Yxng God - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?
Teezus Christ aka Yxng God from Omaha, Nebraska
2. What made you start making music?
It was just always around me, my big brother and all of his homies from the neighborhood would write verses but they didn’t have beats. I just happened to be naturally good at banging drum patterns on the table. That’s pretty much how I started. I also used to emulate the raps they wrote and it inspired me to try to write my own. That progressed into playing actual drums, and recording songs throughout middle and high school.
3. Who are your influences in rap?
First and foremost, it would be the people that were in my presence when I was coming up in music. For instance, my big homie Absolut-P. In my opinion he is literally one of the best producers I’ve ever heard. Being around him and soaking up everything he did is what really inspired me. He would one take whole tracks and make beats super fast. My homie King Iso is another good example of that as well. Just anybody I’ve been around and made music with that pushes me past my limit. Outside of that, my celebrity influences would be Kanye, DMX (rip), MF DOOM (rip), Erykah Badu, Earl Sweatshirt, and Yves Tumor you feel me?
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene?
I feel the underground scene is becoming the main stream as we speak. In my opinion it’s because the internet is making it hard to discern between the two. This day and and age the internet dictates wether you become popular or not 9 times out of 10. People are becoming stars overnight off of social media. There is a very fine line between the two. It’s almost like the underground doesn’t exist anymore.
5. What are your goals for the new year regarding music?
Finish all of the collaborations that I acquired at the beginning of the year, become more involved in my local music scene, and get a lot of dope ass visuals done.
6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be?
My Mom! For always letting me make music and bang drums in the house. Not to mention letting 5-10 of the homies in the house at the same time smoking 100 blunts and yelling out raps for hours. She helped me get my first setup and definitely just supported me all the way thru and she still does. None this would be possible without her!
7. What is your process for recording music ?
I usually start by smoking a blunt, then cooking up an instrumental and just putting it on a loop. After that I start thinking of topics or bars that have been in my head or looking thru notes in my phone. I get 1-2 lines together, get on the microphone and lay that then punch in or freestyle on the rest of the beat. After that I arrange the beat and edit some of the lyrics. I also mix my own songs so I’m constantly thinking of creative ways to do things and how they will sound when I mix them. I have a lot of freedom in my process and I never overthink it.
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for this year?
I have a beat tape dropping in the very near future that will be entitled “Chemical Corpse”. A few singles with Lil B The Basedgod. A plethora of things I’ve recorded and produced for other artists, a long list of singles, and few big surprises. Stay tuned...
9. What have you been doing music wise while in COVID times?
Same shit I always do, nothings changed drastically for me. Though I will say that is has made me go harder, probably because there’s nothing else to do when you’re stuck in quarantine. I see it as a way to lock in and block out the world. Artist can’t make public flashy appearances right now due to Covid so it’s more about the music, and thats perfect for artist including myself that really are just in it for the love of the music.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world?
I want to show the world that anything is possible. Everything starts from an idea and that there are no limits to what you can do. I just want people to know that if they are unapologetically themselves and create exactly what they want to create, they can inspire others.
11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?
My favorite artist to work with would have to be RTB. We’ve been working since day one. Our process is seamless and stress free. It’s really how we bounce ideas off each other that makes it super easy and fun as hell. I guess when you’ve know someone half your life and have always created dope shit together it can only continue to get better. Steel sharpens steel.
12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?
Sometimes I make my own and sometimes I reach out to other graphic artists, but I’m looking for more dope people to work with. So hit me up if you see this!
13. Who makes most of your beats or production?
14. What can we expect next from you ?
Dope ass beats and hard ass songs that push the limits in rap music. Also know that I am not confined to rap music, I have and will continue to venture into very experimental territories with the beats and the vocals. Expect to keep seeing my name.
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