Following the release of his debut single, we caught an interview with hip hop’s Lil Tomahawk to find out more about his plans and what drives him as an artist. Here’s how it went.
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Hey – thanks for the interview. Just to give a little background – how would you describe yourself as an artist, and what are the main values you want to represent within your music?
I’m just a kid who enjoys making things that other people can connect with in their own way. That’s what I’m looking to get out of making music, is connecting with people I wouldn’t have through something I made myself and hopefully touch someone in the right way, and that could be just them dancing around for a minute or something more profound like, “I really feel what he is saying and that’s something I hope I can share with others”.
What inspired the making of this single?
Relationships I’ve had with different girls in my life and just my thought processes through them. But more specifically I met this girl with the intention of never seeing her again and quickly I realized I wanted her to stay in my life for a long time.
How long have you been making music?
I started making music a few months ago with my friends, more as a joke. I’ve only recently begun to take it seriously over the past few months.
What’s one of the most important lessons you’ve learned so far in your journey as an artist?
Just being genuine. I think that getting on a mic and just saying things you don’t feel or understand is going to result in a bad and not genuine song. So just being honest and doing what feels right for me sonically or lyrically when making a song has really helped me with a lot.
What’s next for you – what are your immediate plans, creatively, and what’s the bigger picture?
I’m going to begin work on my EP, Love Takeoff and just stay the course. I plan to have it done by Christmas this year. But basically whenever I get it done I’m just gonna get it out there.
Is live performance an important part of your plans?
It’s not an immediate concern to me at this point. If I continue to get bigger and a place will have me I’d be happy to preform.
Is there anything else we should know?
Just a thank you to everyone who has had my back, thank you for giving me an opportunity to do this and a shout-out to Galesburg, IL.
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