “LMK”  is I was sent the beat by a producer and loved it. I was actually at the gym playing basketball listening to it and came up with the bridge and I was sold. I left the gym and finished the song that day.

Q: How do you feel about the value of an artist signing with a record company versus pursuing other options for distribution and monetization of their music?

A: I feel every artist’s situation is different. I feel there are pros and cons to each but I feel what is good for one artist won’t be good for the other. I am open to both.

Q: What projects can we look out for in 2024?

A: Exciting! You can expect the project called ‘The Milks Gone Bad’ coming 3rd or 4th quarter. I will also be doing small projects with a few producers individually and I really like their work. That will be spread out throughout the year. Then I will be dropping singles all year as well. A lot coming. After that “The Eric Peterson Story” will come but we can talk about that toward the end of the year 2025.

EP Onenonly leaves us immersed in the rich tapestry of his artistry. The release of The Milks Gone Bad is certainly something to look forward to, along with the promise of more singles and projects in the pipeline.

Stay tuned for the unfolding chapters of EP Onenonly’s musical narrative.