Ty Thom – $alary Bump [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Soulful, Nostalgic, Authentic

Tell us a few things about your new song “$alary Bump”. What is the story behind it?

So I ended up connecting with the producer Yarou at a show we both performed at. He sent me a pack of beats. I remember hearing the instrumental and I started writing to it immediately. I was blow away by the production. It has a triumphant feel. It reminded me of something Benny the Butcher or Nipsey Hussle would get on so I knew I had to really rap and come correct with my penmanship this time around. After recording my verse, I hit up my homie Tre Romell to hop on it and the song gave him the same feel. We recorded his verse at the studio about a week later. The song was fully mixed and mastered maybe a week or so after the recording session. I’m proud of where we took this song lyrically.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

“My opposition still on level one, I won’t stop until I’m dead and gone, they tried to box me out my skills on Delle Donne”

Favourite rapper, lyricist and producer?

Favorite Rapper is Drake
Favorite Lyricist is Biggie
Favorite Producer is Mac Miller or Partynextdoor

What does hip hop symbolize in your opinion?

In my opinion, Hip-Hop symbolizes life and experiences. As people, we all go through similar situations. There are also times where those situations are very different. Hip-Hop is a platform that is used to speak on the human experiences through a million different lenses. It connects the things we can relate on and builds a bridge towards understanding another perspective that differs from one’s own.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

I want to give people the same feeling I had when I listened to my favorite artist for the first time. I want to be able to script the soundtrack to people’s lives while also being truthful to my own story. My goal is to have my fans to feel connected to the things I’m saying and hopefully they can learn from these stories I’m telling to create their own path to success and happiness.

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Never give up on your dreams. Things are closer than they appear. Always believe in yourself and never let a couple “no’s” block you from reaching that big “yes” you’ve been searching for.

Thank you!

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