C.G ; Traverse City, Michigan.
Q.) What got you into this genre of music?
A.) “It’s just the music that speaks to me most. I’ve tried different genres too, I just prefer the process of creating this style of music.”
Q.) How long has music been a part of your life?
A.) “As long as I can remember. Growing up we always had music playing somewhere, it’s how we got things done and expressed ourselves.”
Q.) In what way do you aim to make a difference?
A.) “It’s just a hobby of mine. I don’t really see my music or myself making any impacts. But, if I had the chance I’d help people in need.”
Q.) Who is your music icon?
A.) “For me, I’d have to say Johnny Cash. He was an important part of my life growing up. My grandpa would always sing his songs, Ring of Fire was actually one of the first songs I learned about in grade school music class.”
Q.) How would you describe your style of music?
A.) “It’s sort of all over, but I like to think I got hints of Mac Miller and maybe some J.Cole. Probably funny to compare to them but it’s my opinion, you could walk up to five different people and I’m sure they would all have different answers.”
Q.) How do you put words to paper? What is your creative process?
A.) “I put a beat on, get the feel of it and then start with a hook. If you make a hook first it’s easier to draw a story from that and put it into a verse. Not always but most generally for me.”
Q.) Who are your biggest musical influences?
A.) “For the style of music I write I’d say Mac, J. Cole, Eminem, and Tupac. Sounds cliché I know, but I’m into that poetic meaningful stuff. What I try to base my music around.”
Q.) If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be and why?
A.) “Alive, Post Malone. Seems like a genuine guy, would be an honor. Past, Mac Miller. I remember when I was sixteen dreaming of collaborating with him.”
Q.) Where do you see your career heading? What is the vision?
A.) “Like I mentioned it’s just a hobby you know? If it were to be something more, fantastic. But if I could just do what I love and maybe make some profit that’s cool with me.”
Q.) How do you see your sound evolving in the next couple years?
A.) “Just from last year my flow and voice has improved and changed quite a bit. Hopefully by time I do my next project it’ll even improve some by then as well.”
Q.) Which artist do you think you would work best with?
A.) “I haven’t done a lot of work collaboratively. But I’ve done some work with PALMER on his album ‘Lost Dreams’ (on streaming services) but I’d say we work well every time we link up.”
Q.) What is the current status of your next project?
A.) “Honestly, I try to be a perfectionist when it comes to this and there’s a few changes needing to be made. Hopefully not but it might be set back a bit. Plus I’m waiting on some things to come back too.”
Q.) What would you say is your greatest strength?
A.) “I’d have to say being able to adapt and overcome whatever is thrown at me. It might take a bit but whatever it is I find ambition to get through it.”
Q.) With that being said, what would you say is your greatest weakness?
A.) “I am my worse critic. I could write a top chart song and still probably have nothing good to say about it.”
Q.) Do you have any goals for yourself? Not just in music but life in general?
A.) “I want to be a better writer, a better person and give the people I love around me the life they all deserve.”
Q.) Any specific note you want to end this on??
A.) “Just within the last year I’ve learned a lot. I’m happy to be where I am today and grateful to have the opportunities I do. I’m excited to see what the future holds.”