RESPECT.: With your first single, “Great,” what made you name that title? What is the history behind it?
So, I started working on a song I wanted to place on Rick Ross’ upcoming album Port of Miami 2. I came up with the hook really quick and figured his voice would fit perfectly. When I started making the beat, I couldn’t find the right sound that would work for him. So I decided to just go with what I came up with and make a reference track.
Once, I starting coming up with the verses and re-working the hook, the song just became mine. I don’t rap about anything I don’t do, but I wanted to keep the hook. So, instead of bragging about luxury stuff, I turned it into a song about how I deserved it, but I’m too broke to get it right now. Whether I have it or not though, I’m still great.
RESPECT.: What inspired you to start doing music?
The last 52 seconds of “Alright” by Twista featuring Kanye West. It was one of the most beautiful things I have heard. I never felt like I “deserved” to be a rapper cause I came up way better than most. I don’t lie when I rap; so I couldn’t say what a lot of people were saying. I thought I would just be a fan forever. From those last 52 seconds of that record, it made it super clear that I needed to make music. That bug wasn’t going to go away.
RESPECT.: What inspired you to do a drumline kind of beat?
I don’t have a plan when I produce, but I knew the basic skeleton of the bass line I wanted. From there, the beat just fell into place. I think my style just seeped into it. I like layering and big sounds, so a lot of my beats come out stadium-ready. I plan on performing at stadiums.
RESPECT.: Define RESPECT.
Appreciation. By looking at someone or yourself, and appreciating who they are. No more, no less.
RESPECT.: What are your goals? Do you have a label?
I’m good at everything in entertainment, but not just music. I’m going to build a company that creates and facilitates some of the best entertainment. I’m not signed nor don’t plan on being signed unless I can move freely unlike these other rappers. They have bosses and I don’t.
RESPECT.: What will the upcoming project persist of? Have you thought about the name of the title?
This project is a reflection of the different sides of my personality and songwriting. It has songs that are deep, and songs that are all humor. The biggest thing that you hear in every song is good songwriting and production skills. It is a loud introduction to Tyshawn. Once you hear it, you won’t be able to get away from it. It’s gonna hook everybody who hears it.
RESPECT.: When is your project set to drop?
We haven’t set a date yet, but it’s probably going to be sometime at the top of the year. Hopefully before spring.
RESPECT.: Will there be a visual to the single? If so, can you give us a small concept of what it will be?
Yeah, there will be a visual. I can’t give away too much, but it’s going to be hilarious.
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