Legend tha God is more than just a hip-hop artist, but one who is multi-talented in every aspect of the word “artist” itself. Over the past few days, Hood Critic Magazine had a chance to interview the emcee to get some insight into his experiences since his involvement in the music industry. We learned quite a few things throughout the interview, and think readers will come to get a better understanding of the artist known as Legend tha God.
Legend tha God Interview
HCM. Where are you from and how did you get to this point in your career as an artist?
Legend tha God. I’m from Charlottesville VA with Richmond VA as an honorable mention. I started off as a freestyle and battle champ living in the projects in Charlottesville until one day I got invited to attend the Music Resource Center a music recording and learning center founded by Dave Matthews.
After recording my first song I was hooked and joined a local group called Merevedi until me and another member left and started our own 2 man group Tha Lynks. We ended up touring the entire east coast, working with various labels, and even joining No Limit Records. As of today I’ve embarked on a solo career where I’ve seen more success than ever and started my own marketing company God Tier Marketing and even started an Art company with my wife Grade A Kont3nt.
HCM. When did you know that you were going to make music a career?
Legend tha God. I’ve always been talented in the Arts, starting off drawing, painting, and doing poetry and winning awards in all three. Hip-Hop embodied attributes from all three and I loved the reaction I received from it.
HCM. What musical influences did you listen to growing up helped to mold you into the artist you are today?
Legend tha God. Jay-Z and Biggie are probably the 2 artists that molded me as a rapper the most. The rhyme schemes and hidden metaphors I use in every verse I definitely got from them.
HCM. On your current/upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Legend tha God. Legend 3.16 is named after myself. My name is Legend and my Birthday is 3.16 it’s a personal album about everything from my upbringing, death, and being married, to my highs and lows.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Legend tha God. My greatest challenge was never giving up even when I saw everybody around me jumping ship. That never say die attitude is also my greatest attribute. Harriet Tubman is my Aunt so perseverance is in my blood.
HCM. What do you think your “biggest break” or “greatest opportunity” has been so far in your musical career?
Legend tha God. Working with No Limit helped get me connected with top-notch A&R’s, artists, Promoters, and more. It didn’t work out between me and the label but I came out of the situation a thousand percent better than I started.
HCM. How do you see your sound evolving in the next couple of years?
Legend tha God. If anything changes it would be more hook and production-based. I also produce so I’m always interested in the new sounds and formulas in Hip-Hop but without falling into the latest fad.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Legend tha God. That I Rap foreal and that I’m Consistent. I put everything into my craft and I hope they enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed creating.
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