Sammy Cain born Corey Sampson is a Hip Hop artist hailing from Gulfport, Mississippi. Sammy Cain has been in the music industry for 20 plus years. He is an artist as well as a music producer. Sammy is also the proud owner of the Indie label: Bluehouse Records. We sit down with Sammy to discuss his favorite rappers, what the pandemic was like for him and more.
Let's hit the ground running. Tell us who are your top 3 favorite rappers?
When I think about my favorite rappers, I have to go with the ones who influenced me the most. I say that because it's hard to pick a favorite. However, the top 3 would be Scarface, Jay Z, and LL Cool J. If it wasn't for LL Cool J, I probably never would have pursued a career in Hip Hop.
We think that you are a "Disruptor." Do you agree with that observation and title?
Wow! Thats actually the first time I've been referred to as a "Disruptor". It has a nice ring to it. I definitely can agree. My music is unlike most music that's out today. I have an old school style with a modern day vibe. I do stay in my lane and cater to my audience but I can hold my own with any artist in the industry
“My music is unlike most music that's out today. I have an old school style with a modern day vibe.”
What was the pandemic like for you and your music career?
The pandemic as an independent artist hit hard. As an indie artist we rely heavily on performing shows and traveling. The pandemic shut those avenues down. However, the pandemic did motivate myself as an artist to tap into different resources to get my music out to the public. So it wasn't a complete loss, it pushed my team and myself to grind harder.
What’s the best piece of musical advice you’ve ever been given?
The best musical advice I have ever been given is to understand that this industry is a business and you have to know your worth. Keep people in your circle that provide purpose, and move on from anything that doesn't make sense. Most importantly, never be afraid to take chances.
What’s your ultimate goal with your music?
The ultimate goal with my music has always been to inspire and motivate. That will never change. It's more than money for me. It's always about the culture. Good quality music over quantity at the end of the day.