Today we are sharing the exclusive interview of J.T Pender in which you will get to know a lot of things about his life and music. So, here we go;
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Q: How did you come into music industry?
Ans: My family has always been involved in music. My mom spent her life trying to get signed. We had a recording studio in our converted garage growing up. I did my first album “REAL” under the performing name “Tyroneus” when I was 16. And have just continued to do music ever since. It’s a part of my existence.
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
Ans: My mom was my main influence. She made me interested in it. She spent so many hours in front of her mic and tape recorder writing and making songs. My father’s huge vinyl collection. I grew listening to the classics of Teddy Pendergrass and Marvin Gaye every night as a kid. My brother first started making computer based music in the early nineties. Musically, the days and songs of Death Row and Bad Boy of course had a huge influence on me.
Q: What is the name of your debut song?
Ans: My debut single as J.T. Pender was “Got It Made”
Q: Say something about your musical journey?
Ans: I was once selling CD’s in paper sleeves for $2 a pop. I was living out of my car and wherever I could stay for the night. It’s crazy to be a grown man now, and hearing my music on TV. The path isn’t always what you think it’s going to be, but it’s always the right one.
Q: Who helped you most in your journey?
Ans: My (now) wife has been there for me for half of my life. She always had my back through all of this.
Q: Who gave you pieces of advice?
Ans: I just read lot’s of books and articles. Lot’s of music production books. Lot’s of industry books. This was before the internet was even a factor I guess.
Q: What do you do now a days?
Ans: I produce music for our record label GameRunnaZ Records, and a publish music for TV and Film.
Q: Let us know something about your future projects
Ans: The next project is the studio album “It Is What It Isn’t” This Success Freestyle is the first song from that album.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
Ans: Ain’t nothing changed. I’m still trying to put my best work out and press the boundaries. I’m just blessed to have fans that have supported me for over 20 years of doing music.
Q: Any message for new artist?
Ans: Constantly push yourself to try new things in the studio, and don’t worry if it’s a failure. It’s just a step to your next masterpiece.