Featured artist: Fantacy – #fantacyLife
As part of our ongoing “Rap’s New Generation” series, today we sat down with the upcoming underground artist Fantacy from Pittsburgh 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, Fantacy! Let’s go back to the beginning of your career. How did you decide to become an artist?
Fantacy: I was inspired by one of my boys I know since elementary. Around the age of 13 influenced by all different genres of music… mostly rap & rock & roll. We watched Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller come up and rise ! That was so much motivation right there. That made me want to go so much harder to be like them but in my own way… but when he would freestyle it made me want to learn & eventually we started writing music together just recording and freestyling in the laundry room at my grams house on the IAMtpain app lol good times… After he passed away at 18 I told myself I would never give up and make it for both of us … I did my first show without him on stage but I know he was watching! Been at it ever since learning the ways and refining my steps
Be yourself, don't try and be just another clone.. be unique .. be one of a kind .. something people don't usually see often but when they do it lights up their hearts! ALSO have fun!!! That's what it's all about!
What about concerts? Do you play live?
I play live .. I wish I had a full band, but that's another work in progress when I perform live it's usually jus need on the stage. Picking up a few instruments for live music and eventually to make different genre's of music
Best punchline you ever wrote?
Just enjoy this shit