I write about real life; be it be it joy, anger, sadness, fear, etc. I also have songs of encouragement and education.
I am a Hip-Hop songwriter and performer. I have been learning how to record and mix my own vocals for the last few years.
Do you need help writing? Do you need any type of vocals? I can help! I can provide you with a feature rap verse, a hook, chorus, or a set of ad-libs or backup vocals.
I have recorded rap vocals for a documentary titled "We Breathe Again" and am currently finishing up an EP project of my own.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
Interview with TaterTott
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first CD, titled "Project I: Studio School." It was my first time in a recording studio and taught me a lot. My role was the main songwriter and vocalist.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am finishing up a 7-song EP project titled "A Wildbeat presents TaterTott: A Married Man" which features my kids on a couple of the songs.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I record in digital but prefer the sound of analog, it feels more "lively."
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to inspire my kids to follow their dreams as well.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you cannot rap without being vulgar.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What phrases would you like me to use? Would you like the song recorded and/or performed live?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open about what you are looking for. I might not get ALL the details in, but I will get as much in as possible while still being clear.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I plan to make a living with music. I have been rapping since 2004, after I turned 16 years of age.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A few fans have called me a mix of Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Lupe Fiasco, which are the three biggest influences on my style.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kendrick Lamar. He is involved in every aspect of the song.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: For vocals: EQ before compression, limiter and de-esser.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I typically bring wordplay, different rhyme patterns and delivery switches to a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I make a custom order, I do some research before writing the piece, sometimes taking notes. I don't do any of the mixing process until my full part in the track is completely recorded.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OS on a Dell Optiplex 380. The software and hardware I use consists of FLStudio 12, an M-Audio FastTrack Pro interface and an MXL V63MBP cardioid microphone. The recording equipment is not connected to the internet, instead I transfer files via USB drive and a laptop that is connected to the internet.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lupe Fiasco, Lecrae, Krizz Kaliko, Alaska Redd, Stevie Stone, KRS-One, LL Cool J, Pamyua, Pharrell Williams, Chamillionaire, Snow Tha Product, Stevie The Blessed, MC Lyte, The Hanson Brothers, Selena Quintanilla, Selena Gomez, Alan Jackson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Public speaking and performances of original songs.