Multiple Petes

Coming from the Suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, is a music producer by the name of Multiplication Peter. He attended UVM and majored in Sociology, “I chose it because it seemed to have the most interesting classes,” he spoke on choosing that specific major. He’s currently working at a criminal defense firm and finishing up law school, all while making beats on the side. “I always fucked around with music and then senior year of college, so 2015, Cam gave me an old midi keyboard, which allowed me to have my own set up and I had my first placement a few months later,” He mentions when talking about how long he’s been interested in the music industry. 

Asking Peter what made him pursue music he mentioned, “I have always loved music, specifically beats. I remember growing up listening to 50 Cent and my mom would be taken aback by the lyrics, meanwhile I wasn’t paying attention to the lyrics, nor would I have understood them at the time probably. I was just fucking with the rhythms and melodies. I grew up with Cam Meekins so he was a big reason why I really got into making my own music and making beats.” He also speaks on how Kanye is a big music inspiration for him, for getting into this type of career. 

I had asked Peter who he’s worked with so far in the music industry, “Cam Meekins, Michael Christmas, Matt Corman, Og Swaggerdick, Shwayze, Marty Grimes, Lord Felix and some others,” was his response. I then followed with who he would want to work with in the future, “I would love to get in the studio with Smino, been tryna get a song with my guy Cousin Stizz,” he answered. For any fans of Multiple Petes beats, you definitely could picture a song with Cousin Stizz in the near future. Grasping the fact of music and working with future artists, I asked what his favorite song is right now and he responded with “probably What’s Poppin by Jack Harlow.” 

A music producer goes through a lot of challenges like any artist does, and I asked Peter what were some challenges he went through, “some of the main challenges starting out as a producer are just getting placements, sales and generally getting positive feedback on your beats. You will send out a lot of stuff and just hear nothing back and that can be frustrating and disheartening but you just gotta keep grinding and working until you start seeing results. I don’t know that my goals have really changed yet, I’m still just trying to work with as many dope artists as possible. I guess something I’ve been doing more recently that I didn’t envision at first is working on producer tapes and putting out my own songs featuring my beats and the homies doing the vocals.” I also asked him about goals he had for himself starting out and this is what he had to say, “as far as goals it was similar shit, just tryna get as many placements as possible really, sales are dope too, but getting a song with an artist I really fuck with is much more rewarding to me, they usually pay better too haha.” 

In interviews, I always love to ask the artist or producers, where they see themselves in five years, “In 5 years I’d love to be producing full time or managing a small label or recording studio kinda deal. It’d be cool to be able to combine my interests in music and the law especially if it were in a setting where I could help up and coming independent artists,” he said. In my perspective, I can see that being a career for Multiple Petes. The industry needs someone like that too be able to help those upcoming independent artists get their music out to the world. 

Wrapping up this interview with Multiplication Petes, I asked him if he didn’t have the job he has now what would he be doing? “If I wasn’t in law school right now I don’t know what I’d be doing, I’d guess either doing music full time or in some classic 9-5 sales type job,” was his response. Most artists I’ve interviewed have had a similar answer to that 9-5 career, or currently have that 9-5 career and are trying to build up their music career on the side. If you don’t know of Multiple Petes beats and want to, his music and social media platforms will be down below to check them out! If you’re an upcoming artist and want beats hit him up, or if you’re a future music producer in the making and need inspiration check Peter out! 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMbcCHwiRoL1ojOzMykaPhA

https://soundcloud.com/multiplepetes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/multiplepetes/1434076429?ign-gact=3&ls=1

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Rdh8nQRJqQWqgd7Nk6H1z?si=mEHXw6H8RHKbFfGMMEbA3A

https://www.instagram.com/multiplepetes/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/multiplepetes

https://www.facebook.com/multiplepetes/

Marc E. Bassy

From San Francisco, California, comes an artist by the name of Marc Griffin, also known as Marc E. Bassy. Bassy attended UC Santa Cruz, until pursuing further into his music career, to become the CEO/Recording Artist he is today. “Something that I always did naturally when I found out it was an option as a career I jumped for it,” Bassy says when asked what made him pursue music. He also mentions how his parents were a big impact and inspiration to him for choosing this career. 

“My career is my life, I live for what I build with my partners,” Bassy speaks on when asked how his career has impacted his life today. A lot of artists will mention their music career being their life, and the only thing that matters to them is making the music they want to make. “I was writing little songs since I was a kid but taking it seriously since I was 17,” Bassy answers for how long he’s been making music. I always like to ask music artists if they’re signed, or see themselves being signed in the near future. Marc E. Bassy recently left and ventured into starting his own label. When it comes to record labels and getting signed, a lot of artists will venture down the independent route and go their own way. For some, like Bassy, they create their own label to make sure everything is going how they want. 

Getting into music with Bassy I asked him who he’s worked with and would want to work with in the future. “G-Eazy, Kehlani, Skizzy, Diana Jane, Missy just to name a few, and I would say Stevie Wonder, he is just someone that is undeniably talented.” Following up with that question, he mentions how he doesn’t really have a favorite song or album of his, but he said for right now “Where We’re From,” is his top choice. Within the topic of music, I asked Bassy if he had any advice for someone trying to pursue this type of career, or even when it comes to writing music. Bassy speaks on “If it feels like a struggle it’s probably not for you,” when it comes to pursuing this type of career. He also mentions to “stay true to yourself and use life that is around you,” for writing tips. 

“In this tour I have a fan that is attending 10 of the 24 show in this tour,” Bassy spoke about when asked what his crazy fan experience was. The PMD tour that kicked off on February 7th with Gianni and Kyle, and ends March 20th, is the current tour Bassy is speaking about with this specific fan. A lot of fans travel to certain cities, or almost every city on a certain tour of their favorites to support them and keep that love going for them. Myself and some friends have done something similar to this, but ten shows is incredible. If you’re that fan that Bassy is speaking about, props to you and keep doing it! 

To wrap up this interview, I asked Bassy if there’s any changes he would make to the career he has and for his response he says, “Not that I can think of.” Every artist is different when it comes to changes they would want made, or what they could improve on, but Bassy has his head in the right direction with his career and it shows. Leading off of that question, I also asked him where he sees himself in the future, or five years even and he responds, “Top 10 Artist in 2020.” Fans of Bassy, we got to make this happen for him. Having been a fan of Marc E. Bassy for roughly six years now and counting, I can truly say he’s progressed in so many ways and is making his way to the Top Artist. If you’re a fan of Bassy reading this, or a new fan even, keep the love and support going strong for him! Links to his music and social media platforms will be down below! 

https://www.marcebassy.com/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3tQx1LPXbsYjE9VwN1Peaa?si=PMLxkOIlTYexFSHAHLrdUA 

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/marc-e-bassy/899254194

https://www.youtube.com/user/marcgrif

https://soundcloud.com/marc_e_bassy

https://www.instagram.com/marcebassy/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/MARCEBASSY

https://www.facebook.com/MarcEBassyMusic/

PMD Tour

On February 23, 2020, my friend and I saw Marc E. Bassy and Gianni&Kyle on the PMD Tour at Brighton Music Hall. We got there a little after doors around 7pm, and waited outside until we were let in. When we got inside, we walked around to find a good middle spot to stand in for the show, and had got a drink. A DJ came on stage to get the crowd going and hyped for Gianni&Kyle to open up, and let me tell you we were hyped to see them.

Finally they came on stage and sang their songs, some new ones, and some old favorites. I just remember we were singing our hearts out to Pop a Pill, and they saw us in the crowd and sang with us to it. Everyone seemed to know their songs and it made us happy, from seeing them open up for Hoodie Allen and becoming bigger is a heartwarming feeling. Their DJ was enjoying the crowd, and made us laugh with some dad jokes here and there throughout their stage time. When they sang their end song, it was time for Marc E. Bassy to come out soon.

The music was playing, the lights were dimmed, and the stage was getting ready for Bassy. After everything was set up and around 9pm Marc E. Bassy took the stage. I was screaming every lyric almost to every song he performed, since it had been awhile when I last saw him perform. Bassy puts on this incredible stage performance, and always gets involved with the crowd one way or another. During the middle of his set, he came into the audience and sang while dancing and singing with fans. I always love when he does that because everyone is hyped for him, and always excited to see him face to face.

Towards the end of his set he performed one of my favorite songs off his new album, PMD, called Just My Luck featuring Blackbear. It was one of the best things I’ve witnessed hearing that song live. In the end when everyone was chanting “encore,” he came back out to perform another song off his album called Right Now featuring Tory Lanez. Hearing that song live was probably one of the most memorable things I wont stop talking about. The whole night was something I’ll always remember and talk about, from hearing my favorite songs live, reuniting with Gianni afterwards, and just having a good time. My friend and I will definitely see Bassy again, on top of our faves Gianni&Kyle next time each tour. I recommend seeing them as well if you haven’t already.

TREVi

From northern Massachusetts, in a city known for its “witch trials,” comes an artist by the name of TREVi. “No one at my day job knows I’m a rapper, I’m basically Miley Stewart in the office and Hannah on stage and I’d like to keep it that way for a while. I want to be taken seriously in both my professions, so that’s why I create music from my stage name. Also, no one wants to listen to a rapper named Connor.” TREVi went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and majored in Engineering, with a civil concentration and a minor in Entrepreneurship. “Management engineering is not something that’s offered at many schools. I originally chose to go to WPI because it had a great basketball program and I was always really good at engineering – aka problem solving and figuring out how things work. I also always envisioned myself working in business, making financial decisions, etc. So when I found out that WPI had management engineering where I could study both, it made perfect sense. The entrepreneurship minor was strictly for the music though.”

TREVi is currently an assistant project manager for a construction management firm, and after his day job he switches over to the music aspect of his life. “Only rapper with an engineering degree,” he says when asked about his current job. TREVi has been making music since the Spring of 2017, and states how he got into making music. “I fell in love with creating. My main producer and best friend T-Raffe started seriously producing music around the Spring of 2017 – my junior year in college. At first, I would just write lyrics to his beats for fun. But after a few sessions together, I knew that this was something I wanted to pursue. We both did. We would record songs in an empty room, just a mic and a computer, with absolutely no idea what we were doing. Him and I actually listened to a few of our first recordings the other day and they were comically bad compared to where we are now. But that was our art and it’s what has driven this whole journey: the ability to create something out of nothing and constantly push yourself to get better.” For any artist reading, it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been making music to be able to create something you love. TREVi recently started getting into making music, and has seen progress from the amount of work he puts into it for his passion for it. 

When I ask artists what made them pursue the career they have now, or who inspired them to make music or produce, it’s getting to know them better and on a personal level for their inspirations. “First and foremost, my father has inspired my music career and life more than anyone. My pops has been a drummer his whole life and has exposed me to every single genre of music since I was kid. Going to watch him gig is one of my favorite things.” TREVi said for his inspiration being his father, “Unfortunately, he has never been able to make that passion a full time career and has had to work an extremely physically demanding job to pay the bills for the last 30 years. He’s an absolute beast, his work ethic is unlike anyone I’ve ever seen. So when people ask me, “how do you manage working a full time engineering job and have a music career?” I always think about his work ethic and how I don’t want him to have to grind his ass off for the rest of his life. I really just want to be able to make a real career out of music and buy him a mansion on the lake.” TREVi also mentions “Other people who have inspired me in music have been Drake for his ability to “zero to 100 real quick” in how he can make a love song then flip the script and be one of the hardest rappers. Mike Stud in the same sense for how they’ve both been able to expand their sounds outside the lines of “their genre” and just create the music they like to listen to. Brad Paisley is another artist that has inspired my music a ton as well, for his imagery and storytelling abilities. Jay-Z for his double (sometimes triple) entendres – I love to challenge myself and put hidden meanings in my lyrics. There’s endless artists whose music has inspired me in one way or another, but I try to stay true to my own unique sound and style.” 

It’s always good to have other artists be an inspiration for learning how they became who they are today, and how it benefits yourself as a creator in the industry. Within this industry, there’s a lot of advice artists like to give out to help others, so I had asked TREVi what advice he would give when it comes to music and writing. “My biggest advice would be to write everything down. Whether in your notes on your iPhone or in a notebook, write down anything that inspires you, anything you think is cool, a word you thought was funny or odd, something you saw on tv, whatever it is…jot it down. Some of my best songs have stemmed from one little line or phrase that I quickly wrote in my notes and didn’t even think about for days. So much can manifest out of writing down something simple.” When it comes to advice about pursuing the music career aspect, TREVi speaks on “It’s 2020 do whatever the fuck makes you happy. I’m a white kid from Massachusetts, who went to engineering school and sometimes I rock the shit out of a stage spitting my rap lyrics. You know how many people laughed when I said I was going to be a rapper? Follow your heart, ignore everyone.” 

Speaking of music, I asked TREVi who he’s worked with and would want to work with in the future and this is his response, “I’ve done collabs with Sammy Adams, Flyboi D-Bone, Washy, Christien Morneweck, and a few others. I would love to work with Kelechi, Chelsea Cutler, Ingrid Andress, Drake, Mike, Sam Hunt, James Arthur, Post Malone, Young Thug, Jeremy Zucker, Chance the Rapper.”

Talking to TREVi about his future collaboration ideas and his personal music, I asked him how his music has changed over the years and he said, “I feel like my music has started to evolve as my mind has over the past few years. Listening back to my first mixtape, Library Lines, I know I was speaking my truth as a college senior. However, when you go from partying all day and night with your best friends to working in “the real world” every single day, you change. Your outlook on life changes. Your mind evolves and so did my music. I think my album, Little Luck, Lotta Heart, illustrates a lot of how I’ve grown.” I also always love to ask the artists what their favorite song is of theirs and for TREVi he answers with “My favorite song that I’ve done so far is the title track of the album, LLLH., Little Luck, Lotta Heart.  I feel like it encapsulates how we’ve gotten to this point and will motivate us into the future.” 

Wrapping up the interview, I asked TREVi if there’s any changes he would make to his career, and he states, “I truly enjoy the job that I have. I have worked on some really cool projects and have been able to see my hard work help to create new buildings and spaces. In fact, what I do on a day to day basis is a perfect analogy to my music career; each new construction project is just like a music project. Some construction projects are huge and take months to years like an album, some are quick hit singles. Either way, there is a lot of backend hard work, collaboration, ideas, challenges, etc. for both and I’m simply creating something new for others to enjoy.” I also ask every artist or producer where they see themselves in five years and TREVi mentions “I see myself touring with my team and performing for audiences all over the world. LLLH.”  In the end, TREVi is currently not signed to a record label and say’s “I plan to build this organically, however I’m always open to any opportunity that may arise.” For fans of TREVi reading this, or to the new fans of his, be on the lookout for his upcoming music! He’s definitely one you won’t want to miss, and his social media/music platform links will be down below! 

https://trevlikesmusic.com/

https://www.instagram.com/trevlikespictures/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/TREViTweet

https://soundcloud.com/librarylines

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2BkgxrHfL2RqDtzehO2rZO?si=_EBkO_PURF-Jx2TcCXg3Yw

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/trevi/1402255444

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA9DbFKZdy5u1uMgt7WcpQA

EJ Noro

Eric Justin Antinoro is from North Andover, Massachusetts, and goes by the name of EJ Noro. EJ went to a community college nearby where he lives for two years and was taking core classes at first. EJ was unsure what he wanted to do and dropped out. “I decided that school was not for me,” and EJ states what a lot of people think about when in school. “I am mainly self employed as a DJ/Producer and I also do a lot of photo and video work. Also I currently work part time as a manager at a grocery store,” when I asked EJ what he does for a career. I asked him what made him pursue getting into being a DJ/Producer and he spoke on, “My dad was always making music for himself and other people when I was growing up. He plays guitar and has been in multiple bands that I can remember. That definitely got me interested as a kid. However, I didn’t really get into it until my senior year of high school. I was really into drawing at the time, but I realized that I wanted a different outlet for my creativity; something that leaves a longer and more profound impression on the consumer. So I chose to drop the drawing, and focus on the music instead.”

When it comes to interviewing artists, and asking what made them pursue or who inspired them to do what they do today, it’s a little different for DJs/Music Producers. “It’s sort of a foggy area when it comes to ‘how’ and ‘when’ you are officially considered as a DJ or music producer. Some people plug into an aux cord once and say they’re a DJ. So I would say for me it really started on the day that I decided that this is really what I wanted to do, which was some time right after high school,” EJ says when I asked him how he became a DJ/Producer, and the thought behind his decision in becoming one. EJ has been producing music for about 5 years and DJing for about 4 years now he mentioned. I asked EJ who his inspiration was for pursuing the music career he has now, and he said, “my family in general always inspired me with encouragement. As far as musical inspirations, my top artists would have to be Major Lazer, Avicii, Flume, Skrillex and David Guetta.” 

DJ’s and artists are similar in the music industry when it comes to starting out, and the connections you build throughout the whole journey. I asked EJ what are some challenges and goals when starting out as a DJ, and how they change over time and this is what he had to say, “Well, in the music world it is really all about connecting with people and building relationships with artists and friends who can help you along the way as you do the same for them. That was the hardest part for me; trying to figure out how to put myself in a position to build my network of people. I was lucky at the beginning to have a lot of help from my friends Nick Cincotta and Andrew Scola when it came to meeting people and being in places where I could start making those connections.” 

A piece of advice that EJ speaks on when becoming a DJ, or becoming a successful one is, “The first and most important thing that I learned when it comes to DJing is that you need to really be able to know your crowd. Not necessarily before you begin though, It is okay to go into any DJ set with an open mind. The best DJs are the ones who have the ability to be musically flexible while still staying true to yourself as an artist. I learned this the hard way when I DJed my first school dance and all I played was EDM while everyone wanted hip hop and top 40!” His advice is something I would highly listen to when it comes to playing sets, you never know the vibe of your crowd until you start playing certain genres, but you also have to stay true to yourself and your “image.” With that being said, I asked EJ what are some considerations when it comes to playing a track, and which ones to play next, and he said, “Most of the time it is a lot easier than people may think. If there is a style of track that people are reacting positively to, then you can bet that they will enjoy another one. It is also the DJs job to decide when to try and switch it up to a different style. It’s all about reading the crowd.” 

I asked EJ who are some artists he’s worked with and he mentions, “I have worked with a lot of local artists such as Nick Cincotta, Rapta, Sixztar and TJ Hickey. As well as some people around the country such as Philly K, Blest Jones and SH3.” I also asked who are some artists in the future he wants to work with, and he said, “I’m not really the type of person who focuses on names when it comes to who I want to work with. It’s usually just a spontaneous decision when I find someone whose style I like. Other than that I am mostly looking forward to collaborating with my friends who are also into making music.” From that answer if anyone needs a DJ or help with producing, I’ll have EJ’s social media links down below to get in contact with! 

To wrap up this interview, I asked EJ if he currently has a favorite song or track of his, and his favorite scene to play where he said, “I’d like to say that all of the music I make is my favorite because why would I make anything otherwise! But my current favorite is an unreleased track of mine with my friend Ben Mader called “Binge.”” For a favorite scene to play, EJ said, “Each scene has its qualities that I like. School dances are fun because you never know what is going to happen. Shows are fun because the energy is always really high. Mostly I enjoy DJing parties with my friends because that is when I have the most musical freedom and the connection between myself and the people in the room is a lot more personal.” In the end, EJ says he doesn’t exactly know where he sees himself in five years, but he sees himself living off of music or something along the lines of it. EJ also states if he didn’t have this job he would want to be a video game tester. If anyone is in need of a DJ, or producer EJ’s links will be down below! 

 

https://www.instagram.com/ejnoro/

https://www.facebook.com/ejnoro/

https://twitter.com/ejnoro

https://open.spotify.com/artist/771GUhJo4vB0FKBMgC8CRw?si=XntszctITqWbdcCY6-aM2g

https://soundcloud.com/ejnoro

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ej-noro/1213474275

Get Lucky Tour

Hey guys, so for this post I wanted to do a little #TBT to seeing Sammy on his recent Holiday tour! Enjoy!

It’s been roughly two years since the last Sammy Adams Holiday Tour I attended, but that all changed on December 27th, 2019. Sammy had come back from a well needed break due to personal health reasons to perform for his Holiday Get Lucky Tour. So for this post I wanted to share my experience about seeing him. On this tour, he started in New Jersey and ended in his hometown Boston, with opening acts INDY Raps, Francc music, TREVi, TJ Hickey, and AZIZ The Shake. 

My friend from New Jersey came to the Boston show with me from an annual reunion we always do. We got to the venue fairly early for VIP, and waited with our other friends in line. Eventually VIP started to check in, and after waiting a little while longer we were going inside. Waiting to meet Sammy again after waiting for two years for him to tour, was a little nerve racking. I had written him a letter (like I always do) saying what I couldn’t say in VIP, and to make sure he reads it after the show. Once we all got our pictures with him, we headed to barricade and took turns holding each others spots to get tour merch or drinks. Finally the show was starting, something we were all counting down the minutes until. 

The first act to perform was Francc music, followed by Trevi, TJ hickey, and then AZIZ The Shake. In-between these acts was a DJ whose name is Dugas. He played some songs before each opening act came on, and then Sammy’s DJ took over before AZIZ The Shake took the stage. Getting us all hyped thinking Sammy was on but AZIZ did a really good job hyping the crowd. He had his crew with him on stage and they were hyping him and the crowd up as well. When AZIZ left the stage it was all eye on Braun, Sammy’s DJ. He was making sure we were ready or Sammy, and let me tell you…we’ve been ready. 

Sammy came on the stage opening with We Are the Ones, and continuing on with oldies and new songs. When he stopped singing he would talk to us about what had happened to him and the break he needed to take due to health concerns. The crowd was in awe when it came to his speech about being in the hospital bed and thinking his life was over, not being able to perform anymore or more importantly walking. He told us he wrote the song Talking to Myself in the hospital and that it hit home to him. Talking to Myself is one of my favorite songs of Sammy’s due to how he opens up, and expresses his feelings like he did in mixtape WIZZY, and album Boston’s Boy. After the heart warming speech, he then got the crowd going for Where You Are, and the crowd was screaming the chorus over and over again to where Sammy kept repeating the song. Finishing up the show he performed LA Story, I Hate College, and some other favorites especially All Night Longer. He ended the show with his newest single Yea Yea, and hearing that live is something I’ll always love. The song is so catchy everyone can sing along and have fun while doing so. 

It was hard to say goodbye to Sammy, watching him get off the stage and not knowing when I’ll see him next. It’ll be a good 2020 for him though, I can feel it. Fans of Sammy reading this, be on the lookout for some new music for sure. Wrapping up this tour recap, I think it’s always good to see your favorites live and the love you share with others in the venue is something special. Sammy always tries his best to perform at the most, so fans have that memory forever, and he definitely accomplished that Friday night. I can’t wait to share my next memory with Sammy, or even any other artist in general, so be on the lookout for my next concert adventure! 

TJ Hickey

From Charlestown, Massachusetts, comes an artist by the name of TJ Hickey. TJ attended Union College to where he later attended Trinity College and studied Anthropology. He chose that major from it being his first class where he got an A in, and decided to go along with majoring in it. TJ currently works as a spokesperson for a campaign, and makes music. He’s been making music for about 6 years now, “I always did music as a joke with my friends and teammates and would write raps about kids on our team. Then I was cut from college hockey team and decided to pursue music seriously,” he responded when asked about what made him pursue making music. When I asked TJ who inspired him to make music, or choose the career he has now he said, “I actually had a friend that was making music and I always enjoyed helping him then I thought, ”Hey, I can do that too” and ran with it.” 

I always ask the artists if they’re signed, see themselves becoming signed, or wanting to be independent and for TJ he isn’t signed and says, “I don’t see myself unless it was an undeniable deal.” His response is how most artists respond for being signed, they like to be independent and do everything on their own until that unbelievable deal comes along. It’s a challenge a lot of artists can face, but with the fans and hard work, they can accomplish anything. When it comes to having another job onto of being an artist, it can be tricky. TJ speaks on how his career has impacted his life from it all, “having a day to day job is VERY different from the music scene and the two do clash because music is a bit outside the norm.” 

Further into discussing his music career, I asked TJ what would be his advice for writing music and he says, “Get lost. Lose yourself in the music and tell a story that gets people to escape real life even if it’s just for a little bit.” Which is definitely something to listen to when it comes to writing music, to write from within and write what you would want to hear more or less. Another piece of advice TJ speaks on when it comes to someone wanting to pursue a career in music is, “my first thing I tell people if you have to LOVE it. You have to do it for you and not care about others opinions. Music is a long, long journey and there are A LOT of critics so you have to love it to deal with the shortcomings.” All solid advice from TJ, and for music writers or future upcoming artists reading, take his advice! It’ll help in the long run. 

After discussing TJ’s music career and the advice he would give to upcoming artists, or music writers, I asked him about his own music and the changes that have happened throughout the years. “Oh man. So much! I sing so much more now and my music is soo mature. Years of practicing and experimenting,” TJ said when I asked how his latest music had changed from his oldest. He also says that his favorite song to show people is “Feel Free, but my personal favorite is “Meaning of Life” both are off my latest album “A Little Bit Of Everything.”” He also mentions how he wants to work with Sammy Adams, Skizzy Mars, and Mike Stud in the near future. TJ Has currently worked with other artists like Huey Mack, Cam Meekins, Futuristic, Mod Sun, Jared Evan, Devvon Terrell, Jitta On The Track, and more. For fans of TJ reading, I can say that the new music will be worth the wait for these features come later on. 

In these interviews, I always look forward to hearing why they wanted to make music, who inspired them, or the crazy fan experiences they encounter. TJ mentions his craziest fan experience is “fans tatting my lyrics on them in general is wild to me,” which I can vouch for since I have my favorite artists handwriting tattooed on myself. It’s an exciting thing for artists, and even the fans to have a tattoo in someone’s handwriting, especially for someone they care about. My last couple of questions for TJ to wrap up the interview was where does he see himself in five years and this is what he had to say, “I plan on doing this forever and I hope it hits more ears cause I truly believe I make great music.” He also mentions that he’s exactly where he’s supposed to be, and in time he’ll be further into his career. That’s the kind of mindset artists should have, and anyone reading! If you set your mind to something, and work on it, you’ll achieve your dreams and goals in no time. That being said, If you haven’t heard of TJ Hickey, or his latest music check out his music and social media platforms down below! 

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Q2AyLfZdQ108qXMWJf6lv?si=ytwMgnisRsmbzaoGjkJuzA

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/tj-hickey/889664184

https://soundcloud.com/tj_hickey

https://www.facebook.com/TJHickeyMusic/

https://www.instagram.com/tj_hickey/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/tj_hickey