Major salute goes out to Kansas City based rap artist T-Booty who connected with DCWS for an exclusive interview to discuss his newly released album “Booty and the Beast”, his favorite song on the project, the Hip-Hop music scene in Kansas City and much more.
After reading our Q&A with the talented emcee, be sure to follow him on his social media and stream “Booty and the Beast”. Also, stay tuned in to DCWS because we’ll be sharing our review of the album very soon.
Tell us about your new album "Booty and the Beast". How long did the project take to record? Are there any featured artists? Who handled the songs' production?
“Booty and the Beast” - in other words, myself and the dark part of my mind. “Booty and the Beast” is a scattered collection of the currents in my brain that are constantly roaring. Dark, light, empty, full, forte, and adagio; “Booty and the Beast” swims through it all.
I started writing “Booty and the Beast” at the beginning of 2018, shortly after finishing a mixtape with another local KC artist, TC da Legend.
All vocals were recorded, mixed, and mastered, by myself in my room at my apartment. Beats were individually purchased from THAIBEATS, CashMoneyAP, Apes Prod, Syndrome, EDOBY, and dannyebtracks.
We just featured "California", which is a very dope track. Tell us about the upcoming video you're working on for it.
California! This song is all about taking a well deserved vacay and feeling gooooooddd. The video is going to be a fast paced VHS vacation style visual. Dropping late December!
This may be a hard question to answer, but do you have a favorite song on the album? If so, which song and why?
Probably “Tune Out”, tbh. The whole meaning of the song is to tune out of everybody's opinion that's constantly being fed to you and tune in to yourself. Take some time to form your own thoughts and opinions. Close your eyes. Open your mind. Break free for a moment. You deserve it, don't you?
When someone listens to the album for the first time, what do you hope they take away from the experience?
I hope this album allows listeners to tune out. Tune out and tune in to yourself through music. Have a good time and relax. Don't be oblivious to yourself or your surroundings. Stay true to yourself.
This experience can potentially cause high blood pressure, hallucinations, and goosebumps.
Describe for us the hip-hop scene in Kansas City for emerging artists. Are locals supportive of the hometown talent?
I'm fairly new to the hip-hop scene in Kansas City. From 2008-2012, I was incredibly active in the alternative/post-hardcore scene as the vocalist of the band, Me, Personally. There's no doubt the KC hip-hop music scene has a lot of love to go around. TC da Legend, Tyler Kearst, Brandoshis, BoiBoi (RIP), are all solid acts in KC. Then you have Tech N9ne, Ces Cru, and Mac Lethal, who I dream of working with someday. I'm in the process of booking shows and networking right now. 2019 is looking to be a big year for the KC hip-hop community.