Interview With ZTA TV
What drew you to the music industry?
I’ve always loved art in any form. When I was 12 I first got internet and 2 years later I had downloaded FL Studio 9 and was making beats.
Who are you inspired by? A lot of artists inspired me over the past couple decades, one of the most memorable to me is Lex Luger who produced “Hard in the Paint” by Waka Flocka - that was a game changer for me, I was making a lot of ambient/chill/electronic type beats and after that I started experimenting with trap and rap beats more. Fast forward a few years later and I started experimenting with psychedelics, I started writing out my own songs and eventually started mashing together rap and electronic beats. I’m heavily inspired by people who like to push beyond the boundaries of conventional art and like to experiment with new styles. A$AP Mob, Young Thug, Playboi Carti, Migos, Future, & a lot of other southern rappers really changed the sound of modern rap music.
Please explain your creative process Honestly, each song comes to me from life experience. I wouldn’t say I have any “routine” to how I build my art, essentially it just creates itself as I experience life.
What’s an average day like for you? I smoke a lot of weed, make beats for most of the day. You know, regular musician stuff.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music? Most of my music is just party songs or something to chill out to, I find most people listen to music as an escape from life, so I create music that has positive energy to it. I do have some songs that are a little different too - a little darker, but like I said my music comes from life experience, and life always has its ups and downs.
Do you collaborate with others? What is that process? I work with some local artists I’ve met over the years, You can hear some of them on my recent releases. I usually create different beats and then send ideas over to different artists and we see what we can do from there.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans I try to respond to as many fans as possible, I’m honestly still and up and coming artist and don’t have many, but my music has been growing fast. I’m usually locked away in the studio creating new music.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why? My favorite part would have to be the fact that I can create anything I want, being and independent artist = pure freedom. My least favorite might be the lack of appreciation artists get for their music.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your Footsteps? Just be yourself, music is art and you’ll find yourself much happier if you focus on being yourself first.