Published on October 23rd, 2018 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
The Hype Magazine Interviews Ty Statz (Who Is)
As you see your self, who is Ty Statz, both as an artist and an individual?
Ty Statz is a well rounded Artist/Entertainer with an amazing writing and performance ability. Instant captivation of any ear or crowd he directs his energy and words toward. As an individual, I am the most loyal and openly giving person anyone could have as a friend. Outside of music I have a bachelors degree in graphic design and architecture which I help small and large companies grow larger.
What brought you to the entertainment industry and music specifically?
I was a battle rapper, in the beginning, always freestyling on the school bus or battling any and every other rapper at any given time. I also started the group S.O.N.S with (Conceited, Brixx Belvedere, J.Fox & QP) which is worldwide known on circuits like Smack DVD, URL, Wild’n Out and King of the Dot.
What and/or who influenced the sound you bring today?
I was a Huge fan of Cassidy as a young battle rapper but flocked towards lyricism from artists such as Jay-Z, Big L, Red & Meth. The commercial side to my music came from me being the biggest fan of Legends such as Michael Jackson, Berry White, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, and commercial rappers such as Ja Rule, Ludacris, T.I, Outkast and more.
What’s happened in your career that makes you feel this is the industry for you?
From the first time that I stepped in a professional studio, it was instant magic, from the very first time I stepped on a stage it felt like home. And since then I feel like that’s where I’m at peace the most.
What do you want people to get from your music and the way that you approach your craft?
I want them to first enjoy the concepts and the visions I paint when I deliver my hooks and verses. Somehow I’m always creative with my vocals and I’m very versatile so you never know what angle I will take on certain beats.
I’m currently working on 3 singles. My first single “Man of the Year” which is currently released and featured on several commercials with ‘Lil Boosie, Cam Newton, Nas & Floyd Mayweather”. My next single titled “Gang” is already sweeping the internet via social media as well as several internet and satellite radio stations where we have previewed small hints of it outside of our live performances. Following “Gang” is a song titled “Up Down” which you’ll have to stay tuned for.
What do you feel has been your greatest life achievement and music so far?
My greatest achievement is/was my first single “Takin Off” selling 87,000 units on online stores. We pushed that single for 6 years and it did pretty well for an indie artist such as myself.
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson. He is/was the absolute #1 influence and I idolize him.
If you had to pick one song of yours, that really explains YOU, what would it be?
Ooooh that’s tough. I’ll have to get back to you on that one.
Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” moment…
Some homeless people in Atlanta a few years back heard about me outside of the hotel we were staying at, and somehow found out I was performing somewhere. They used the money they had made on the corner to come to my show that night and it absolutely blew my mind. I don’t know where they do that at but it was an amazing feeling and they enjoyed themselves. I also reimbursed their money. lol
Social media : Instagram / Twitter / Snapchat – @Tystatz //// Facebook – @Tystatzthehitmaker
Music available for purchase on: Itunes / Playstore / Deezer / Spotify / Tidal / and etc.
Free streaming on www.Soundcloud.com/TystatzTweet