Featured artist: Gus – Europe has hip hop talent?
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Gus from Kaunas 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, Gus! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Gus: It just came to me, I can't even really explain it. I do remember the first time I wrote a bar, though. It was in the 8th grade, I was sitting in English class. Bored out of my mind, I opened the dictionary and just picked out a word I liked and started rhyming with it. Needless to say, what I wrote was garbage, but the format to express my thoughts really stuck with me… So I just went from that moment onwards.
"Music doesn't have to be perfect"
What about concerts? Do you play live?
Not as of yet… It's the one thing that I can't seem to force myself to do, even though I'm being pushed to do so by many people. I'm just stuck in a feeling that I still need to improve my music, before I can perform it.
Best punchline you ever wrote?
y'all got balls made of steel but I am Magneto