IAA: What is your music background?
TOOFPICK WILL: My music background consists of hip hop. I am looking to explore other genres for my upcoming project, such as r&b, pop, metal, and reggaeton.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
TOOFPICK WILL: I recently got my own studio equipped with the latest Pro Tools. Now I can save so much time and money when recording. I love making music, it calms me down when dealing with life’s problems
IAA: What are your songs about?
TOOFPICK WILL: My songs are about topics people can relate too. I am being myself through my music. I am a 6’2″ 1/3 Spaniard 1/3 Black (my father is Black,It’s a Mariah Carey thing lol) kid. I have a high metabolism , hence the name Toofpick. I fell in love with hip-hop and wanted to make enough money to get my mother out of Section 8. If you can relate to what I do, used to do, or will do, then my music is for your ears.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed?
TOOFPICK WILL: My music is directed towards people who feel what I am saying, love my songs and my talent. I was astonished to find people on the eastside of my town bumping my music. I’ve never even met some of my listeners in person!
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
TOOFPICK WILL: Music influences me because it moves you. It goes parallel with what you’re feeling. I am influenced by the rhythm of the instruments or simple beats that get you moving. Artists that influence me are Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, 2Pac, Jimi Hendrix,The Beatles,Aerosmith, and Selena, plus many more.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
TOOFPICK WILL: My music is energizing, head-nodding, powerful, compelling, ear-catching, passionate, and crunk. My music is great, and it has a lot of feeling. This is actually how many of my listeners have described my music.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
TOOFPICK WILL: My name makes me stand out. People always ask, “Who is Toofpick?” My sound is unique and helps me to stand out. Plus, I always emphasize my sound when on a record in order to get my feelings out.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?
TOOFPICK WILL: I am working on my 3rd project, ‘The Hey Yo!! Mixtape Vol.2’. My very 1st one was Vol.1. I’m making a sequel to it with my group/label B.I.B.Entertainment, which stands for Back In Business. This next project will have those different songs such as rap,r&b,pop,rock,techno,reggaeton,etc.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
TOOFPICK WILL: I’ve always wanted to win a Grammy. That’s my prize, that’s my super bowl trophy, my Oscar. I want to have fans not just in San Antonio, but across the World
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
TOOFPICK WILL: You can find me on Twitter@followToofpick and Facebook. You can call or text me 210-290-2844 . Download my latest music and cd. Check out my performances, you will not be disappointed!