It’s Lyrically Twisted back with a new mixtape, “The 2nd Nature” following his killer Introduction Mixtape. His last album was on fire with tracks like “In The Lab” and “Dear Seasons” but his introduction of this new mixtape has him on another level, bringing overwhelming consistency in his flow. “Breathin” is a hit as soon as you hear it, rivaling mainstream artists like Drake and J. Cole. We’ve had the amazing opportunity to get in touch with Lyrically Twisted to get his word on the making and distribution of “The 2nd Nature”
Interview with lyrically twisted
With the obvious struggles out there today in the music industry, what does an independent artist such as yourself go through trying to promote a new project?
Basically I’m a D.I.Y. (do it yourself) kind of artist. Some of the challenges I face are trying to get my music out there to as many people as possible over the Internet and locally when I do shows. Getting “seen” or “heard” is one of the most difficult things to do as an independent/unsigned artist. However, I do have a network of people that I get support from…so that helps a lot. And on a side note, one of the things I’ve struggled with in the past is getting booked for shows on a consistent basis. What has helped me out with this is that I’ve formed a live band so now I get booked more than usual.
I’m inspired by people and music that illustrate “passion”. That’s how I get my inspiration for anything I write. In The 2nd Nature Mixtape, I sought inspiration in the music instrumentals of Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Drake, etc. These artist demonstrate passion for what they do and the instrumentals portray some kind of story (in my opinion) and that’s why I chose specific instrumentals to use. I’m not one to complete a project and sit on it for a while so I’ve also started on yet another project in which I’m going to use all instrumentals from the famous producer 9th Wonder. The passion he demonstrates in the music he makes is amazing and that’s why his music “speaks to me”.
I hope to gain a little more exposure and a wider fan-base with this new mixtape. The music on this project include commercial/mainstream instrumentals that most people who listen to the radio can readily identify. So, I’m hoping that I can give my listeners something they’re familiar with, while at the same time giving them something fresh and original.
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