TWENTYFOUR is easily one of Underground’s brightest acts at the moment. He was born and raised in the thriving hip-hop scene of Houston Texas which showed him the definition of hip-hop. His astounding artistic vision is all implemented together in his new hit single “ROLLIN”.
TWENTYFOUR’s lyrical capability was highly fascinating to us. His flow and delivery were so bonafide to the style of true underground rappers. This could be the result of TWENTYFOUR growing up on battle rap, he’s used to simply showing off his ability as a rapper. However, despite his capabilities as an agressive rapper, he shows off a more soft side to his delivery in “ROLLIN”. This track and transitional quality in his artistry proves that this promising young artist isn’t any sort of joke, and is in it for the long haul when it comes to the music industry. In just under three minutes, TWENTYFOUR makes an instant fan out of any listener with his impossibly catchy flow and an arsenal of great bars. Each punchline and corner of this song had something meaningful. The lyrics were highly poetically driven. The production of the beat had this lo-fi rap element. It was chilled, atmospheric, and melodic. Twentyfour knew exactly how to cultivate his listener into enjoying “Rollin” to its full capacity.
Check out "Rollin" here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
Welcome TWENTYFOUR! Houston Texas is a major scene for Hip-Hop and some may say it has its own style. In what ways were you impacted by your environment?
I was impacted by my city’s music , the people I hung around, the fashion etc. all of it influences my style as an artist and shaped who I am as a person. Even tho I’ve been through a lot , the overall impact I would look at it as a positive one.
Let’s discuss your song “Rollin”. What was the main theme behind this single?
The main theme was perseverance. To always keep pushin for what it is you’re after; never stop. It means a lot to me cus of what I was going through at the time in my personal life as well as the fact that it’s just a honest song to me . All my music is true to me but especially this one cus it represents type of person I am . Someone that’s not gonna give up on what they love .
You have a classic delivery. Who would you consider some of your musical influences?
I have a lot of music influences from jay z, Andre 3000 to Scarface, lupe fiasco & mos def.
As a rapper, what’s your take on the current state of hip-hop? In what ways has it changed for you?
Even tho I might not like newer music as much as what I grew up on , now I feel like it’s a lot more fun. You can tell an artist put it out because he just felt good or was having fun at the moment. I wasn’t as understanding of rap 5-10 years ago as I am now, but I feel like back then artists tried to be more precise. It’s a positive & negative to both tho. I think now rap is looked at less like a job , & more only as something fun or cool to do for some if not most artists. And that changes pretty much everything about the music itself. For me I grew more of a love and appreciation for it . I don’t really worry about what the outside world is doing or how they view rap. I recognize their view, then move on & continue to do what I love & I guess the most change is that I really keep getting better.
What’s next for you TWENTYFOUR?
I’m working on music constantly since I started this series called “#24THOFTHEMONTH” where every 24th I drop a single and something special that goes with it . “Rollin” was the first single & came with a video created & directed by @YUNGBABYBOI . I got another single coming out June 24. And I’ll keep coming every month. Hopefully if my fanbase keeps growing I’ll drop a project at end of the year. I’ll definitely try to get at least 2/3 more shows in by end of year as well.