There has been a question asked and time and time again “ Is there a method to this madness called life?” If one would sit back and rationalize with themselves they would come to the realization that. The method of managing the madness begins within. The struggle of life formats itself differently to each and every one of us. How we deal with its ups and downs paves out our daily road, on a pathway of success, paced for all. The will to fight and stand tall, if necessary, alone at times is more priceless that the situation in which you learned it.
In 1973, just like the Sears Tower was completed becoming the world’s tallest building, the other native of the dynamic city of Chicago was Terrence Thomas a.k.a Footy G. His life was always partnered with music and the tenacity of the streets.
Footy G moved to Saginaw, MI when he was 15yrs old. Coming from a musical family, Footy G began to see the promise of pursuing a career in the music industry. Signing his first deal at the age of 19 with Malaco records in 1994, Footy G was soon to join a group based out of Chicago called Illstreet . While signed with Illstreet, the album “ Comin Thru in 99” was released and landed the 96th spot on Billboard’s Top 100 in November of 1999. Footy G’s talent was also a path to a relationship with renowned video jockeys Fab Five Freddy and Roy Cormier and the group Crucial Conflict.
Footy G’s experience and skills at creating mesmerizing hooks has earned him the name “the hook monster”. His entrancing, laid back hooks will cause you to drift away as if the words were optional.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
FOOTY G: Chicago, Illinois
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
FOOTY G: My music background is hip-hop
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
FOOTY G: My songs are about having a good time,loving life, and doing what you love.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
FOOTY G: My favorite songs to perform are ‘Until The End’ and ‘Cecil’. Cecil has a positive impact and I like it. It is dedicated to my brother.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
FOOTY G: The pressures to conform to limited popular genres of music has surprised me the most.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
FOOTY G: I am influenced by Bun B from UGK
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
FOOTY G: I create realistic ridin’ music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
FOOTY G: My point of view, conversation, and unique flow makes me stand out
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
FOOTY G: I want to see more versatility.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
FOOTY G: I am working on the Estine music album “P***y, Pain, and Paper”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
FOOTY G: I want to successfully raise my family and have my music known worldwide.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
FOOTY G: firstname.lastname@example.org