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: estinemusicgroup@gmail.com



  1. Woo-hoo! Been a fan since you worked with Lucci Luke on the Mix Tape!! Shoot out from AZ baby!! Glad to see you still following your dreams. Much luv!

  2. Love Terrance “Footy”. Worked with him in another industry and he is one of a kind, genuine, and most important a wonderful man to his family! ! Love you and I sure hope the world gets to hear your great work, I have my cd, going to have to get that autograph!

  3. Been following your music for quite some time now. It is very refreshing being able to still listen to “good”, “original”. Your passion for music shows through your work. Keep it coming. And many blessings to you.

    • Thank you I appreciate it..my heart speaks more than my brain..thank you for filling me and my music…New Cd “PussyPain&PAPER” dropping 2017.. be on the look out PLEASE..??

    • Well thank you and your dad for putting you up on my music..hopefully you can spread the word for me also:) I appreciate the support..word of mouth is everything..??G

  4. Great job keep your head up continue to stay in prayer & stay focus & stay positive most of stay yourself. I salute our men that have a positive influence on society in these times.

  5. Used to wonder what happened to all my homeboys I grew up with , when I heard what he had been up to I was at awe mainly because I’d heard his music before I ever knew it was my childhood friend! Keep it up they’ve got a spot for you in the center circle because you my friend has what it takes to get there!
    Real shit!

  6. Very interested in hearing more of your music. I’m in Ohio but I’m going to share your article and artist info with all my friends. Keep striving for greatness.

  7. Fam, it’s about time for the world to know who ‘Footy G’ is!! Can’t wait to hear the new album. I know it gone be ?

  8. Glad to see my big bro Footy finally getting the recognition he deserves. Definitely one of my influences growin up in Saginaw,Mi. Cant wait to see what 2017 brings for you. Praying for u bro. You deserve it. See you at the top. The realest out the Midwest. DaBoiBanks?

  9. Yess!! Keep on following your dreams !! Either if your rapping or writing for others!! Either way you continue to strive towards the stars!! Saginaw appreciate you!!

  10. Footy G is a very professional, talented, and recognized artist in my hometown. I wish him much success with his career and future in music.

    Michia Monique?

  11. It’s great to see you still grinding to make your dream come true. I can’t wait to hear your new stuff, I know it’s going to be?.

  12. My dad. Footy G! Has always been my favorite artist since I started listing to music. On the path to being everybody’s favorite artist. Dream chaser baby.