Tavonte Woods is a talented rapper from Minneapolis who is balancing a life of high school, and becoming a buzz building artist. His youtube videos have been growing more and more popular and his first mixtape featured Tyga. He’s got the mentality of an artist, and the skill to back it up. Read the interview with Minnesota’s next up here:
UG: When did you first get involved in making music?
TW: It was around like 7th grade when I actually started writing rhymes, it was nothing serious just fun. But my freshmen year I actually started recording at professional studios after I joined the dance/music group called the Backpack Kidz.
UG: Who has been your biggest inspiration as an artist?
TW: Kanye, Big Motivator, & im a huge fan of his music
UG: Your first mixtape “Tatted with my mic” was just released a few months ago, what songs are you most proud of from it?
TW: That mixtape was threw together quick, it was really just me showing people I can spit. I wrote & recorded those songs to other artists in the industrys beats. I like Dedication, When I’m Gone, Headlines, & House Party.
UG: Who is your dream collaboration?
TW: I’ll have to say Nas, that dude’s a legend! Still killin’ shit!
UG: What is it like trying to balance life as a musician, and life as a high schooler?
TW: Its kind of hard, I’d rather do some kind of home school or something, because I stay up late writing! It makes it hard for me to keep up with school…
UG: As an artist, what do you want to accomplish before you’re 18?
TW: I want to build the biggest fan base an unsigned artist ever had, keep making songs & videos that keep the fans satisfied.
UG: Being a young dude doing his thing, what is your advice to younger kids trying to breakout on the rap scene?
TW: You just gotta be yourself man, speak what you’re living, just let it out truthfully keep it REAL!
UG: Do you have any sponsorships you wanna give a shout out to?
TW: Middle child, Victims of Culture, SpaceHeads, & Miami Social Club
UG: If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
TW: I just wanna show how real life is man. Speak what real people go through now a days, those out there grinding through the struggle, and dreaming BIG are the ones that will relate to my kind of music. I want people to get inspired by my music to push theirselves to achieve whatever their dreaming to do to make their life LUXURY.
UG: Do you have any new projects in the works we can look out for soon?
TW: Yes, I have a lot of stuff I’ve been working on. I’m going to be doing a few new videos this month!
UG: How can the fans stay updated on your releases and concert dates?
TW: @TavonteWoods on twitter!
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