Interview With W00zy

What’s your name?

Leah Tibbets I go by the stage name w00zy

Where are you from? 

I grew up in a small town in North Texas that has less than 100 people in it called Rochester, TX. I now live with my girl Taylor in Knox City, which is 8 miles away. 

How old are you?     

29 years old.

When did you start making music 

The first time I ever picked up a guitar I was 7 years old, my grandparents got me lessons. After that I played guitar in local bands on and off until I was 15. I started producing in 2017.

How serious are you about your career?

I am extremely serious about my career, music is my dream and it’s my outlet for dealing with having a terminal illness. My hope is that the music will speak for me when I can no longer speak for myself.

Have you ever thought about quitting music?

8 years ago I found out I had Huntington’s Disease, I have dealt with a lot of issues and complications along the way that sometimes has made it hard to work on music. 2 years ago I was in and out of the hospital a lot with my liver and pancreas as well and took a little break from producing. Now I’m back and I am excited for what the future holds.

Who inspires you the most?

Hands down, my girl. She is trying to build her career as a Youtuber as I am building mine in music. She came from a pretty rough background, we met on Twitter and she’s been my main support through everything I go through. She is incredibly supportive, and she also is very talented herself. She also is always there for me when I need support with my health issues, she is a great woman and I am very thankful for her.

What got you into making music?

My dad was a DJ when I was growing up. He always threw house parties and was always taking us kids to shows and to the bars where his friends were performing. I guess when I was younger I wanted his approval, but then it became so much more once I started making music on my own that was getting recognition. Although my father and I don’t speak anymore, I am grateful that he passed on his love for music to me.

Who is your favorite producer?

Nick Mira, he’s the first person I watched produce beats. I loved watching him produce on Youtube, and I really look up to him. 

What is one of your best songs/beats?

My best beat would be the first one I sold, it’s called Skeleton Crew. It’s a dark drill type beat. I sold it the day that I dropped it and it was a huge milestone for me.

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