IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
THRAXXUP: I’m from Chicago, IL originally. I currently live in Clarksville, Tennessee. I moved down south after my mother realized that Chicago was getting bad. She wanted to provide a better environment for me and my family.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
THRAXXUP: I am basically your average joe. I started rapping back in the 5th grade at the lunch table with my friends with pens in their hands hitting beats on the table. I would sing in talent shows, sing Usher, sing in the shower. I fell in love with music. I grew up with music, and I became more in love with lyrics. I also fell in love with the west coast music scene while growing up in the 90’s. Basically I found my first love with music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
THRAXXUP: I want to motivate people through my gift of speaking to a generation of people who want a change. This is my life. I breathe, eat, sleep, and dream music! Rap isn’t a hobby, this is my career and I love what I do. Without music, my heart don’t beat. I want to show the world my side of music. TakeFlight music is cool, calm, and collective. I’m trying to spread my vibe through the world!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
THRAXXUP: My songs are about past, present, situations I’m in or the people in my inner circle go thru. My songs tell a piece of me in every aspect from the beat I choose or from the lyrics I spit. Also my songs are about my future goals that I place upon myself or this generation
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
THRAXXUP: 16-45 years old male and females. I want to reach this generation. I want to be able to motivate and inspire others to chase their dreams because your dreams die when you let them! I can relate to the average person because I was walking in the same footsteps thru my own problems.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
THRAXXUP: Favorite rapper all-time is Nas! I credit the whole 90’s music scene to be honest. I’m a music-fanatic! From Dr. Dre, Snoop,B.I.G., Ice Cube, Ludacris, Queen Latifah, Dubstep. I listened to it all. I’m an open-minded person always wanting to master my craft. In my generation I listen to a select few Wiz Khalifa, J-Cole, Kendrick Lamar and a couple underground contenders. I don’t like to poison my ears!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
THRAXXUP: I tell them that TakeFlight Music is music you can relax to, cruise with, and move with it if you can! I have a Triple C Flow cool, calm, collective. My music makes you want to get up and go be productive!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
THRAXXUP: My work ethic, my drive, and my determination of wanting to be great! I pride myself on being different. I am always trying to find the next best way to succeed hence my Take Flight motto. I want to establish myself as an icon not just as another artist! I face opposition and challenges head on and boldly overcome them. I see a task and I complete it. I never give up on the whole mission of succeeding.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
THRAXXUP: I’m currently working on two mixtapes, and also I’m in the writing process of my first studio album B.I.L.L. . I am also in the process of working a #LostBoyNationClothingLine I want to jump in the fashion world also. I’m currently planning a tour. Expect the highest from me I am going to Take Flight.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
THRAXXUP: I’m a competitor so I’m looking to win any and every award there is for me to win! I want to be a music legend, icon status. I want to be that guy that helps troubled teens and struggling adults trying to get through in life. I want to pay it forward! I see myself as one of music ‘s most iconic stars! I see myself touching crowds of people from USA to Japan! I see myself being that hard worker, that dedicated individual who has grown and still mastering his craft as one of the games’ most elite!
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
THRAXXUP: My fans can contact me on any social media website via Facebook @Thraxxup. Twitter @Thraxxup SoundCloud @Robert-Geralds Reverbnation @Thraxxup Any fans can contact me. They can direct messages on any of these sites also download the free internet radio app Jango search Thraxx and hit play! Thraxxup TakeFlight Ent. https://thraxxup4.reverbnation.com
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