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Tae - Interview 16


1. Tell us your name and a bit about yourself!

My name is tae, i’m a young upcoming artist from Northern Virginia. I ain’t your average 19 year old artist, i seen and been thru a lot of things that define who i am.


2. What made you start making music? 

Honestly, at first i was just messing around with music. Just was doing it for fun with my friends & one day i made a hit at my engineers studio and i made the decision like it’s time to really do something with rapping & stuff.


3. Who are your influences? 

I don’t really got a lot of musical influences honestly. i got life influences that make me the artist i am today. My main one is my pops. He told me once i started making music that i don’t gotta lie about anything in my music. I got a story that is unique that not a lot of artist been through or went through.  


4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now? 

Underground Rap Scene really is where you’ll find a lot of these talented artist that don’t get the recognition because they aren’t making music that fits the mainstream platform as of now. 


5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music? 

Continue to grow and perfect this music thing. I only really been rapping for a couple months so i know i haven’t reached my full potential as an artist and that’s what i look to do in 2019.


6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be? 

My pops. He made me the man i am today without him i wouldn’t have that male role model to look up to & learn from.


7. What is your process for recording music ? 

I listen to the beat all the way through & i’ll listen to it again for like a minute, then i’ll either come up with a hook of some sort or decide if i wanna just no hook the song. Actually recording i usually do punch-ins just bc i like to hear what i recorded to decide if i wanna switch up my flow or how im saying stuff at times. 


8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for? 

I have my first project coming out January 26th. Project is called R4L which is just a code that i live and die by in abbreviations. I ain’t gonna say too much, y’all will get the meaning of R4L on the project!


9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper? 

Being able to be in control of how you wanna make things work & how you wanna make your sound. Another thing is the influence you can have on other people through your music is a big thing to me. 


10. What impact do you want to have on the world? 

I wanna be remembered as somebody who actually meant something to the world, not just another average rapper. i wanna be more than that, more symbolic than just your everyday rapper.


11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7lifestyle your embodying? 

24/7! I work a 9-5 everyday & come home and record everyday no matter how tired i am i make time because it’s what makes me happy & satisfied with my life. It’s my life and i accept it 100%.


12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why? 

NBA Youngboy, I can relate to what he speak about in his music & his pain and story that he let out through his music. His pain and story isn’t completely the same as mine but it has some similarities.


13. Anything else you have to say? 

Keep an eye for my EP R4L January 26th! Check out my soundcloud & keep up with me and my music on my social media platforms! Shoutout to Royal Rap for always showing love!


twitter: @taeR4L

soundcloud.com/montaaa

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