Most recent single by Lamb$
How often do you hear about Ohio artists? Not often? All the time? In my opinion Ohio is very slept on. Although it’s another city that doesn’t really give a lot of recognition and respect to the artists coming out, that doesn’t stop these artists from continuing to work hard for their success and gleam bright like they’re supposed to. One artists in particular is Insomniac Lamb$ and his name describes who he is perfectly. Many of you know Lamb$ from his 2016 release “Fukk Karma 2” and his many singles featuring artists like Midwest Millz, Playboi Carti, Thouxanbanfauni, Lil Uzi Vert and many more. As an insomniac you stay up all night, can’t sleep, can’t even think about closing your eyes for more than 5 minutes without feeling sick. Some people sit around on their couch and flip through channels all day while Lamb$ uses this insomniac “never sleeping, always working” mentality to better his music as well as the status of his pockets. Last year was a great year for Lamb$, but he knows that he can do more. Much more. I got the chance to speak with Lamb$ about his plans for this year as well as a short history on his origins and musical upbringing. Below you can read our conversation as well as stream some links of some of my favorite Lamb$ songs.
Who are you?
Lamb$: Insomniac lambs, I’m a music artist from Cincinnati Ohio, my name came from the fact that I barely sleep, when you in the streets u feel like street is irrelevant, you don’t wanna mess nothin, especially not no money.
How old are you?
Lamb$: I’m 24 years old.
What is it that you do?
Lamb$: I take the things I’ve been thru and the things I’ve seen and just try to paint a vivid picture, not respecting the law, really making music for people who don’t want a 9-5, I don’t expect some to relate cause they haven’t seen the shit I’ve seen, some people just listen for the beat or feeing the song gives.
So how long have you been making music?
Lamb$: 4 years seriously.
How did you originally get into music?
Lamb$: Just like any other nigga in the hood trying to find a way out, I ain’t fuck with sports fr, I ended up buying a cheap ass microphone and I started recording stuff, it wasn’t like my music now but it was a start.
Where did the name ‘Insomniac Lambs’ come from? What does it mean for you?
Lamb$: When I was a kid it was this show called late night insomniac, it use to come on Comedy Central at like 2am, people use to call me Lambo, one day somebody called me lambs and it jus stuck.
Music from Insomniac Lamb$
How would you describe your old sound when you first started recording? Were you influenced by any artists at that time?
Lamb$: Nah I was honestly just making anything, like just trying shit until I figured out I wanted to take it serious.
What was it like coming up as an artists out of Cincinnati?
Lamb$: It’s tough forreal cause this city has to music scene what so ever, so it’s like u really gotta go hard to get a reach out side the city then that’s when ever body else here wanna support it, this city scared of what’s different honestly.
Has the city’s perspective on new things held you back in any way?
Lamb$: Nah for real I don’t really let it get to me, I work with what I got but I know I’d have more of an advantage if I was from a major city.
Even still you’ve been working as of these past four years, How do you see your progression from then until now?
Lamb$: Major, major progress for sure, now I’ve been able to travel and maintain all off music for the past 2 years. When I first started out I had a lil part-time job at a shoe store.
So how often do you find yourself creating or working on your music?
Lamb$: Everyday, all day, 365, my mind is never not thinking about music.
Where did your grinding work ethic originate from?
Lamb$: From never having shit and wanting a to way to expand.
Music from Insomniac Lamb$
Do you have any words of advice for those who are fans but are in that state of wanting to work hard so they can have it all too?
Lamb$: Put work first, everything else come later, I’m always thinking of how I can be better, how I can do better, how I can get ahead of schedule, you gotta have a strong mindset.
You recently dropped new music with ATL SMOOK right? What should we be expecting from you later this year?
Lamb$: Just wait and see. I rather just show and prove.
Out of all the music you’ve made what’s your favorite project/song?
Lamb$: I can’t pick honestly cause I get Better with every project and I’m my biggest critic, I’m always like “I coulda did that better” My tape I’m finna drop might be one of my best.
Is there anything you want to say to the fans/supporters that’ll read this?
Lamb$: Hell yeah, hope they keep supporting me, keep expecting new material, expect 2017 to be a big year for me!
For more news on music, visuals, and upcoming shows you can follow Lamb$ on his Twitter and Soundcloud pages. Be on the lookout for a new project by Lamb$ coming very soon. Below are two of Lamb$ most recent visuals for his songs “10k Freestyle” & “Shooter+Shooter”. We hope you enjoyed this Senclaire interview and will continue to stay tuned in with us for our future features!