1. Great to have you on Pump it up Magazine. Please, introduce yourself?
Glad to be apart of Pump it Up Magazine and appreciate the support. My name is Tk and I was born and raised in Toronto. I have been recording music seriously for the past couple years.
2. How did you get started in the music business?
Music has always been apart of my life, even when no one else really was. Through the comfort of music I grew to love the art form and lyrical word play of certain artist. From a young age I started writing poetry and was really good at it. From there I started writing music and challenged myself to get better in any way I could.
3. Tell us about your new single? And what’s the story behind it
My new single “Top Down” is last release apart of my ep entitled ” Who Ever Knew”. The underling message of this single is me disregarding what anyone has to say about myself or my craft.
Letting listeners know that hate does not my mission as an artist, as well as calling out local artist for not staying true to their craft.
The track has a smooth beat which is complemented with a smooth flow.
4. What makes your productions unique? And how would you describe it? (genres/sub-genres)?
I strive to stand out and be different when it comes to the average sound of my city. I believe staying true to your sound and style will set you apart from the mass.
I would say my genre is mixed with hip-hop that is done over trap-ish types beats.
I like to challenge myself and stay versatile with my sound and style. I get bored really easy and switch up flows, topics, and other things constantly. I still keep my lyricism and word play as that is one aspect that is really important to me in my music.
5. Who are your biggest musical influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?
I am very influenced by the east coast’s lyricism and delivery but also love the west coast’s vibes and sound.My biggest musical influence from the very jump was Tupac. Fascinated with his message, versatility, and plane drive for greatness has shaped the artist I am today. Nas is another major influence for me as I love lyricism and word play. He ability to spit and the message he conveys is one like no other.
6. Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of? (awards, projects or public performances etc)
The thing I’m most proud of is my first project entitled “Who Ever Knew”. I told myself no matter what anyone said or thought about my music I was going to get this project done. I have completed the project and have shot a couple of videos for some songs. Through my push for this I have gained a lot of support and recognition with this project.
7. What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Best advice I could give to an artist is to be yourself and don’t follow trends. Setting yourself apart from everybody gives you your uniqueness. Always try to get better with your craft whether it be in a big or small way. Challenge yourself, set goals, be persistent, and believe in yourself. It can be hard to try to find your sound or style with the set sounds that are popular at the moment. Last thing, take your time but no too much time. I’m very critical of my craft and sometimes have to remind myself that overthinking can lead to the downfall of a certain song or project.
8. you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
To my fans, I thank you all so much for the support you have given me over these past years. Getting messages from fans who can barley speak English trying to tell me they love my music is mind blowing. Getting love locally and from around the world makes me know I’m on the right path.
You, my fans, give me that much more confidence in myself and the drive to create more content.
9. What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects or tours?
The next big thing/goal for me is to start preforming and master the art of entertaining a crowd. Through this I would like to do upcoming shows and network with other talented individuals. 2020 I plan keeping the ball moving with some more singles. Due to Being versatile on topics and flow, I plan releasing some uplifting songs for women of color this year.
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