IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: I was born in a small tourist town, Page, Arizona. I had a rocky childhood, and moved at an early age to Lafayette, Indiana. I eventually moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where I started my musical career. I currently reside in Toronto Ontario, Canada. I am “AZ born -Naptown repping -Toronto based – worldwide know.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: My musical background consists of the thought’s emotions and physical memories of my life. It consists of my own music, people I have met, and other artists’ music. I started out as an outcast kid clutching his cassette player cowering in the corner. I was very curious and often listened to Tupac’s Me Against The World, Dr. Dre’s Chronic Album, Bone Thugs n Harmony, and TLC. I was a rebellious teenager trying to define myself through the music that was my life. I enjoyed Snoop Dogg, Eminem, SPM, and various other 90s rappers. I am now molding myself into a true musical icon and money making machine. I now enjoy listened to 50 Cent, Nas, Jay Z, and various others
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: My songs are about my life. I write about my: thoughts, feelings, reactions to physical surroundings, dreams, goals, and aspirations. I write about my experience dealing with life, children, a wife, street life, nearly dying, failure, and success. My songs are my musical autobiography. My songs are a testament of my life. They are my heart, my soul, my body, my essence. My music is proof that I am hip-hop.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: I enjoy the stage way more than the booth. I have performed over 148 shows. I have performed in crowds that consisted of anywhere from 5 fans to thousands. Each crowd reacts differently to my songs. My favorite song to perform is the song that the particular audience enjoys the most during that particular performance. I enjoy causing the crowd to engage. The more involved an audience is, the more entertaining the show is. My top three songs to perform are, I’ma Titan F/Knowledge Bone, Muy Beuno, and Do You Remember.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: I would say that the one thing that has surprised me the most is the support I have received from family, fans, and supporters. I appreciate those who have had a taste of my talents and believe that I am capable of entertaining the masses.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: My musical influences tie into my musical inspiration, and how this whole dream is polished to perfection. I have to thank my Savior, first and foremost for giving me the gift of speech and the talent to make it. I am influenced by my children who have provided the most encouragement, confidence, hope, criticism, and understanding to write the songs I do. I am influenced by my wife who has gone through a life with me giving me the thoughts, ideas, opinions, and understanding to write the songs that I do. I am influenced by my life for being the cause of such a great musical story. My last influence is the music I listened to growing up: Tupac, Biggie, Dr. Dre, Snoop, Nas, Jay Z, Trick Daddy, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Bone Thugs N Harmony, TLC, No Limit, Puff Daddy, and various other 90’s artists
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: If you want a song for any mood, a song that when you hear it, you feel exactly as if that song was meant for you, then listen to my music. My music is a breath of fresh air from the repetitive social stereotype hip-hop music that you have heard . When you hear my music you, I can guarantee that you will be addicted.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: Standing out is something that is easy to do if you’re being yourself. If you’re holding firm to the belief that you define you, and that you aren’t defined by other people’s opinion. I am a better representation of not only Caucasian hip-hop, but exactly how to take hip-hop and rise above the stereotypical ideas and beliefs in order to create a better life for everyone around you. I am hip-hop. My family and I carry ourselves as if we are hip-hop. What makes me different is that I believe in me and my confidence makes others believe in me.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: I would like to see more awareness of self. Even if the industry is shady or money-orientated, who cares? The artists need more awareness of self. Stop misrepresenting hip-hop. Stop putting a black mark on a pure art form. Carrying yourself to a higher level and expectation causes others to perform to a higher standard. Therefore everyone gets better at the same time. The industry needs more self-aware artists and less gimmicky artists.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: Besides the everyday pursuit of signing the deal that changes my children futures; I just released the third mixtape. As a DJ each of the 3 have over 1k views. I’ve received an award for DJ Of The Year and Show Of The Year. I am releasing my first CD. I am the host of a underground radio show that airs 3x a week. I am also working on my 4th hosted mixtape and working with a consultant to make my package more polished.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
TWIZM WHYTE PIECE: In 10 years I will be a signed successful artist with a career full of great shows under my belt. I want to meet great people, win a lot of awards, and create great memories. I will own a restaurant, 2 houses, and have a bank account that is capable of paying for my children’s futures. Above else, I will still be a hip-hop artists father of 5, married, who came from nothing to something. I want to prove that dreams can be accomplished with hard work. Thank-you and much appreciated from Twizm Whyte Piece.
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