Check out the new song from TreeTop – Fed Up
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Dallas, TX born and raised. It’s funny how things work because this time last year I’d taken a break from music due to some personal issues, but I kept writing and ran into the homie C.Hen who helped me get Growing Cycles out. From there things have just been happening. It’s all a blessing!
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Fed Up is for the realest. I tackled political and social issues most are afraid to speak about. The beauty of the track is that it’s all factual lyrics which is what I’m all about. The track can be found on Growing Cycles The Mixtape on datpiff and soundcloud.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Getting my music heard is by far the hardest thing I’ve faced. With there being so much inconsistency in music people just enjoy hearing the beat now. Most don’t even hear the artist words. If they did most these artist wouldn’t be where they are. So when I tell someone “I’m a artist or rapper” they quickly write me off thinking I’m the same as the next man.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
I would have to say last summer at an open mic I gave a 16 bar acapella verse. The crowd could careless of what I was saying. Matter fact someone in the crowd said “You shoulda used a beat.” From that moment on I changed my approach. I had to realize that my city for the most part cares little about lyrics. So I had to get back to the drawing board.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
I would say not losing your creativity and originality. So many artists stepped in the game hungry and spitting that real fire. Along comes a major and they sell out. They slowly become studio thugs.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Stay consistent. Good music can’t be denied. Sure you may not have a machine behind you, but with God anything is possible. Don’t change who you are for money that doesn’t hold much value in the first place.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Currently the internet is the platform I’m using. It’s cheaper and efficient. If you can build a following through the net then you know you have real talent because the fans either have actually listened or word of mouth has been spreading.
Where can people visit you?
Follow me @treetodallas
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