Our exclusive interview with WyhteOut


1- Great to have you on our blog. Please, introduce yourself?
Thank you for having me on! I'm Jacob Folus, a 17 year old rapper from the Baltimore Area in Maryland. I been releasing music since I was 12 years old. 

2- What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?
I always grew up with music in my house. My dad is a retired music teacher, so I feel like its always been in my blood. When I first heard rap music I instantly fell in love with. I started trying it myself and from there it lead to becoming my whole life. I have went from starting it at 12 to releasing two Mixtapes and my debut album to over 150 singles. 

3- Tell us about your new single. And what’s the story behind it?
My newest single is "Moody" which was on Billboard Hip Hop after a week of its release. With over a half a million total views on the video. I was in the studio one night, we were a couple of drinks in and then I played a beat a producer sent me and I came up with the hook no more then 10 seconds after hearing it. I just went and recorded it right away. The song is about a bunch of different things. A lot of it was what was going on in my life in that moment and a few things that had happened in the past. 

4- What makes your music unique? How would you describe it?
I would say what stands me apart from everyone else is I don't make the same sound every record. I might go to the studio one night and make some real hip-hop bar type music and then the next night I might be making a punk rock song. I don't like to put myself in a box, I like to do so many different things because I go with the vibe that I am feeling in that moment. I have so many records but nothing sounds the same. They may be similar but switch genres almost on different songs. 

5- What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
I wouldn't say I have made it at all, I have so much to do. But I will say self-belief is the most important thing. Don't wait for nobody to like you, you have to just do it. If you want the cash or fame you need to just stop right there. That will make you never get it. You have to like what you're doing. I made over 100 songs before I ever seen a check. It was because I enjoyed the music. So first ask yourself why you're doing music. Also you need to invest in yourself, that's one of the biggest things. So many people think you can do it for free or very little budget. It will take you so long to be able to do that or probably won't even work at all. Make sure you have good mixes for your records that will make you different then all the others trying to make it.

6- Who are your biggest musical influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?
Russ for sure is my biggest inspiration. I love his music plus he is real when it comes to the industry.
You can learn so much from him, he tells it how it is. I would love to make a song a song with him 

7- If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
 Stay real with it. Nobody likes somebody that is fake. Plus I love all my fans!

8- What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?
I’m gonna keep releasing these singles and working on my second album at the moment. Can’t wait to
see what’s in store for us!