We were fortunate enough to talk ish with rap artist…Terrance Michael!!! Terrance Michael is a rap artist hailing from Chicago who has been doing his thing musically for years. He began in a group called Ninth Avenue, by another name, but he has matured & is now out doing his own thing and working to take the rap game by storm. He is very passionate and working to develop into an elite artist in the game. Let’s get to know Terrance Michael…
3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world; let the people know who Terrance Michael is and what Terrance Michael does.
Terrance Michael: Terrance Michael is just an everyday dude that happens to express himself through the music. Given my love for the craft, I take it seriously and I hope to be able to be a full time recording artist in the near future.
3 Voices: What inspired you to become a rap artist? How did you get started?
Terrance Michael: As a kid, I really wasn’t into rap music. But when I was in 6th grade, a few classmates and I were given an assignment to write a song and perform it in front of the entire school. Which in the CPS school district, that’s pre-school all the way to eight grade. Which at the time was my whole world. Long story short, I surprised myself and got a great reaction during my performance and just ran with it. I’m 9 years deep.
3 Voices: Who are some of your influences? Who are some people you would like to collaborate with?
Terrance Michael: My most eminent influences would have to be Jay-Z, Tupac, Kanye, and Eminem. However, I would love to collaborate with the newer artists in the game like Drake, J. Cole, and Kendrick. I love where they’re taking the culture and I’d love to get involved with that.
3 Voices: People may know you from the rap duo Ninth Avenue. Tell us about some things you did with the group and where you are now.
Terrance Michael: Back in high school, my group of friends got our hands on some music equipment and started putting out some local music and music videos. Nothing major. Ninth Avenue is more so a movement than it is a duo, which is why I still stamp it on everything I do. We’re just getting started.
3 Voices: You have your first solo mixtape coming out. Tell us about what people can look forward to from it.
Terrance Michael: Well, I love rap. I love the more intricate and thoughtful style of writing lyrics. With this being my first solo body of work, I made sure to express that freely throughout the mixtape for all the people that have an appreciation for that style.
3 Voices: What is next for Terrance Michael? Are there any exclusives you can share?
Terrance Michael: I’ve been pretty quiet over the past couple years. Just working, studying the greats, and creating my own sound. My only focus at this point to get my music out to the world.
3 Voices: How can people reach out to you on social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc?
Terrance Michael: I’ve got Instagram, @terrance_ix, Twitter, and Facebook. All of which can be redirected to from my website www.whoisninthavenue.com. Stay tuned I got some good stuff coming.
And there you have it! You heard it from Terrance Michael himself! Be sure to check out his site and follow his social media for his upcoming mixtape. Good luck to Terrance Michael and keep in touch.
Check out Terrance Michael’s recently released freestyle over Slow Jamz: