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Tyler Lemco: Profile + Interview

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Tyler Lemco: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

‘Inspiration’, to me, comes in many shapes and forms. It can be people, things, events, or even thoughts that come to you. It’s anything that motivates you to be creative and think new things. ‘Passion’ is when a thing or an activity feels like a part of you. Growing up, I can truthfully say I was passionate about basketball. I always had a ball in my hands and couldn’t go more than a couple hours without playing. It felt like a part of me. Now, music is what feels that way. When I’m creating and getting the gears in my head turning, it just feels right. ‘Strength’ is essentially perseverance. It’s the ability to keep going no matter what. Strength is when Passion outweighs everything else.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m your new best friend.

Why do you do what you do?

I do it because it feels natural. I love to entertain, and I’m a writer by nature (I have a degree in journalism), so rapping was just something that organically happened. It’s the perfect avenue to flex my creativity and wit.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I’ve been writing and recording for years, but I was really convinced that this is for me when I first got on a stage. That rush of being in front of a crowd and doing your thing is better than any drug on the planet. The more dedicated I became to making music, the more viable an option it seemed. I’m still getting the hang of it, to be honest. I’m still not convinced. But, the more shows I go to and the more people I meet and places I go, I constantly get positive feedback and that reassures me I should keep going.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

The toughest thing to overcome is myself. At the very least, I know my faults but I’m an idiot. I’ve got over 100 songs written and ready to record, but I just don’t get them done. And when I go to finish them, I end up writing something new. I need to really be on top of things and make daily to-do lists otherwise I get nothing done. It’s definitely been improving and it feels like the ball is finally rolling, though. I know that a lot of artists are the same way. I can’t even tell you how many verses or instrumentals I’ve sent over to people to finish up and just never hear back. It’s an industry where a lot gets started. That’s why I try my best to stay organized and on schedule.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I guess I have a couple of inspirations. I’m a student of the rap genre, so I obviously grew up on greats like Scarface, Redman, Big L, Eminem, Nas, and Slick Rick to name a few. I consider myself somewhat of a comical character, though, and I really get a kick out of the antics. I definitely get that from Andy Kaufman, who has inspired me big time. Another weirdo who I try to emulate and take characteristics from is Hunter S. Thompson.

 

As far as me inspiring others… I’m not entirely sure. I get messages all the time on social media from people who enjoy what I do and I get people coming up to me at shows with motivating, positive things to say. I don’t know that I’ve inspired anyone, but I do know that I’ve made a lot of people’s day’s better, and that’s my goal.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Have fun, but don’t be carefree. In fact, be careful. There’s a lot of negative, bad people out there who just want to use you or take from you. I’ve learnt that it’s important to surround yourself with good, positive people who want to help you and see you succeed. I’ve had a couple of occasions along the road where I’ve had to learn some lessons I wish I didn’t. At the end of the day, though, every setback is a setup for a comeback.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Right now I’m focused on FINISHING some music. I just spent an entire month in Miami making some really good stuff and meeting some awesome people I hope to work with in the near future. I’ve got a project being finished up with DJA, I’ve got a couple things in the oven with Choppa Dunks, and I’ve got a slew of other collabs and solo stuff floating around. The tricky part is going to be strategizing a smart, consistent release schedule once it’s all ready.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Always bring a towel.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

I need an adult.

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Tyler Lemco: Profile

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Full name

Tyler Lemco

Age

26

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Rapper

How long have you been doing it?

I started writing lyrics at around age 14 but only started recording at around 17 or 18.

Fav Song

Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Stevie Wonder

Fav Movie

Blood In Blood Out

Fav Actor/Actress

The dog that played Air Bud

Fav Clothing brand

Kirkland

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Kirill Was Here

Fav Sport to watch

Basketball

Fav Sport to play

Basketball

 

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