Butta Baby

How did you get started? Tell us your story!

I started rapping with a small group called VTS (Victims To Society) in 2014. We recorded and released a lot of songs as a group. I still work with a lot of the members today. I started taking music seriously at the beginning of 2019. I decided that I wanted to release my first project which I named “The Bread & Butta.”

What is your experience in the music industry? Do you have any formal training or schooling? If not, are you self-taught and how did you learn your craft? What is your learning style? What are your favorite educational resources (ex. college, YouTube, etc.)?

I have no formal training in the music industry. I played the drums during high school. I have honed my craft by listening to other lyricists and casually freestyling.

What are some credits and achievements that you have? Who have you worked with? Who have you collaborated with?

I have worked DJ Problem Child and Who Framed Benny. Some artists I have collaborated with are Ola, Umi Tha Goat, and Papi Curt.

Who are your biggest influences growing up and why? Who do you like to listen to now and why? Who’s on your playlist right now?

My biggest musical influences are Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne. 3 stacks brought real fashion to hip hop music with the eccentric styles and ensembles he put together. Wayne represented true lyricism and dedication to the music itself. Today I like to listen to artists like Jim Jones and Gucci Mane. They translate what’s going on in the world from an urban scope. Their music encompasses where I am and where I would like to be.

What are some of the biggest obstacles you’ve encountered or faced in this industry?

Every day is a challenge and it’s never easy, but my biggest obstacle has been finding creative ways to get large audiences to hear my music.

How would you describe your sound and style?

I would best describe my style as luxury trap music. I cover subjects that are synonymous with hustling and getting money. I’m always sure to communicate that I’m typically in an environment that's not always in favor of my success but I’m living my best life in it regardless.

What are some of your goals this year?

I plan to release a series of songs, projects, and videos. My biggest goal right now is to expand my discography and body of work.

What is your creative process like?

I go to the studio and have the best time I can. I have no artistic restraints. I write sometimes; other times I freestyle or punch in. I’ve made songs starting with the hook, I’ve even made songs starting with the last verse. Whatever feels right and sounds best to me is what leads my creative process.

What’s your favorite go-to order?

My favorite fast-food meal is a 10-piece hot wing combo w/ fries and lemonade from American Deli in The Westend Mall.