“You get critics from everywhere in life so expect opinions to come your way and be prepared for the worse and best. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, just take it with a grain of salt and keep working.”
Check out the interview with TG exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
TG: Growing up I was fascinated with music so much that I decided to learn to write and compose my own music. At the age of 14 I starting writing. Now I’m still on this journey trying to get heard more and more, and get more people to appreciate real hip hop again.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
If you make music, rap, or sing, just keep doing it and don’t stop perfecting your craft. You get critics from everywhere in life so expect opinions to come your way and be prepared for the worse and best. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, just take it with a grain of salt and keep working.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenge is getting people to hear me. I know I composed good music all around, now it’s just snagging fans and keeping them loyal and making sure they help me get to where I need to be. I love the fans I have now, but I would love for the world to hear me out and respect the real craft in this industry.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The internet is the best way to market yourself now because the world is using the web; from Africa to Japan and all over. People get their products worldwide now due to a simple web marketing scheme which is making a lot of people successful without leaving the house and working 8 hours a day.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I represent southern California as a whole because I mingle with different people from a lot of cities. There’s a lot of indie artists out here and everybody wants to get heard and be that next Drake or Future. In California it’s hard to gain fans. I personally feel our fans only go for whose hot, they don’t care about the local artists trying to get known.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I’m hoping to see myself doing more shows at bigger venues with a lot more notoriety and fans gained under my belt.
I will have more fire music of course and hopefully everybody just keeps riding through this journey with me.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
The Game and Eminem are my biggest inspirations because they, to me, are hip hop and rap. They’re ll around artists when it comes to the flow, lyrics, concepts, and delivery. I studied them for years now and I still do every chance. Nobody else really impresses me like those 2 and I feel a lot of artists were influenced by them as well in today’s industry.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
No comment on the music coming out today.
Thanks! Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.massroots.com/treeg55