“The only thing I can really say is no one truly knows their self until that moment of pure success is present.”
Reginald Enlow was born in Wichita Falls, Texas and raised in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
Enlow’s love for music came at a time when he was attending Ittawaba Community College. While there, his god brother suggested they start a music group. Enlow agreed to make music with his god brother and has not stopped since.
The 25-year-old singer/rapper produces tracks with a mixture of all genres.
When asked how he describes his style of music, he said, “Actually, I’ve been trying to come up with a new name because I don’t bind myself to just one genre. I could probably do every genre and make hits in each one if granted the opportunity.”
Enlow, whose stage name is Last Semester gives his audience a mixture of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and soul along with a few more genres.
Last Semester has written songs he would love for artists to see such as Ed Sheeran and Adam Levine.
“I feel like how can you be a closed-minded artist and expect to change the game or even be considered to do so if you don’t listen to different types of genres,” he says.
Last Semester’s music is available on iTunes and SoundCloud.
Continue reading below for our Q&A session with the artist.
Q&A Interview with Last Semester:
Jar: Who are some artists you will like to collaborate with? Why?
Last Semester: This might be funny, but I would like to do a song with 21 Savage as of right now. Ironically, I wanted to do collaborations with Daft Punk like The Weeknd did recently with his recent album. I just like venturing out to different styles and people ’cause staying in the same spot gets you nowhere.
Jar: What is typical recording session like for you?
Last Semester: Me and my brothers pulling up beats and just start mumbling until something comes out clear and clicks. Sometimes I would have a bottle of Hennessy, champagne, or red wine, depending all on the vibe I want to push out.
Jar: I see you have four songs that have been released on SoundCloud. Distance, Me for Me, Try So Hard, and Make It Out. What was your inspiration behind each song?
Last Semester: Well at those times I was dealing with different situations and people just like other artists. I make music from my feelings of how I see certain topics that cross my path personally.
Jar: How long does it take you to write a song? What is the process like?
Last Semester: Normally I don’t have writer’s block, so I can probably write a full song on spot within twenty to thirty minutes if that long, depends on if I have other things going on. It can get irritating sometimes ’cause what went through my head isn’t what’s coming out on the program the same.
Jar: I know as an artist, it is sometimes difficult to get yourself out as far as your music. What has been some of your biggest challenges, and how do you overcome them?
Last Semester: Really I have a formula that is just that life keeps trying to push my hand back every time I think I have an up on the move.
Jar: Have there ever been times where you have maybe considered giving up your career in music?
Last Semester: What’s funny is in 2013, when the illuminati was surfacing, I was worried so I thought about quitting then, but I figured I’ll get out what can come from music if that time were to come.
Jar: What inspires you to make good music?
Last Semester: I basically make the music or talk about things the other artist missed out on. I fill the gaps and with that I need up creating new ones.
Jar: Are you working on any new music right now? If so, is there a release date yet?
Last Semester: My team and I just recently opened up our own studio, so I’m definitely working on new music. Some might be pop ups, but when it comes to full projects I got to keep it a secret as for now.
Jar: What are your future plans for your music?
Last Semester: To keep pushing and keep focusing on the purity of music and making people enjoy themselves and maybe even get them out of a bad rut they might be in, and to also just keep coming with the hits and never call it quits.
Jar: What kind of advice would you give to an aspiring musician who wants to share his/her work with the world?
Last Semester: Make sure you’re for a life that’s not guaranteed to make you rich and famous. Do it for the love of music and not the love of money.
Check out Last Semester’s recent music video for Try So Hard below.
Last Semester’s IG: [@itslastsemester]