“My greatest challenge so far is getting my music on FM radio stations.”
Check out the interview with TU exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
TU: I have always been a fan of music. Hip hop mostly. Run DMC, Public Enemy, NWA, Onyx, and Cypress Hill. The list goes on. This journey started with my friend Lionel from Teekatown Records. He supports my music. He gives me that extra push.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Mostly grass roots, word of mouth. Lots of social media. Going out to the open mic shows. Connecting with other artists in my city.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
My greatest challenge so far is getting my music on FM radio stations.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
My hometown of Toronto has an amazing music scene. I like the way everyone is coming together. What I don’t like is not enough is being done to help the indie artist.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Hopefully it goes to the positive side where good lyrics still play a part of it.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay true to yourself and your craft.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My first inspiration to start was really from my boys just sitting around kicking freestyle randomness and they would push me to write because of my ability to freestyle on command.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
It depends on my mood for that day. Sometimes I write the lyrics and then look for a beat, sometimes it’s the other way around.
What do you think makes a great song?
Honesty in your lyrics.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?