Listen to BT The Artist's new song "Change" and let us know your thoughts on this hip-hop rising star.
What the artist had to say when Longe asked questions:
What is one message you would give to your fans? I’d like to say thank you for listening and allowing me to do what I love in life. Thank you for digesting the lyrics and trying to be the change this world needs.
What is the most useless talent you have? I’m good at almost every sport but I didn’t make it pro, so as an adult it’s useless.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs? I usually rehearse my songs in the shower but if I have my playlist on shuffle, it’s usually a mix between rap and R&B.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career? I’d be a child therapist because that’s what I went to school for. I have a bachelor's in psychology and a minor and hospitality.
Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you I performed at tons of events around the east coast. My favorite venue was the Boston Statehouse and I do not have a least favorite. All of the shows have been so fun and upbeat.
Have any upcoming shows?
Due to the pandemic and I have not been performing, but I will stream a live performance on YouTube and other social media platforms in November.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet makes it easier for an independent artist’s music to be heard. It also allows for labels and distribution companies to get in contact with independent artists.
What first got you into music?
I always loved music ever since I was a little kid. I and my friends use to write verses and vote on the best verse. It was fun because it was like WuTang Clan in the back stairwell together spitting rhymes.
Who inspired you to make music?
A lot of what’s going on in the world inspires me to make music. The best motivator I have is my family. Trying to give them a better life while doing what I love to do is the best motivation there is.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I create a lot of music people can dance to but a common theme throughout my music is motivation. Helping people get through a tough time and shedding light on things that need to change in the world.
What is your creative process like?
I love to write and put the puzzle of creating a song together. I usually start by thinking of a topic matter, then I find a beat that gives the emotion behind the topic matter. Then I start writing. I also have a studio in my house so I can make a raw cut before bringing it to an engineer to mix.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I love to collaborate with singers, male or female. Since I rap and harmonize on the beat a lot I love to have a singer to give a different vibe on a track.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business? The internet makes it easier for an independent artist’s music to be heard. It also allows for labels and distribution companies to get in contact with independent artists.
What is your favorite song to perform?
My favorite song to perform is "LIT" because the whole crowd seems to erupt. My favorite songs always seem the be the one the crowd reacts the best too. Which famous musicians do you admire? I admire a ton of musicians. I am an old soul so I listen to 2Pac, bone thugs, LL Cool J, Eminem, snoop, 50 cents, Lil Wayne, usher, Lyfe Jennings, Isley brothers, and tons more.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
I've never really gotten into any trouble. Aside from the immature things kids do growing up, I always made pretty good decisions. The most trouble I got in had to do with altercations with other students in school. But that even rarely happened because I am an easy-going person.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
The best advice I have ever gotten was believed I'm yourself. You know what seems right and seems wrong. Don’t fall into peer pressure. Believe in yourself and learn from your mistakes. Don’t let mistakes stop you from doing things you want to do because the easiest way to learn something is by making a mistake.
The question is will u continue to make the same mistake? If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
If I could change 1 thing about the industry, it would be all the “rap beef.” A lot of artists have been losing their lives of careers due to things they said in a track or social media. There’s too much money out there and venues to fill. Keep your eyes on the prize.
What’s next for you?
I take it a step at a time. I am having so much fun creating music videos and writing new songs for my album. I am also rehearsing for my live show in November. I’m Dropping an album and hopefully closing a distribution deal. So the timeline seems great, I just need to continue what I’m doing and you will see the artist everywhere!!!!