Featured artist: ImTylerFerrier – Painting pictures with my music.
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist ImTylerFerrier from St Petersburg to talk about his recent music, his upcoming projects, his career advice and his overall experiences being in the music industry and he did not disappoint…
Thanks for taking the time to talk with us, ImTylerFerrier! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
ImTylerFerrier: I grew up with a love for music from the age of around 5 years old. I always performed songs for my family on holidays with my cousins and we would do things like perform covers and such. I was introduced to rap later in life and fell in love with the concept of certain rap. I took inspiration from rappers like J Cole, Kendrick, Big Sean, etc. I wrote my first original song when I was in 7th grade and uploaded it to youtube. It wasn't as great quality because I didnt know what I was doing, but since then I have been working hard on perfecting my craft and finding my voice. I make all my music in my home studio, and i mix my vocals with the beats. I currently am going to college to learn how to produce my own beats so I can do everything myself.
The best I was given as an artist would be "work hard. hard work beats talent, and if you have both then its game over". This is such a great piece of advice I was given because it motivates me and inspires me to work hard.
What about concerts? Do you play live?
I have played live ONCE, (for my friends event). However, I am currently working on doing more shows, I am trying to finish my new projects before I start getting booked.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
My rap style is different, and I think the rap game needs something different in this day and age. I would for real appreciate if you guys could help me out.