An artist that has changed the soundscape of Hip Hop with his original and hard-hitting flair, Ohio’s Buzz T is creating all the buzz with his music. Embarking audiences on a dynamic musical voyage, the talented artist showcases an inventive, inviting spirit, bringing something new to the genre, yet also staying true to his brand. An electric talent, Buzz T balances smooth, emotional-fueled narration with rhythmic compositions that are thoroughly exciting and riveting. His excellent musical compositions include tracks such as “Purple Plane”, “Children” and “Our Love”, all of which featured production by Hangmanbeats. Buzz T’s stirring new drop, “Purple Plane” features skilled contemporary artist Lil Hang and is bound to take the music world by storm, introducing a dynamic duo that seamlessly complements each other. The singer-songwriter’s artistic ventures have led to collaborations with names such as, LiL Hang, Big Moose da Pro, Walter Rocktight, and several others. A prolific artist, Buzz T has done several noteworthy shows and performances, including a show in Cleveland, Ohio where iconic artist Cory Gunz performed, as well as a show in front of 50,000 people at the White House in Washington D.C.
- Can you tell us a bit about when you decided to take music seriously, and how you got started recording and releasing music?
Buzz T: I started making music in 2002, after listening to the first album by NWA, which caught my attention. It motivated me to compose my own lyrics.
- Do you handle both the songwriting, and beats on your songs, or do you collaborate with other songwriters and producers?
Buzz T: I handle the songwriting for my music and I collaborate with LiL Hang for creating beats and producing.
- Who were your first and strongest musical influences that you can remember, and who are you listening to right now?
Buzz T: In the beginning LL Cool J, Nas, Snoop, Notorious BIG More recently J Cole, Nipsey & Wiz.
- What do you feel are the key elements in your music that should resonate with listeners?
Buzz T: Positivity, Humor & a Party Vibe
- For most artists, originality is first preceded by a phase of learning and, often, emulating others. What was this like for you? How would you describe your own development as an artist and music maker, and the transition towards your own style?
Buzz T: My early learning phase was listening to all genres of music which helped me create my own style
- What’s your view on the role and function of music as political, cultural, spiritual, and/or social vehicles – and do you try and affront any of these themes in your work, or are you purely interested in music as an expression of technical artistry, personal narrative and entertainment?
Buzz T: I often try to spread positive messages
- Do you write a song with current musical trends, formulas or listener satisfaction in mind, or do you simply focus on your own personal vision and trust that people will empathize and vibe with your sound?
Buzz T: I keep up with current trends to ensure my music stays relevant but maintain my own vibe and sound.
- Could you describe your creative processes? How do usually start, and go about shaping ideas into a completed song? Do you usually start with a beat, a tune or a narrative in your head?
Buzz T: I use all of the above in different sequences, sometimes start with a beat sometimes I start with an idea, verse etc..
- What has been the most difficult thing you have had to endure in your life or career so far?
Buzz T: having the right music team around me.
- On the contrary, what would you consider a successful, proud or significant point in your life or career so far?
Buzz T: When I created my own CD from start to finish.
- Putting aside any accolades or criticisms that fans, the industry, or the media may afford your persona or music, is there anything about you or your music, you think people may overlook, underestimate or misunderstand at all?
Buzz T: I have a great sense of humor.
- Do you think is it important for fans of your music to understand the real story and message driving each of your songs, or do you feel everyone should be free to interpret your songs with their own feelings and experiences?
Buzz T: Everyone should be free to interpret.
- Do you feel that your music is giving you back just as much as you put into it, or are you expecting something more, or different in any way?
Buzz T: I believe we are heading in the right direction.
- With social media having a heavy impact on our lives and the music business in general, how do you handle criticism, haters and/or naysayers in general? Is it something you pay attention to, or simply ignore?
Buzz T: I think you haters are your best fans.
- Could you tell us something about your latest collaborations with Lil Hang, and what the highlights are to watch out for?
Buzz T: We have two new videos Dreams & Now or Later and a new single out soon called ‘GOATS’.
- Do you have a personal favorite track amongst those in your catalog that has a specific backstory and/or message and meaning very special to you in a personal way, and why is it so?
Buzz T: Dreams – everyone is happier when they are chasing their Dream.
- Creative work in studio environment, or interaction with a live audience? Which of these two options excite you most, and why?
Buzz T: Interaction with the live audience you get to act out your vision.
- Do you have a favorite motto, phrase or piece of advice, you try to live or inspire yourself by?
Buzz T: Put your mind on the things you want not on the things you don’t want.
- How essential do you think video is in relation to your music? Do you have a visual you could suggest fans see, to get a better understanding of your persona and craft, or will you be working on something new soon?
Buzz T: Video is very important – Dreams video
- What do you find most rewarding about what you do? And do you have a specific vision or goal set in your mind that you would like to achieve in the near future?
Buzz T: I enjoy sharing the art – A GRAMMY!
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