1. Hi M.T.G.! How are you?
Hey, I’m good. Getting up before the sun these last few days, but i’m getting used to it.
2. Where are you from?
I’m from Chicago. I’ve lived all over the southside. It’s my favorite city. It’s been good and bad experiences that made, making it out feel even better. Everybody probably feels that way about their city, but Chicago is different. A lot of artists from my area are some of the top artist in music right now. Nobody ever saw it coming.
3. How did you get into music?
I started out by playing instruments at school. My mom told me not to do music long-term and to get a job. I realized a lot of people followed that game plan and didn’t live fairytale endings either. A older guy who had influence around the neighborhood heard a song that I made and told me to stick to music. He said that it would make me rich one day. I just heard he was recently killed back in Chicago.
4. What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
My greatest achievement isn’t technical. I went to a show and my song came on right after I walked in and everybody knew the words. I don’t think most of them knew that it was me they were singing.
5. What are 3 words that describe your music?
I’ve been told that my music is more of a Vibe, Moody and Nostalgic. Honestly I write it to be stuff that I can listen to when I’m on a plane or just chillin with my headphones on.
6. What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
Being able to relax. Sometimes, I can remember moments by the music I was listening to at the time. Something like that or just the type of song you by default would turn on
7. Who inspires you the most musically?
Overtime it changes. It could be people that I’ve met and could have taught me something or it could be other artist that I listen too. I’ll listen to anybody from T.I. to H.E.R. I like old music too, especially the 90’s with anybody from the Fugees to Nas.
8. Who is one artist you wish you could work with?
I have a few artist that I would like to work with. T-Pain is definitely on the list. His old stuff and some of these recent features he’s put out all are still relative. He can take nothing and turn. I think some other people are Roddy Rich, SZA, Wale and 6lack.
9. Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?
I’ve been making music everyday. I have some songs that a few DJ’s heard. I think we have the right one chosen now to turn in. It’s a song not targeted at a specific person but different characteristics of people that I’ve dated all together into one person lol.
10. Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
So I have been singing and writing on some other projects with a few bigger artists along with my own. A few TV opportunities too. I think the last half of this year is going to be crazy.
All of my social media is @Itsmtg.