Born in Kingston, Jamaica, TeXFiles is a major hip-hop talent on the rise. Now residing in Brampton, Canada, TeXFiles blends his Northern flair with his Jamaican roots to create a unique sound of his own. His ambitious attitude and poetic lyricism set him apart in a big way and TeXFiles won’t sleep until he’s a household name.
“Do What I Want” is a hip-hop smash from TeXFiles, fusing high energy, multi-layered beats, with a heavy bass-line and a quickly confident, easy-going subject matter and performance. It’s is an easy anthem for contemporary hip hop fans. TeXFiles and Fiyah MC drive with a simple lust for life including catchy hooks, laid-back concepts, professionalism, and style. This release is far from the exception and offers yet another track that further cements TeXFiles’ sound and approach as an artist. The lyrics are raw and TeXFiles truly lays out his journey and experiences. “Do What I Want” not only showcases TeXFiles’ skill as a rapper and lyricist, but he gives us high energy and a catchy delivery to each hook that will have any listener shouting along with him. The multi-talented artist shows his versatility through this release. “Do What I Want” is a song that connects a little more strongly with every few moments that pass by, and with each new revisit. That intensity and swagger drive things along in an appealing way, reminding you there’s a musical connection at the heart of TeXFiles’ work and his reasons for making pure bangers.
Listen to “Do What I Want” here and read more with TeXFiles below!
Congratulations on the success of your track “Do What I Want”. How did the overall creation process go for this song?
The creation process for this song was pretty easy I heard the instrumental on a beat making website made by 16 year-old Canadian producer Wilson. I came up with the hook in about 30 mins sent it to my brother and he added a verse over a voice note so we knew the structure and subject of the song a day after I added mines then we went to the studio a week after and laid the vocals down.
My thought process for this particular song was most of the music out there don't really have originality you can hear it in the mixing, a lot of artists choose to sound the same, I was thinking ill do something that's different that is original to whats happening in our current music state and I figured nothing is more original than someone doing what they want, not worrying about fitting in just believing in your skills doing your best and not worrying about other opinions. Hence the Title Do What I Want!
Where do you find your inspiration to curate tracks with such originality?
Growing up my mother in always embedded in my mind ''Never follow the crowd''! Is what she used to say. That stuck with me to this day, so I try to implement that term to every aspect in my life. Down to my music, shoes, the way I talk the way I conduct business, everything is based of originality and to ultimately do whats best for me and my family. I guess it helps to keep me on a direct path that is solely based off my decisions and not by other influences.
What would you say is the most impactful takeaway message from your music? Do you feel like you're able to connect with your listeners on that deeper level?
What I want all my listeners to get from my music is to be themselves, never fall to the pressures and forces that might clash with your core values. Stand tall bend but don't break!.
I'm hoping that my listeners understand my music on a deeper level, because I do draw from certain aspects of life at certain times, but that's up to them, ''To Each Their Own''. Either way I try to cater to all my listeners, to the persons that digs deep and have a full understanding and also to the ones who might not want to dive in as deep but may just want to have a little fun and a good time. Music is for everyone so who am I to dictate how someone perceives or receive my message, has long as they take away something meaningful. Or Not LOL!
How would you describe the music scene for your particular genre in your hometown? Do you believe that you can fully develop your sound in your current city?
The music scene in my hometown Brampton is flourishing lots of new acts and talented artists but the business part is not where it needs to be but I know we are just in the early stages and eventually we will be on a even playing field. Certain talents like Roy Woods and Alessia Cara is definitely shedding a good light on our city. As for my genre that's a different story but like i said before theirs lots of talented people out here pushing and we are creating something new and exciting and hopefully in the near future the world will have more artists representing the hip-hop genre coming from my city.
Thank you so much for talking with us! Is there anything exciting happening for you within the next few months?! Any upcoming shows you can share with the BuzzMusic community?
I would like to say shouts out to BuzzMusic shouts out to my family and friends and remember you can do anything you want in life never give up never follow the crowd be original stay consistent and eventually you will get what you deserve. Peace!
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