HCM Exclusive with Upcoming Artist Tommy

Originally from New Jersey, Tommy hits the scene ready to make his presence known in the ever-expanding landscape of the music industry. HCM got up with Tommy this past week for an in-depth interview to discuss past, present, and future plans for the artist. Take a look at what he had to say…

Tommy Interview

HCM. Where are you from and how did you get to this point in your career as an artist?
Tommy. I am an artist originating from Ocean County New Jersey, based in Las Vegas, I like to think my music brings a sense of originality to the table which has gotten me this far already. Gaining the city’s attention, I had the opportunity through my peers to perform at March Madness, Roll The Dice, and Foolish Nights in which I gave the best performances I could provide as well for smaller shows around the city. The drive to give my mom the best life possible with the least stress is what drives me the most.

HCM. When did you know that you were going to make music a career?
Tommy. When I was finishing high school I was initially going to venture into environmental sciences so that I could study animal behavior. But I decided it would be fun to make my own music, as I have a love for writing. Ever since I made those few songs I’ve been in love with the craft.

HCM. What musical influences did you listen to growing up helped to mold you into the artist you are today?
Tommy. At first, I started listening to RnB around 2009. I heard freedom by Akon and I was all over T-Pain, but then I heard drakes early music like comeback season and I name him my inspiration because he makes me feel a way with his music that I would like to make people feel myself.

HCM. On your current/upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Tommy. My latest project on all platforms is called “Not So Fast.” I was going through a hard time in my relationship and I contributed those feelings to the vibe of the project. The project only has 3 official songs, with 2 additional bonus tracks on Soundcloud.

HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Tommy. One of my greatest challenges would have to be an inspiration to write. I try not to force anything with my music so sometimes progress can be a problem. But the product that gets finished is my best work. Making me have to spend more time in the booth so I can keep up quantity-wise.

HCM. What do you think your “biggest break” or “greatest opportunity” has been so far in your musical career?
Tommy. I think my biggest break was a show that I performed at in 2019-2020. I headlined for the artist “Prince Taee” now signed to Atlantic records. I’m super grateful that he put me on the lineup.

HCM. How do you see your sound evolving in the next couple of years?
Tommy. In the next couple of years, I expect my sound to transcend my current sound flow, vibe, and bar-wise. I’m looking to create music that can incorporate good writing and a great feel.

HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Tommy. I would like my listeners to leave with my music knowing that they can turn to my songs for comfort. I want them to know that having Tommy in their playlist is a must-have.

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Check out music from Tommy via

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Author: Mr. Hood Critic

Hood Critic Magazine was founded by Holland D. Witherspoon in Bossier City, Louisiana 2013. HOOD CRITIC MAGAZINE was created to cover up and coming unsigned independent artist.