Artist: Titus Cheatham
Titus Cheatham: I’ve been involved in music since the age of 8. I started writing Hip-Hop and R&B music at the age of 13. Through my music, I plan to delivery every emotion a person could feel and relate to, and experience in everyday life. My biggest dream is to be heard and help others get heard as well. My Music Pages are :
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Local Rank 9 (Atlanta, Ga)
National Rank 107
(all genres)848 of over 3 million musics
What Music activities are you involved in? Recording artist, songwriter, composer, producer, engineer?
I write Hip-Hop and R&B. I love to write about real life.
What aspect of what you do musically, do you find the most fun?
My favorite aspect of music is creating a vision through the power of words.
How would you describe your music?
My music is music people been waiting to hear for years. They want hip-hop back, I got it. I have the best of both worlds. I’m not old -school and not new school either. “I’m in between” You could expect a mixture of both, ” Call it what you wanna call it ” Its just real hip-hop with a meaning behind it.
How much of what goes into your music is life experience?
About 3/4 of my music is based on life experience. I feel as an artist , sometimes we have to visualize and be creative as well , “That’s the beauty of this art”, We could turn a vision into a reality & express ourselves in a certain way to create believers/ Or at-least grab our audience attention.
Who was your musical inspiration?
My music inspiration was 2 PAC, “The Realist”
How important is performing to you?
“Performing is very important”, That’s mostly where the money comes from as a indepedent artist.
How did you become interested in music?
I became interesting in music by sitting in front of the t-v watching video all day as I was growing up.
How important is music in your life?
Music is so important to me/ I believe that I’ll never give it up / I don’t have to be this famous main-screen artist/ It ‘s just what love to do, Its embedded in me to display all my thought on a subject and record it.
What drives you as a musician to keep making music?
Sites likes reverbnation drives me to keep making music. When it feel like no-one believes in me. I have people there that always do, through their messages, comments, and their appreciation they show. Oh yeah, Thank you all again,” I might not be famous, but that’s how you make me feel.”
Do your family and friends support you pursuing your passion for music?
Yeah my family support me, but not as much as they use too. When time fly and nothing happens, the vibe is not the same with them as it was. Nowadays, I deal with others who do music. We have to keep our dream alive. No-one can Make us but us”, It’s no such thing as Break-Us”. If they don’t believe, that ‘s the motive for us to reach & achieve our goals & dreams.
What advice would you give to young musicians starting out?
My advice to young artist’s. If you don’t produce & just rap like myself. It’s best to invest in your instrumental’s exclusively/ keep signed contracts that exchanged from to you from the producer filed away. Write your album first before your mix-tape. When a record-label find you ; You want to be at your best, that’s the way to go in, with a classic album” not rushed material. Make sure all your material is protected before distributing. Very Important.
Do you worry about making it in todays music industry?
I don’t too much worry about making it in today’s industry. I just believe in making good music. Most of the artist out here are independent Nowadays. It’s a find your own way industry these days. If you don’t, you might get 25% of what your really worth. It’s just all about me networking, making good music, and investing in myself. I think things should work out fine.
What would you tell young musicians that may help inspire them to develop their talent?
You can develop your talent by reading more, it helps you to understand more, that’s how quick the pen will learn to write better “if you know what i mean.”
How long does it take you to write a song from start to finish?
My favorite time to write music is at night mainly, it’s quiet.
Do you ever have trouble finding time to work on your music?
I do have a lot trouble writing ,Working /taking care of my family & networking takes up most of my time. I have to find time to write in between, but i makes it happen”.
Do you feel the music you listen to affects who you are?
I think music is just music, you can like what you hear or not “some of it is true,” but your reality is yours. I’ll never let anything I hear inspire me to act or react a certain way toward anyone.
How do you deal with writers block when writing music?
Yep, I also have writers blocks at times myself/ but i have the whole month to complete a song. Most album these day consist 11 songs. That’s 12 for me in a year. Writers block happen, but it don’t stop me.
What was your first memory of music?
My first memory of music is mother listen to Marvin Gaye album over and over again.
My final thoughts to inspire young musicians:
Keep Grinding It Out to the Finish & I don’t let no-one step in the way of your Dreams.
Thank you on behalf of Listening Edge Records for taking time to share with us your thoughts on music, and helping inspire musicians of all ages.Trevor Baron President Listening Edge Records