Check out the new song from Tish-ish – Shut Shit Down ft. Cutlass Magee
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Of course I’m from the “dirty glove,” Detroit city born and raised (west side). I’ve been doing music for about 11 years now, producing for about 4 years. I became a producer when a friend of mine heard drum parts I’ve been making up for my high school band/college band programs. So one day I went to the studio with him and never left it. I don’t make beats, I make music. I’ve been a hustler since day one. I apply that mentally to all my work!
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The title of the song is “Shut Shit Down” because that’s what I do, every show and everywhere we go! The song is for everybody and every occasion. You can shut shit down in the club, your car, at your job, any where! My colleague Cutlass Macgee is featured on this song. He’s one of Detroit hottest up and coming artist, so be on the lookout for his solo project coming really soon!
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
I’m working on some world music and techno projects. Also working on GQ’s new R&B and Hip hop solo projects. He’s dropping really soon. I did a couple tracks for the ARC choir out of Harlem (I do it all) and be on the lookout for “Ballout,” mos def a club banger; my guy Cutlass Magee ft. Zeek $mash, they killed it.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Just being a chick trying to get into the industry is a task. You have to prove yourself and earn respect. As soon as you hit the door people will run all over you if they see any signs of weakness. Don’t let em see ya sweat! You got to work twice as hard as the dudes!!
What was one of the biggest setbacks in your career and how did you bounce back?
Had to be around 2009 when my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I was at school at UAPB (Univ Arkansas Pine Bluff) when everything went down. I had to drop out of school and come home to take care of her and my younger brother. That really did something to my soul. It’s time to turn it up on this music game. Meaning it’s got to happen now for me and my family. After sitting out of school for a semester, I finished my Bachelors of art in music. Felt good to graduate from college because in Detroit, a lot people don’t even make it out of high school. So I’m blessed to have an education and my talents.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
The people you keep around you or affiliate yourself with. Don’t have no bums, slackers, crack-heads, or any kind of negative energy around you. Even if it’s your family and friends, they can fall in those categories real quick. Leave them at the crib. That can kill a career instantly. And have your paper work in order, know what’s going on within your “camp” at all times. Never half ass in a show, 100% every time.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Don’t give up and don’t give in to the bull. Don’t be afraid to be different. Don’t waste time. Stay perfecting your craft. When opportunity knocks, you better be ready to answer! Stay prayed up. God will be your friend to the end. Believe dat!
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
I’m always posting online. But I have to see and talk to the people. If it’s popping, I’m usually there with free cds for the masses. I have so much music, I can damn near drop four mix tapes today of different genres. Stay in touch with your local record stores too. You support them, they will support you!!