Hey 2Four! Thank you for your time today. I would love to dive right in and learn more about you as a person. Can you give us a brief walk-thru of your life musically? How you started and where you are now?
I have always been fascinated with music in general since an early age. My dad had me listening to different genres and sounds early and I think that ultimately stuck with me. Then in high school, I took an audio production class started to dabble in writing and beat making. I knew I was getting pretty good when my English teacher asked me to enter a poetry contest at school. I basically just wrote a standard 16 bar verse and won and it got put in the school paper and all that. Fast forward to college, I left home and had the scholarship to play football but always was writing and engaged in music. I came back home and basically told my dad I wanted to do music and he said we’ll go to the studio and if we’ll see if you’re any good. Long story short that was over 7 or 8 years ago and over that time I’ve honed my craft and found my lane and now my music starting to make real noise and picking up steam. Now I feel like I have total control as a writer and creator in my music space and ready to show people what I got up my sleeve moving forward.
How did you know that music is what you wanted to pursue full time?
It went from being a hobby to literally all I could focus on. No matter what went on it always came back to the music. I had friends that also were rappers and did stuff musically so I was always in that space all the time even if I wasn’t fully serious or knew that it was what I wanted to do with my life. Now it’s my number one passion. Music is everything for me and it’s the most serious thing in my life. It’s my dream and something I’m really good at and just having that confidence and seeing how far my music has come is only adding fuel to the fire. There’s nothing else like it for me.
You are from Nashville, which has a very active music scene. How would you describe the music scene in Nashville, what is your take on it?
A huge melting pot for sure. It’s called a music city for a reason. People from all over come here to try to make it. I compare it to LA and how actors and actresses go try to make it there in the movies. It’s not too much different. The country is always the most talked about and broadcasted here but there are all types of genres and things going on that’s still a little underground and quieter but it is getting bigger and definitely growing. You can find whatever your flavor is here and I think it’s great.
You have a single out titled "Party Time" that has had some great traction. Share with us what the writing process of the song was like?
My writing process is basically a beautiful creative mess. I’m usually working on a bunch of different things at one time depending on my mood and vibe at the time. I rarely sit and just write one song all the way through. When it comes to “Party Time” it was actually pretty easy. I was just trying to capture that party vibe and just having fun and letting loose. I wrote that song in like 15 minutes after getting back from a bar. Some songs and lyrics just come together and fit and that’s what happened.
What do you hope listeners take away after listening to your music?
Just that I’m relatable in a lot of ways and I’m really just a normal dude that so happens to know how to write and put words together. Also, to just feel motivated and feel inspired to do what you love and dream of and go for it. All I’m doing is dream-chasing quite honestly and I would like for everyone to do the same no matter what that dream is.
What would you say makes you stand out from all the other aspiring and upcoming artists in your genre of music?
I stand out because I think that lyrics and cleverness still matter and humbly, I don’t think a lot of people can touch me in that department as well as writing good songs. Also, I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not. You won’t find me talking about certain things because that’s not authentic. I just am myself at all times and at the end of the day, I think respect will come from doing that. And, lastly, I don’t think I know everything. I am constantly studying and gaining knowledge about my craft and the business and I’m never satisfied with where I am and I think that is an advantage in the long run.
Where can fans connect with you online and get their hands on the new music?
Wherever you get your music fix I am there. Spotify, Apple Music, you name it. Search for 2Four and I should be there. Also, I have a website at thereal2four.net that has all of the links to my info as well.