36 SHAWTY: I come from where the Hornets originated, also the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Of course, I can’t forget the next best black quarterback resides where I’m from as well, Cam Newton. For those that are still a little lost let me break it down to you, nothing could be finer then to be from Carolina! Charlotte, North Carolina is where I’m from to be exact.
IAA: What is your music background?
36 SHAWTY: I came up listening to whatever my mother and older siblings were listening to. That being said, all genres of music gave me the musical background that I have today. I would put my music in the hip hop, rap, r & b, and dance music range.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
36 SHAWTY: I feel that I have a unique sound of my own. First off, I also strongly believe that I can be the voice for my city. Since I learned that I possessed this gift from God, I want to share it with the world!
IAA: What are your songs about?
36 SHAWTY: My music comes from the heart of a hard working man from the queen city who has earned and worked hard for everything he has, no hand outs. That being said, my songs are about my life experiences in the drug trade, in dealing with friends, family, and of course women. Can’t live with them and definitely can’t go a day without them. I love them all. My life on a beat, that’s all I got to speak. (Single coming soon)
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
36 SHAWTY: First let me say that my fan base is directed to all ethnic groups. I do what I do for the attention of the baddest scuttaboos (ladies) and hard head buffoons all around the world. If you lived in the hood, came from nothing and are trying to make something better out of your life, becoming a fan of mine will help get you through whatever because I know how it is to struggle and go through ups and downs in life.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
36 SHAWTY: Just to name a few artists that I like to listen to, they would be Nas, Pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, R. Kelly, Al Green, Clarence Carter, Master P, Prince, Gucci Mane, OJ da Juiceman, Snoop Dogg, and The Game. My list could go on and on for days but that’s just to name a few.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
36 SHAWTY: Live! That has to be the first word I use because when you listen to my music you will feel nothing but energy. Some songs will make you want to sit back and take a shot of something, or put whatever in your system if you know what I mean. I have songs that are up lifting. At the same time some of my music will take you to dark places in your life, my life as well. At the end of the day me describing my music, I would have to say it’s live, emotional, energetic, ride to it music, TUH (TrapinUnderHeat).
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
36 SHAWTY: My life is what makes me stand out from artists or people in general. Coming from 36th street, living in a two bedroom apartment, there were six of us in all, three boys and one girl. We shared a room and everything else. I turned to the drug trade at a young age to help take care of my family. Being the youngest in the household didn’t make a difference to me, I had to go get it. Working a 9 to 5 and hustling in the streets in Charlotte was all I knew for a long time. At the end of the day, I feel that my work ethic, drive, and determination to want to be the best is what will also separate me from other artists.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
36 SHAWTY: Right now I’m working on three different projects: Team F.O.E. Presents Family Over Everything [Til Death Do Us Part], in which there will also be a DVD included with the mix-tape. I’m also working on two mix-tapes of my own: Trap Ethics [Lesson 1&2]. Both of these projects will also have DVDs included with them as well.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
36 SHAWTY: My career goals are that I want to be one of the top business moguls in the world. I’m starting in the music industry of course and then I see myself branching out to fashion, fragrances, and alcoholic beverages. My overall goal is to just be a trendsetter in whatever I put my hands on or put my mind to doing. In ten years I see myself in Charlotte, North Carolina with businesses set up for my family. I also want my name to be a household name in the music industry in 10 years.
How can fans access your music and contact you?
36 SHAWTY: First off you can google 36shawty for any music!
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