Today I introduce you to a rising rapping hailing from Northern Virginia by the name of Twood. Twood was born in Little Rock, Arkansas but moved to Virginia when he was 1 years old. At the age of 9 he began making music. As of right now he currently has his own studio where he do not only record his own music but he mix and master’s on his own music. When he was 12-years-old, Twood recorded his first song inside of a McDonald’s bathroom while he was homeless after being kicked out by his mother for catching several charges.

Despite the hardships he encountered at a young age, he did not lose sight of his goal and vision. Twood was in and out prison all the way up to age 17. After his last jail sentence, the rapper came home and got straight to the studio, releasing two mixtapes (Family Ties) & (No Guidance).

Twood ended 2021 on a good note releasing over 6 music videos, now he is currently working on a project called “A Story To Hear”. The project will be release later this month with 11 songs and contains features from artists like Xanman , Paco, etc. Checkout the rest of our conversation down below.

 

Q: Think about someone or something that may have inspired you to make music. Who was or what was it?

Twood: Someone who inspired me a lot was Yungeen ace . I seen he went through a-lot of shit. And a lot of the shit he went thru I can relate like crazy. It’s like we had the same path . He talks bout being betrayed and abounded a lot and that’s one thing I go thru the most and people betraying me and leaving when times get hard and I’m deep on morals and loyalty all the way so we can both relate to that so yea shout out ace .

Q: What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next 5 to 10 years?

Twood: In the next 5-10 years I see my self doing a-lot like shows, big features , being on popular interviews , radio shows, tours , all that shit . I’m willing to put the work in so I know the result is going to be tremendous. 

Q: How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Twood: The music I create is deep. Mostly every song has a message behind it and has catchy metaphors that will have you wanting to rewind the song and try to understand what I said. I make fun music that makes you want to rage and bop you’re head and I also make sad pain music that makes you think bout the hate and pain you been through .

Q: What is your creative process like?

Twood: My creative process is fast I freestyle everything I make I don’t write , I can’t write . I have anxiety and ptsd I just can’t sit down and write a song I have to be at mic talking how I feel in that moment , one little vibe can mess up my whole studio session that’s why I prefer to make music at home by myself or with some loyal people .

Q: Take us on a journey back to the first song you have ever written. How was that experience?

Twood: The first song I ever made was a lil mouse remix to the song “ GET SMOKED” and I was 12 years old thinking I was 21 lol I talked about how I wanted to kill some dude I beefed with on instagram and how I was going to shoot his house up I was off the chain when I was young lol

Q: What challenges have you encountered since being a music artist and how have you overcome them?

Twood: Some challenges I’ve had to deal with since being a rapper for real was betrayal, hatred , promotion , getting my music heard , features , management, having a real team, there’s been a lot of challenges that’s been holding me back from wanted to get where I want to be . Another challenge when I was younger I was in and out of jail and that really fucked a lot up cause I didn’t have my head right to make music and take it serious I was worried bout life issues at a young age.

Q: Which qualities do you think make a great musician?

Twood: Some quality’s that’s make me great is I’m full independent I have no team , and that I freestyle everything . I’m also very creative .

Q: Describe your favorite and least favorite part about being a musician?

Twood: My favorite part bout being a rapper is getting shit off my chest and having people relate cause the reason I started rapping was cause I felt like I was never heard .

Q: What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Twood: The best advice I was ever told was too treat my music and my name like a brand . 

Q: What’s next for you?

Twood: What’s next for me is to drop this tape and to get these features . Im going up and i wanna put my mom and my family in a better situation it ain’t bout me all the time it’s bout the people who helped me get here . I appreciate and love y’all all

Be sure to follow Twood on Twitter & Instagram @Twood703.  Take a listen to his latest single “More Life” featuring Xanman.

 

About Abu Sillah

Abu is a Journalist & Business Owner from Prince George's County, MD. He is the CEO of The DMV Daily and Marketing Manager of The Wig Café, LLC. In May 2018, Abu obtained his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is now attending Bowie State University for his M.A. in Organizational Communications.

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