- What is your name and what city do you rep? Teezy Cartier. Birmingham, AL.
- What is unique about you and your music? What's unique about me is my interests things in like sacred geometry, chakras and things like that juxtaposed with being raised in the Tuxedo Housing Projects. It's a very delicate balance and you can say a walk that line very well. My interests and my pallet varies but it's all about what speaks to me, spiritually.
- What shaped your music? Legends like Outkast, Jimi Hendrix, Kanye, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z. I have really been getting into trying mesh hip-hop with drum and bass as well as future bass, so... stay tuned! My music just comes from a place of nostalgia for me yet also an attempt to paint a picture perfect future. A "future perfect" flow, if you will.
- When did you realize you were going to make music professionally? When I was in the 6th grade, my teacher made me do poetry. I had never done it before but the poem got pretty good reviews. My late friend, Torian Durden, got me to start rapping after I starting complaining about Lil Bow Wow. My first rap was basically a parody track I wrote to one of his hits at the time. But Torian got me started rapping and since then, I knew that I had to take this as far as I could go. Real life just happened to be in my way...
- What type of music do you listen to? I listen to like really ignorant bass heavy trap shit. But I also like to listen to early 2000s alt rock and late 2000s emo music. I love Fall Out Boy. I am really into EDM of any kind. But I really just listen to anything that is musically sound and has a story I can relate to, regardless of genre. I played in a band since I was in 4th grade. I was tuba. I stopped when I went to college because I ain't carrying that big ass tuba in this hot ass weather. Are you kidding me?
- Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist? The most undervalued music artist is always the one that stays true to his or herself, regardless of what's hot. And I can name a ton of those...
Me, for instance. ;)
- How do you prepare for your performances? I prepare for my performances by just making sure I know my lines and staying loose. It's all about having the time of your life out there and that is the easy part...
- What ignites your (song) writing flow? I think it can be anything from a great bass line to a nice melody or even the story that made the beat. I can always tell when the beat drops if it's going to be that heat or not because I am a consumer at the end of the day, too! I want to give you something I can ride to. If I can't ride to it, it ain't worth sharing.
- What do you do when you don't do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about? I do a lot of research about history and just how the world works. I am eternally curious about why people do things. Like why did the Romans let the Barbarians in the gate if they knew what they were about? Why is Israel constantly at odds with every country around it but Saudi Arabia? You know?
- Success to you is...,Success to me would be having the freedom to create without worrying about my finances. But until I get there, my finances are my number one priority.
- What do you wish you were told when you first started rapping that you think would help anyone recently starting artists out? Just do it. You good. Just go out there and be you. If people fuck with you, then that's cool. If they don't, that's cool, too! But, at least, you will know...
- Any upcoming projects? Lookout for me to be dropping more songs on my soundcloud and music videos dropping on my Youtube. Other than that, 2020 is coming...
- Where do we find you music / music project?
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