“Consequently, it’s become harder to separate oneself from the rest of the pack. We try to make sure that there is a sharp contrast in what we make.”
Check out the interview with Tha Gruesome 2some exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Tha Gruesome 2some: In a dorm room at Lamar University in 2005. I (Wahl) bought my 1st comp/software. From there, it was simply determination to become better artists.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Creative is sort of a relative term. The music is the most creative thing about us. Other than that, we use the standard social outlets as tools to expand our brand.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Oversaturation. We live in an age of over information and instant gratification. Meaning, anyone can pick up a microphone, write a song, and shoot a video from the comfort of their own home. Consequently, it’s become harder to separate oneself from the rest of the pack. We try to make sure that there is a sharp contrast in what we make.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Creatively it’s incredible. Many artists today borrow from a sound that was created years ago by DJ Screw; a man we hold in high esteem. I wish that there was more unity and collaboration between artists here. Although we haven’t experienced it personally, we feel as though we want to be at the forefront of a budding new Houston music collective.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Wayne: I have no idea.
Wahl Genre-less, format-less, freestyle form. More digitized, synthesized.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Follow your heart. Don’t let anyone distract/deter you from whatever goal/dream you have in mind. Be true to yourself at all costs.
What inspires you to write your next song?
The thought of inspiring others. If your music can affect someone enough to encourage them uplift them.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
(1) A beat that catches both of our ears. (2) Assorted vices. (3) Bars, very important. (4) Dope hook. (5) Good engineer.
What do you think makes a great song?
One that evokes emotion. Seeing a vision materialize in the music. Good art reflects life.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?