“For an artist such as myself who refuses to follow trends it’s a slight struggle, but it’ll be worth it in the end when I change the game back to its original form of lyricism, consciousness, and over all life.”
Check out the interview with Tay Da G exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Tay Da G: I’ve been doing it for about 6 years seriously. I’ve opened up for Jewelz Santana and Trae The Truth on 2 different occasions, one at the Vanity Room and the other at Club Dubai. I released a mixtape called H.A.R.D. Vol. 1 on Datpiff and I am currently finishing up another called F@# A Hater dropping in the summer of 2016.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
All social media outlets and take advantage of prestigious open mics to gain more fans as well as, flyers, posters, and online radio.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
A mogul in the likes of Puffy, Russell Simmons, or Dr. Dre.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The competition has been thick always, but the outlets have become more accessible and the value of originality has been taken for granted. For an artist such as myself who refuses to follow trends it’s a slight struggle, but it’ll be worth it in the end when I change the game back to its original form of lyricism, consciousness, and over all life.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
My city is beautiful but has turmoil just like the next. The music scene’s a thriving force because we have yet to blow, partially due to our crab mentality of everyone wanting to be the “first one to make it.” Living here’s awesome for me, I may move out to a more secluded area but don’t really have plans on relocating regardless of its murder rate.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Knowledge is power, the more you know the farther you’ll go. And the more you invest in yourself, your blessing will show.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Receiving a Sony Distribution under my previous label S.W.O. Also receiving best collaboration at the Rap Royalty Awards and record label of the year from the Baltimore Music Awards.
What is your inspiration?
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Indeed, it all depends what the fans gravitate to because it seems like if you sound like someone else you could get on quicker. That used to be forbidden.
Where can we find you on social media?
YouTube: Tay Da G
Facebook: Tavon Taylor