Q: Please introduce yourself to the readers and how you first got into this field of work –and who were some of your influences growing up?
-Wassup I go by BT the Artist and my biggest influence were my friends and family around me. Growing up we would always write freestyles to different beats and see whose the best. It was so fun competing with your friends to see who had the better verse. It’s even more funny to see who had the worst verse. Growing up I listened to a lot of Eminem, 2pac, Biggy, 50 Cent, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne. I was young but I had an old soul when it came to music.
Q: What kind of training have you had, if any?
I never had any training in a classroom setting, but I shadowed some studio sessions and wrote a lot of music growing up. After I finished playing sports I began to take music more serious and I believe the best training is the experience. I listen to people advice when they hear my music and take that into my next song. You're forever learning in the music world. I have tons of songs written and I feel the more I write, the better my songs get to this day.
Q: What has been your favourite project to work on so far?
To be honest my favorite song changes every single time I write a song. Right now my favorite song is All The Risks, but that is also the last song I recorded. I can almost promise you the next song I write and the record will become my favorite song because the more you write the better you get.
Q: How did you get the gig?
My best friend Steve-O asked me to make music with him seriously. We began to write music rapidly and began recording. We recorded a few tracks and sent them to an artist from NY. He was coming to Boston and he liked the music and said we can open up for him. WE SHUT IT DOWN. While he was performing the crowd was taking pictures with me and I felt bad, but it felt awesome that my first show had such a great result.
Q: What sports do you enjoy watching?
I BARELY WATCH TV, but I do enjoy going to the movies. When I do watch tv I tend to watch things like ESPN, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, and almost all the music channels.
Q: What has been one of the biggest highlights/achievements of your career?
My biggest achievement was performing in the statehouse for the Governor of Massachusetts. I’m not really shearing if anyone really rapped there before but it was an honour to perform there.
Q: If you had a chance to work alongside anybody who would that be?
I think me and J Cole would make a great song together because we both commonly talk about empowering the black community and preach words of hope. But I also can see me making a great song with Drake because I love party music as well and believe we could get the club jumping.
Q: What projects do you have coming up?
I have so many songs recorded, but unreleased. I'm thinking of putting them out as an album or if I should release them as singles over time. My team has also been talking about dropping a double album because I have so much music recorded.
Q: Who is your inspiration?
I don’t really have any inspirational character in music. There’s a lot of talented artists that make extraordinary music, but none of them really inspire me to make music. Helping my family live a better life motivates me to work harder.
Q: What are your favorite venues to perform in?
The statehouse was my favorite venue I performed in because not many people ever get to perform there. Hands down my favorite venue!
Q: Do you have any advice for young music makers like yourself?
My advice to other music makers is NEVER GIVE UP. I have been writing music for a long time and it’s a very long process. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOUR MUSIC!!
Q: Social Profiles:
Twitter : @BTtheArtist