We had the good fortune of connecting with Tee Lonzo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tee, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks is what got me to this point in my life. Honestly me just hearing present day hip hop and believing that I could make music that’s just as good or better but ultimately different. I feel like taking risks shows that you believe in yourself.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Am I definitely proud of the fact that I started making music in 2016 in Grand Prairie, Texas and that I’m still going at it today. I am proud to hear my growth cause I can hear how long of a way came. The hunger for success is still there cause I want people to be aware of what I do as an rap artist and the hunger in me will stay there cause of my passion to be included in making great music. Music has also created great relationships with others that give me guidance about the music industry and it really helps to receive that. To me this hasn’t been easy cause I’ve spun hours in the studio perfecting my writing to music and the way I say things. The hardest is when the music and music video is done so now it’s time to promote. Most of the money has to go there no matter what you spun on beats, artwork, studio time, etc. Getting that promotion is what matters the most and its costly. I believe in myself fully so I’m up for the challenge to make it big in this music industry cause I feel this is where I belong. This is my home and no one will take that from me. Ultimately I want the world to know that I’m a cool, energetic artist thats willing to take risks and break barriers through my music. That I’m human too and I make mistakes, but I learn from my mistakes and I adapt to situations to continue to be in a better light. Nothing is wrong with failing, but I will bounce back stronger than ever. Never give up with what you want in life.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Since I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana I will start with going to Danny’s Seafood in the 8th ward. Get a pound or two of crawfish there and wash it down with a orange big shot. Spuds in Kenner, Louisiana always going do you right with the stuffed baked potatoes. I usually get the crawfish tails and cheese or the bbq brisket stuffed baked potato. Lastly you have to go to Cafe Du Monde for the beignets. As far as Dallas where I currently reside I would say Shells and Tails 2 Geaux in DeSoto for them fried catfish plates or snow crab platter. Cabaret North, XTC, or V Live for the adult entertainment, just make sure you lit for that and have a bottle on deck. Be responsible!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would have to start with my mother of course. She deserves the most credit and recognition in my story. I would like to shoutout my brother and sister for letting me blast my music in their cars so I can hear just how my mixing and mastering sounds. Shoutout my cousin Brice for sliding my music to DJs to spin. Shoutout to my best friends Snell and Crystal for constantly being hype for me and challenging me to work through adversity. Major shoutout goes to my love and darling Rikka for believing in me from day one. Without these people in my life who knows where I’ll be.