BIO: Takeez is the oldest of three children and was born and raised in small town Lawton Oklahoma where he honed his skills of rhyme and rhythm. After singing for almost ten years, in 2010 he picked up themicrophone in a new way, and became a Hip Hop artist. As he started to get a buzz around his hometown he released his debut rap mix-tape on march 31st of 2011. The mix-tape was titled “Controversial Controversy” and did well in viral blogs and created a nice tone to his future endeavors as a Hip Hop artist. He later went on to drop 4 more mixtapes, each one making him more and more of a force in the underground hip hop circuit. In 2016 on March 7th Takeez dropped his first debut singles titled “Stokely Carmichael” and “Lets Eat” via ITunes and google play. There have also been talks of an album titled “Shorty Duece” in the works set to drop within the next two years. Take hard hitting punch lines, a smooth poetic delivery, and 12 inch nails and pack it all into one small town kid, and you have keez. From battling in a league of animals in the Oklahoma City proving grounds by the name of “School of Thought”, to touring with his DJ on one of Hip Hop’s biggest tours ever, MGK and Tech Nyne’s Hostile Takeover Tour in 2012…to working on his debut EP WiseSpoken 2 which has dropped a bomb on 2016 and continues to show force in 2018…. its been a hell of a ride. Hailing From Dallas, Tx there is a storm brewing and shelter is not looking too feasible. Don’t blink or you might miss one of the most promising emcee’s to ever come out of the southwest.
Top 5 Influences? My top five influences would have to be NAS outkast Marvin Gaye Prince Michael Jackson
New Projects? This year alone i Have a single dropping and I’m also planning on dropping my debut album this fall if everything goes right. Everything always depends on the music business and what loopholes it always seems to put me through when it comes time to drop a project. But the name of my new single will be “3 SEASONS” and the name of my debut album will be “Shorty Deuce”
What helped you get into music? The biggest thing that helped me get into music was the escape it gave me from a turbulent childhood. Losing my mother at 7 years old took a big toll on my life growing up….i just love where music takes me….whether it’s hip hop or classical….music is therapeutic G. It’s something i can ALWAYS hang my hat on to make me feel better….it’s an amazing outlet. I also had a uncle that is a Oklahoma jazz legend he is in the hall of fame there…and he was also a huge influence on me growing up….putting all types of different instruments in my hands and showing me different genres of music like Chick Corea and Coltrane all the way to muddy waters and nat King Cole….my dad also introduced me to hip hop when i was 11 years old….i started off as a singer so honestly i was more into soul….a lot of Sam Cook…Al Green…Marvin Gaye…Stevie wonder…prince…ETC….but yea he showed me the grandmaster flashes and Eric b and Rakim and all that….slick rick children’s story is like one of the FIRST hip hop songs i ever memorized from front to back non stop lol
Anything to tell your fans? It would be to hold me accountable…..keep me in my toes….keep me puttin out real shit. We ain’t sellin NUN but the music never our love peace and soul
Biggest Goals for 2018? My biggest goal for 2018 is to get J Cole’s attention… I just feel like i have the Dreamville sound i love that camps vibe and i LOVE the roster.But no seriously my goal this year is to really branch out and be seen. I gotta put myself in the light this year…i gotta work harder…mark my words I’ll be signed to Dreamville….i need that
But no seriously my goal this year is to really branch out and be seen. I gotta put myself in the light this year…i gotta work harder…mark my words I’ll be signed to Dreamville….i need that