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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

 

 

 

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[INTERVIEW] “Bankroll Gimmick” talks New York City Hip-Hop and more with Jason Bourne

Rising performing artist as well as producer and engineer Bankroll Gimmick is a native of the birthplace of Hip Hop, the Boogie Down Bronx. Recording professionally since 2011, Bankroll has taken the time to carefully brand himself both sonically and promotionally. Currently promoting a plethora of releases, he has caught a buzz as a result of the feedback from popular tunes Way Strong, Out the Mud, and Aint Real. Inspired by some of the greatest contributors to Hip Hop home Bankroll Gimmick gives credit to his best friend Jerel Patterson as a motivator, and one who was very instrumental in his musical pursuits. A life-long lover of music, Bankroll draws on personal experiences as well as the life experiences of his closest friends, and family to develop the content and substance he has today. We sat down recently for an interview where we talked about the state of Hip Hop in our city, his creative process, and new music. Check it out below:

Jason Bourne: A lot has been made of the resurgence of NYC Hip Hop – what’s your take on where the city stands right now in the Hip Hop game?

BRG Gimmick: I think the city stands in a good place right now. It can never be forgotten that Hip Hop started in the city, but we also have to come to terms with the fact that the south and other regions took over for a little while. I take my hat off to anyone putting out good music, and handling their business but I am happy and inspired that the focus is back on the progress on The Big Apple. Would love to have myself and some others take things to the next level.

Jason Bourne: You are a native of the Bronx. One of the things that I have noticed in recent times is a unity amongst MCs in the Bronx which has helped the buzz stay high in the borough. Who are some of the artists that you have aligned yourself with on the collaboration tip?

BRG: I am most definitely from the Bronx (puts X’s up). The unity in the Bronx is at a high right now. I think it has always been like that on the collaboration tip but it also helps that it is being promoted more. Things like Social Media, and even more at the shows is something that is going public and inspire more people to follow suit. As far as my resume, I have collaborations with Sonny Mon3y right now as well as Romane, and O Banga.

Jason Bourne: For those who may not know, who is Bankroll Gimmick?

BRG: Bankroll Gimmick is a hustler. From young I realized money is not real, but it is necessary. Life experiences have taught me it is a trick, but the catch is you just have to make the trick work in your favor

Jason Bourne: How is your creative process? What’s the vibe in the studio?

BRG: The vibe with everything I do is up. Excitement, I can say. Once the vibe is right the music and everything else flows. I have a lot of energy and I only invite good energy to be around me in life and when I am in the studio.

Jason Bourne: What are 5 must haves for a recording session?

BRG: To be honest, a good amount of weed, and some liquor are must haves. (Pause) of course. Keep it 100, I like to light candles, and have good people around with the vibe like I was saying before. It is also a must to have a great engineer.

Jason Bourne: You and O Banga hooked up for your latest track, Bankroll; talk about that record and how it came together?

BRG: When the New Year dropped O Banga hit me up and let me know he had a record that would take us further this year. I trusted that and I said, man send it to me ASAP. Once I heard it I knew he was right because the track fit my aura. I wrote the verse immediately and we went right in to cook up. The rest is history. That record is doing very well for us.

Jason Bourne: What is your earliest memory of falling in love with Hip Hop?

BRG: My earliest memory of loving hip hop was about 1995-1996. I had bought 1 of Jay- Z albums and I also copped Puff Daddy & the Family album. I knew I loved Hip Hop after hearing those.

Jason Bourne: What should our audience be on the lookout for going into the next quarter and ending the year?

A lot of visuals. I have a couple of videos that I will be releasing as well as my album, GOLDEN RULE

 

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Listen to Bankroll featuring O Banga

 

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