|Featured, Indie Focus, WWS Radio Published: February 26, 2013
Teach – Hate If You Want ft. Lala (from Global Syndicate)
Check out the new song from Teach – Hate If You Want ft. Lala (from Global Syndicate)
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Well, I’m from Tacoma Washington and I have been here most of my life. I got to where I am today by trying to keep focused. I started a group called Dysfunctional Family almost two years ago. It contains a group of us that never really fit in to the stereotypes that surrounded us.
For example, back in school I wasn’t very popular but all of my close friends were from different groups or cliques. I always bounced around groups, I couldn’t just hang with one group. But anyway, with life experiences and being treated a certain way by people and me chasing after something bigger then myself, I have always felt like I was different and it shows through how I am to my music and even down to the way I skate.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The song I’m trying to promote right now is called Hate If You Want, it is a club bumper but the image I’m going for is more of a lyricist approach. It features Lala from Global Syndicate, the verse is pretty much teasing people because I got their girl (ha ha).
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
One of the hardest challenges I personally had to face is finding more shows. I get a rush performing. Growing up my dad had always done music shout outs to Voxx, but watching him have fun with it pushed me to do more. It just doesn’t go as planned all the time.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
One of the biggest set backs for myself was I had performed a show here in my own hometown and to be honest it felt like my city didn’t even have my back. My music isn’t considered gangster rap at all and that was for sure what they were expecting. The way I bounced back was not letting it bring me down. I’m going to keep being me, I stand by my music. It’s different and I like it. It’s not the same.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I think artists need to be careful of the things they say. I have heard so many artists say things they don’t really have or don’t really mean and it just looks bad on the artist. For example, in one of my songs the lyrics go, “I’m not talking wealthy, I don’t have that kind of money.” But I do that so people see the real me, I want to give the fans what I have to offer not what they expect to hear from me; mainly because I couldn’t give it to the fans.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Suggestions I would give to other artists would be keep being yourself. Don’t make the music you’re expected to make that makes other people happy. Make music that expresses you for who you are and not who you think you are, or what you want yourself to already be. Be you.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Skateboarding! I am a sponsored skateboarder; shout out to Nyla Elise. The owner is really cool and helps out whenever he can, however he can. He really has my back. Skating has been around for years for me. Or my older brother Andrew “Lowstax” Lomax, he promotes like a beast. We have also got into contact with James Warsinske from Indie Power. He will be helping with promoting also.
Where can people visit you?
Facebook, look up Brandon Teach Lomax.
For instagram, which I’m new at, would be @thatclassyboyteachdf
For Twitter Teach @brandondimitri