By Todd Anderson
Todd: What first inspired you to start making music?
Tyricxle: I feel like I was just always around a musical area of sorts, since a lot of my close family members sing and/ or play instruments or actually make music and that really helped and inspired me to start my own career, it’s always been an interest.
Todd: Where did you grow up and what was the music scene like there?
Tyricxle: I grew up on West 29th Street in Davenport, Iowa. To keep it a buck, the music scene was not good because it was just a bunch of people trying to be hood, but it was definitely music.
Todd: Who were some of the artists that influenced your sound?
Tyricxle: XXXTentacion influenced my sound a lot to be honest, but other than him probably Lil Wayne, Young Thug, mainly those two because they really helped me with experimenting with vocal inflections.
Todd: What is your favourite song you’ve made so far and why?
Tyricxle: So, this is a difficult question to answer to be honest, because I truly love a majority of the songs I make but I’d have to go with my song “IMHAPPY”, I’d have to go with “IMHAPPY” though, because I made that song about my mental health and how I felt at the time. It has a really deep connection with me and the meaning is very deep to me and I feel like other people could connect to that song and feel heard and understood. The song really helped me get through how I felt at the time, and helped me stay true to myself.
Todd: What is your songwriting process like?
Tyricxle: Deadass I just be pressin record and sayin whatever comes to mind with a majority of my songs. With the more melodic songs though it’ll take a while because those songs usually have more meaning behind them. I’ll be feelin some type of way either in class, or in my room, or wherever I am. Depending on where I am I’ll either take out my notebook or my phone and write/type whatever comes to mind about the topic. Then, I’ll look back on what I wrote and finish it. The process could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a day to a week and possibly a month or 2, I still have some punk rock songs I’m trying to finish.
Todd: Are you self-produced? Which producers do you like to work with?
Tyricxle: I am not self-produced and it’d probably be helpful if I was but it just isn’t in my interest right now. If I’m being for real, I’d love to work with any producer that’d be down to work with me. I’ve really been trying to find producers that are willing to get out of their comfort zone and make some weird trap shit like weird melodies, experimental high hat patterns, and all that. I really want to just get weird with this music while having fun and inspiring others.
Todd: What do you look for in a beat you want to use?
Tyricxle: In a beat I listen to the melody, the drum patterns, and the repetition. I don’t want to use a beat that the producer put little to no effort into, so I really just listen to if the beat repeats too much or it has an extremely simple/boring drum pattern and/or melody.
Todd: What inspired your song “idek wtf this shi is tbh”?
Tyricxle: I heard a freestyle on Soundcloud and was like “I wanna freestyle now” and that’s as far as it goes to be honest the rest of it was just me being me.
Todd: What is your favourite part about making songs?
Tyricxle: My favourite part about making songs is that it makes me feel at home, and makes me feel where I belong. Music really is huge in my life and I don’t know what I would do without it.
Todd: What is the hardest part about being an artist for you?
Tyricxle: There isn’t really a hard part about being an artist for me, I love it all. I can’t say the hate is hard because that just pushes me to keep going and the music isn’t hard because I love it. So, I’m not really too sure.
Todd: What are some of your dream collabs?
Tyricxle: I really want to work with bktherula, Rico Nasty, Lil Wayne, Playboicarti, DC The Don, Famous Dex, and poorstacy. I really fuck with the vibe they give off and the music that they make.
Todd: What do you have coming up in the future music-wise?
Tyricxle: Well, I have a 6 track EP dropping on Valentines day and after that I’m just going to continue dropping bi-weekly. Maybe even an EP later on in 2022 as well but I’m not sure yet, we’ll see.
Todd: What are your goals for 2022?
Tyricxle: My goals for 2022 is to really just push the Tyricxle agenda and grow as an artist, and meet new artists and prods and help my homies grow and strive as well. I want to be able to say I accomplished something at the end of the year when I look back on 2022. I’m pushing out new music heavy and want people to come along for the ride.