“We show love to all artists who want to work. We are known as the city of drank and screw, but there’s more to our music scene to that. Our culture is slow and easy going. We still ride slabs down here and will throw a block party in a minute. I love my city.”

Check out the interview with Teeze exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Teeze:
I was born into an area of Houston that has always been a melting pot for hip hop. By the age of 10, I had mustered the confidence to write my own rhymes and perform them. I honed my skills for several years before going into the studio with my dad at 13 and experiencing what it truly takes to make music the way my idols had been doing for years.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
To just keeping grinding and perfecting they’re craft. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and network with people. It’s always important to collaborate with different artists and producers. Don’t think you’re above anybody else. Stay humble.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Just getting my music out to the masses so they can see I have true talent and can compete with the best in the game. The Houston hip hop scene is changing, so getting our sound out nationwide is a challenge.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media, online/grassroots, radio stations, and jumping on as many tours as possible (paid and unpaid). Also sponsorships is the way to go now.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Houston is a live city with a lot of talent. We show love to all artists who want to work. We are known as the city of drank and screw, but there’s more to our music scene to that. Our culture is slow and easy going. We still ride slabs down here and will throw a block party in a minute. I love my city.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself getting major radio play on all major formats and touring with the top dogs in the game. Also catching fire overseas. By this time next year I’ll be a household name.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, and Bone Thugs are inspirational to me, as well as K. Camp and Lucci. I look up to all the artists rocking right now, my family, my management, and most of all myself.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I feel it’s cool. There’s a lot of talented artists out here doing their thing. I like the diversity and the fact artists aren’t scared to be themselves. I respect what everybody is doing right now.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Datpiff: www.datpiff.com/TeezeTZ-Only-Time-Will-Tell-mixtape.731415.html
Instagram: @streetgodteeze
Twitter: @streetgodteeze