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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WBM Features: Titus Tucker

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
-Aldous Huxley

A focused mind is a determined one. Just ask Titus Tucker. And for him, the end result couldn't be any more clear, for the desire to impact the world via the gift of music is what he would like to share most.

Titus since a very young age has had his foundation grounded in music. As his interest grew more so did he. Now quite the accomplished musician, vocalist and producer Titus is making strides to release a new EP showcasing some of his new material, continue branding and marketing himself on the internet and long-term plans to begin touring.

Now the time has come for Titus to show the world that with great passion comes an undeniable effort to obtain success. For Titus, success is just a song composition away.

Allow his music to play into your lives and heart.

[As Told To Why Blue Matters]

Who is Titus Tucker?

Titus Tucker is a true artist who's very passionate about his craft. He is also active in his school, church, and community as well.

Is this also your stage name?

Titus T: Yes, I was blessed to have a rare name so it's easy to market. I actually like my name and would never be comfortable being called something else. I believe my parents named me with purpose so I stick to it.

Where are you from?

Titus T: I was born overseas in Germany because my father was in the military at the time. When I turned six, we moved to Florida, where he retired and where I reside today.


Titus T: I'm in the south so I really like watching college football. I'm also into photography and videography. As a matter of fact, I'm working on my certification as a Motion graphics expert. Of course I major in music and recording arts but visual art has always interested me.

What does music mean to you?

Titus T: Music can mean different things for me at different times. Sometimes I use it as my explanation for things that I can't put into words. Other times I use it as my great escape from the world for a second. Overall, music to me is an audio art that should be respected and loved by all.

How long have you been involved?

Titus T: I've been surrounded by music since the day I was born. My father was a singer and so was my older sister. I took what I could from them and built upon it to come up with what I do today. I was involved with it at a young age but I didn't start public performances 'till I was ten.

When did you know that music was something that you wanted to pursue?

Titus T: I knew for a fact music was what I wanted to do in my tenth grade year of high school. I was getting a little older and I had to start making more decisions on who I was going to be for the rest of my life. There was absolutely nothing I could see myself succeeding in. I wasn't an A scholar at my school and there weren't any labels in my area or a big music scene for me to get into. Even though my choices seemed slim, I knew I wouldn't be successful in life unless I did something I loved. So during that summer, I bought a couple programs for my computer and I asked for recording equipment for my birthday. Every single day that summer I stayed in my "studio" for hours at a time becoming perfect at everything I did whether it was producing, singing, or writing a song. From then on I decided to be an artist no matter what it takes.

Do you play any instruments?

Titus T: Yes, I'm definitely a musician at heart. I've started playing the drums when I was 4, I moved on to the bass guitar when I was 15, and at 16 started playing the piano. Outside of my family, no one really had any idea that I could sing. It was funny for me because most people who had watched my success from birth, didn't have a clue.

What inspires and motivates you?

Titus T: Inspiration and motivation are two important parts of my creative process and career in general. I draw my inspiration from real life, and my own teenage experiences. I go through a lot emotionally just like any other teenager. I just thank God I have music as an outlet for those emotions. Some of my best songs derive from real issues that I've dealt with.

I can say for the most part, I'm self motivated as far as my career is concerned. I've never been at a place where somebody had to push me out of bed or make me go to the studio and record. My skills and talents, have never outweighed my hunger and drive. My parents have to constantly remind me to do normal things like eating because I can easily lose track of time and get caught up in the art. So overall, I can say I'm life inspired and self motivated.

What goes into the creation of your songs?

Titus T: If anything, I would say my heart and genuine feeling goes into every record. I don't I'll ever be the type of artist that makes songs just because a certain style sales.

Working on any new projects?

Titus T: As of now, I have a lot of new projects in the work. I'm now working on finishing my solo EP. I'm also going to be working with some Mixture of KTP on a project coming soon. I don't have any concrete release dates yet but I'm definitely working on getting them done as soon as possible.

How important is the internet to promoting yourself as an artist?

Titus T: The internet is imperative for the success of an artist in todays music industry. I wouldn't have of the fan base I have now without the internet. I was looking at a video I made and statistics showed me more people in Grenada like my video than people in the United States. Without the internet, all of my exposure wouldn't be possible and I'm very thankful for it.

Biggest Accomplishment?

Titus T: I've done many things before the age of 17, than many musicians don't get to do in their lifetime. My biggest accomplishment had to be playing bass guitar for grammy winner Pj Morton when I was 15. He has really helped influence so many aspects of my art so playing with him meant the world.

What type of impact would you like to make with your music?

Titus T: I think I bring creativity at it's highest point. I producer my own music, I write my own songs, and I can play everything live. There aren't that many musicians like that today in the R&B world. I also would like to bring a positive message to music in general. Most artist get signed and turn into someone they're not and I want to be the complete opposite of that. I was raised with good morals and I really want to share a message of positivity and love to the world.

Any anyone you like to work with in the future?

Titus T: I'm influenced by plenty of artist but in the future, I'd like to work with Kanye West. He's one of the greatest producers of our generation and a true artist who makes what he feels.

What's next for Titus Tucker?

Titus T: The next step for Titus Tucker is tour. I plan on going on the road to get my music out and to show people I can deliver past what you see on the internet.

Any advice for those looking to pursue their aspirations in music?

Titus T: The only advice I have to give is pursue it with all you have and don't let anything stop you from pursuing your dreams.

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