Today, we sat down with our artist Tree Da Touch for an interview. Here is what he had to say:
1. How has your hometown shaped who you are as a musician today?
Being from a town where rap really isn’t appreciated as much as other cities, that has giving me the ability to be more organic in my approach and more adaptable as far as my sound goes.
2. If you could single out one artist or band that has influenced you, who would that be and why?
I would definitely say Jay-Z. The quality of his material and the consistency he has brought to every album definitely had an impact on me.
3. If you won the lottery tomorrow, what is the first thing you would buy?
I would definitely hire a lawyer first to protect my name, and an accountant to protect my finances.
4. What is your advice to fellow underground musicians in regards to remaining discipline in your craft?
Love what you do. If there’s no love in it, then your music will suffer and your motivation will run out.
5. Do you have any songwriting or recording tips you’d like to share?
Never rush through writing a song. The lyrics should fit like a puzzle. Let the words come to you.
6. How does your family and close friends feel about your music career? Have they always been supportive or have there been issues in the past?
My family have been the most supportive people throughout this process. They give me the motivation I need every day to continue my dream.
7. If you could open up for one famous artist or band, who would that be and why?
I love east coast rap so I would have to say NAS. He’s probably one of the most creative rappers that I listen to. Opening up for would be an honor.
8. If you could have a dinner with one musician who is no longer living, who would that be and why?
I would love to have dinner with Tupac and just get into his head a little bit. He made quality music in bulk that I could relate to.
9. In your time with LiquidSound Records, what is the number one thing you have enjoyed the most? Also, what is your advice to those artists who would be interested in joining the roster in the future?
I’ve enjoyed the interactions and wealth of knowledge they provide. Patience is key! You may want it all today, but how will long will it last?
10. In ten years, where do you see your music career?
In ten years, I see myself primarily writing for a label and knocking out hits. My rap career would be over but my songwriting career would just be taking off.