Toxxx shares his views on life and more with debut ep, “Who He”
Jason Bourne: A lot of artists use “original” or Authentic to describe themselves. What are your strongest attributes that exemplify those adjectives ?
Toxxx: I’m sure most artist are original & authentic in some aspect or another, but where it really shows is in how you deliver your message. The first point of delivery is usually the music. My style & delivery in general is unorthodox, so it’s already not what you’re used to. I’m into bars heavy, so I tend to put a little extra thought into my choice of wording and set ups. I approach things with a broader outlook. It’s like connecting the dots with words. I’m like that good story. You start to see it if you listen well enough. I keep my tracks exciting no matter the mood or vibe. It only takes a listen to find that out, so tune-in.
Jason Bourne: How did you get the name Toxxx ? is that a play on anything personal ?
Toxxx: I gave myself the name. I chose Toxxx because I got bored with my last one and I felt this name would be more suitable. I mean at the time all I was doing was getting bitches & getting lit; so yea, the fit was perfect. #Toxxxic
Jason Bourne: You are a native of New York City, The BX to be exact. Where do you see yourself fitting into the musical landscape in the Boogie Down ?
Toxxx: Exactly where I’m at now. In my own lane. It’s too many artists from here for me to be worried about my positioning. I just grind & make that . S/O to everyone from the borough doing them, but I’ve never really been the type to concern myself with “fitting in”. I’ve always preferred more room to work, dig. The BX did birth this culture, not to mention all the artist it produced for the industry over the years. So as long as I got it backing me I’m good.
Jason Bourne: Aside from songwriting and performing, do you wear any other hats in the business ?
Toxxx: I’m building my brand ToxxxicView up as of now. I always wore multiple hats. I just keep silent and move accordingly. I’m working with everything entertainment. That goes for writing, full artistry, filming, managing and growing a business from the bottom. I’d just say tune-in to see what’s next.
Jason Bourne: You jumped on the scene in 2017, talk to us about some of your stellar moments over the past few years.
Toxxx: I actually been on the scene for before that but the difference is I released my first official single in 2017. I built a little buzz throughout the years with that and it allowed me to get some more notice and attention. I’ve been featured on multiple blogs and websites throughout the years. I feel like the best is still yet to come for me. I’m still in the early stages of my career, so I’m chilling for the most part. Just know that the work is still getting put in.
Jason Bourne; Your recent ep is titled Who He, talk to us about some of the individuals you worked with to bring the product to life ?
Toxxx: It’s all me. A solo endeavor. I wanted my first project to be me featuring more me. (pause). Something direct from my point of view. Although I’m always down for a collaboration, I needed some more of me out there. I would like to give a S/O to all the producers and engineers who helped bring this project to life. I am also thankful for all the experiences that helped influence this project. Besides that, it was all me #Toxxxic.
Jason Bourne: Which track on the project means the most to you ?
Toxxx: Being that ‘Who He’ is my first body of work I believe every track means the most to me. I can’t choose between them as far as most meaningful, but I can say that ‘Ol Skool’ is one of my favorite tracks. That track is like a blast back into Hip Hop for me. I wanted to give people a catchy up to date memoir of some of Hip Hop’s greatest moments. Let me know how many classics y’all catch in there. #Barz. It’s also a fan favorite, so is ‘Wanna Fuck’but that’s a different story feel me. So make sure y’all get in-tune with them. #Toxxxic