This is our newest venture; we’re starting a new performance showcase that comes w/ an interview, this is the last interview, check out the pervious posts for the other artist interviews, tomorrow is the “finale” which is an artist showcase, fans can get to know the artist then check them out at the show. OhGoshLeotus, a very talented young producer, he has an amazing range in styles and he’s a great live musician also. He comes from a talented family, Captain and Villain are his cousins, they’ve all made some prominent I.E. hits. If you haven’t seen OhGosh in a beat battle or showcase, make sure you make it out tomorrow and catch his set, he’ll play a wide variety of beats that will blow your mind.
Name: Leoren Davis III
AKAs: Oh Gosh Leotus, PaPa, Oh Gosh & Leo
What your mama calls you? JR
Where are you from? San Bernardino CA
Describe your sound: My sound is very diverse, complex, abstract and very heavy.
How do you get ready for a show?: I don’t. I Just load the flash drive with beats and go!
- Do you feel that being in a live band helps you be a better producer? Why or Why not?
I started in High School Drumline my freshmen year. Being in the marching band and learning how to read music and play gave me the idea to expand outside of school to show people. I was always a showoff around people only because I was always excited to show someone something new that I learned. All my band mates listen to all types of music so it really does help me with my ideas when it comes to my composition. When we come up with new beats as a “band” and i really like the groove and fill of what we have created just makes me want to go home and start working harder on my own craft.
- Name the instruments you play, which instrument is your favorite & why?
Drums(all), Keys and Bass Guitar (all little bit). Playing drums was always my favorite instrument. I felt like drums was the only instrument you can be flashy on. It always looked and felt cooler but I wouldn’t mind learning any other instrument.
- Do you miss your ponytail?
lol I do a lil bit. I really miss girls playing in my hair.
- Why the name OhGoshLeotus?
OK “sigh”………….. At first I used to just go by “Leotus” and I was really happy with that name but then there was a beat that I made that gave me the idea to add “Oh Gosh” THere was this beat that i made that was very full, dynamic, and very theatrical because of how I structured it with the instruments, drums and more drums, samples, vocal cuts, and all that. I chopped this video straight off of youtube of this girl that had a phobia of clowns. She was in a room with the doctor and the doctor let the clown in the room and the girl was terrified. She starts screaming and she said “Oh Gosh”. Then I was like “I have to start the beat off with that!!”. Every other beat after that I was putting that clip at the beginning of my beats and decided to just add “Oh Gosh” to “Leotus” and thats how I became “Oh Gosh Leotus”.
- What is your dream collab but the main artist is someone deceased and the feature is someone alive
Dream collab would have to say is Nate Dogg. His voice is just so amazing.
I would love to do a feature with 2 Chainz. That dude is a genius in my opinion. As funny as that sounds, I don’t care who you are, you still bump 2 Chainz.