Rapper Terror: Q&A’s

1. How would you define yourself as an artist within a few words?

I’D SAY I’M DIVERSE WITH CONTENT BUT HOOD ALL THA WAY. I’M NOT IN2 THAT COMMERCIAL SHIT & IT REFLECTZ IN MY MUZIK. I LIKE 2 KEEP IT RAW & SAY WHUT I FEEL HOW I WANT IT 2 BE SAID.

2. Can you tell us why you chose Terror as a nickname to represent you as an artist?

I HAD A FEW DIFFERENT NAMEZ I WENT BY BUT THIS SEEMED MORE LOGICAL. MY VOICE 4 1..MY ATTITUDE 4 2 (NOT CLAIMIN 2 BE THA TUFFEST BUT I AIN’T NO PUNK EITHA), & JUST MY OVERALL PERSONA. I’M EITHER REAL GOOD @ SUTTIN SO I TERRORIZE IT OR I’M JUST REALLY BAD SO I’M TERRIBLE..SO TERROR FITS..GET IT?

3. What motivated you to become an emcee?

I BEEN RAPPIN SINCE I WUZ IN LIKE 3RD OR 4TH GRADE, MAYBE EVEN EARLIER. LISTENIN 2 RUN DMC, ERIC B & RAKIM, BEASTIE BOYS, ALL THA RAPPERS FROM THAT GOLDEN AGE ERA GAVE ME A EAR 4 HIP HOP MUZIK & IT JUST STUCK WITH ME.

4. Since you started rapping, what was the biggest challenge you had to face?

MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE..& STILL IZ..IZ TRYNA DO A COMMERCIAL SONG. IT AIN’T ME SO IT’Z A HARD THING 4 ME 2 ACCOMPLISH. I’M NOT IN2 THAT BUBBLE GUM YUMMY YUM BULLSHIT SO IT’Z HARD 2 TRY 2 CATER 2 THOZE WHO LIKE THAT TYPE OF RAP MUZIK. RIDIN A BEAT & SPITTIN MY SHIT IZ NATURAL 2 ME.

5. Which artist(s) is/are your biggest musical influences?

SEE I’M AHEAD OF MYSELF..I ANSWERED THAT IN A WAY ALREADY.
I CANT REALLY SAY EMINEM OR JAY-Z OR 2PAC OR NAS LIKE OTHER UPCOMIN RAPPERS MIGHT SAY CUZ I BEEN DOIN THIS SHIT B4 I EVEN KNEW WHO THEY WERE. SO BRING IT BACK 2 THA GOLDEN AGE OF RAP..THA EARLY 80’S..THAT’Z MY INFLUENCE U CAN SAY.

6. Are there some specific emcees/ artists you’d like to collaborate with?

OF COURSE. I’D LIKE 2 WORK WITH LIL’ WAYNE, EMINEM, DIPSET, BUSTA, PAPOOSE, LOCAL NIGGAS. I MEAN I’D DO A JOINT WITH ALMOST ANYBODY LONG AZ THA VIBE IZ RIGHT YA KNOW. SPREAD THA HIP HOP LOVE…I’D EVEN DO A JOINT WITH SUM WACK NIGGAZ JUST 2 SHOW’EM HOW 2 DO IT! HAHA

7. What are your current musical projects?

RIGHT NOW I’M WORKIN ON A MIXTAPE & MY 1ST SOLO LP. FEW OTHER THINGZ IN THA WORX BUT THOSE MY MAJOR TARGETS RIGHT NOW

8. What inspires you most to write your lyrics?

THE BEAT. IF I LIKE THA BEAT IT SPEAKZ TO ME. I SIT WITH IT A MINUTE, LISTEN 2 WHUT IT’Z SAYIN 2 ME..& I SPEAK BACK 2 IT. & THA OUTCOME, A SONG I WROTE MYSELF. LIFE EXPERIENCES & SHIT I SEEN ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO MY WRITIN STYLE

9. How much is your music representative of Hartford, your hometown?

HMMM. I’D SAY 50% OF IT. SEEIN AZ I TALK ABOUT SHIT THAT GOES ON IN THA CITY WITHOUT NAMIN NAMEZ (I DON’T SNITCH OR DRY SNITCH EITHA). SO SUMTIME U GOTTA KNOW WHUT WENT ON 2 UNDERSTAND WHUT I’M TALKIN ABOUT. ALSO I DON’T GIVE U THA STORY EXACTLY HOW IT WENT DOWN, I MIGHT TWIST IT UP A BIT. MY MUZIK MORE REPRESENTZ ME & WHUT I’M ABOUT. SHIT I’M INTO.

10. How many underground albums do you have at your active?

I’VE BEEN ON 3 MIXTAPEZ 2 CURRENT DATE. WELL 4. 3 LOCALLY 1 SUMBODY FROM THA SOUTH WUZ FEELIN ME & WANTED A TRACK OF MINE 2 PUT ON HIZ MIXTAPE SO I’M ON HIZ SHIT. BIG SHOUT 2 TOMMY FABULOUS!

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