“I personally just work on my brand and make sure I stay true to myself. I don’t ride waves. I am the wave.”
Check out the interview with T-cap exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
T-cap: I started rapping with my brother around 1994. It wasn’t until 1998 that I first recorded in the home studio of Tab (ex bass player for The Parliament). We made a tape and let it ride throughout the rest of the year. I took some time away from the studio until 2004. That’s when my older cousin Nate (Deuce spade) came to get me and brought me to Atlanta so I could work with him and Dank the Fallen who was signed to an independent label named Ninja Records.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
In every conversation I could. I had t-shirts and CDs I would pass out. I performed anywhere I could.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
With so many people rapping these days, it’s hard to get someone to really listen to you. I personally just work on my brand and make sure I stay true to myself. I don’t ride waves. I am the wave.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
There isn’t any music scene in my hometown. Everyone just moves elsewhere to try and get their career going. I always let it be known where I’m from. I’ve never been ashamed of it. I feel like coming from such a small place makes it bigger and better when you do make it.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music isn’t going anywhere. Music is always evolving. All we can do as hip hop artists/rappers is keep it alive.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Never stop working. There is always something you can do to help your career whether it’s finding new ways to present a project such as remixing it when the original has done as much as it can. Also, finding new outlets and platforms to get your project out.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Any and everything inspires me. It’s usually in a general conversation when a concept hits me. Producer T-mic beats already had the track named ‘Gossip’ and I just stuck with the theme.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Lines for a song always come to me because I’m always rapping. I freestyle every day, usually to myself. Once I get a good enough line, I just build on to it.
What do you think makes a great song?
When it inspires someone. When the artist is in sync with the producer. Or if the artist becomes one with the production not leaving any room to do it better.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
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