Spotlight Interview: Gripxmastermind ( @griptouchdown)

Tell us about yourself and your music.
I got the name Gripxmastermind from a phrase I use to always quote “God really is patient”, then “x” is for my past, and “mastermind” is what I added after everyone started calling me Grip because I am a mastermind, too (laughs).
How would you describe your sound?
I hate to sound cliché, but I really have a sound of my own, and I love to switch my patterns and tones.

Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
The song was literally made in my main Producer/Engineer GhostTheProducers’ crib. I wasn’t on Xannys that night, but I was reminiscing about the week prior. Everything else is self explanatory. I don’t lie in my songs.

What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
This song is actually off of my Album/mixtape “Grip Touch Down” which is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Spinrilla, Mymixtapez, I have a festival I’m booked for in May. Dropping a project for my mature audience next.

What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
Opening on tour with Kevin Gates. He’s a mastermind as well.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
Wow, I definitely want to work with Travis Scott, Drake, Migos, Danny Brown, and Rick Ross.

Name something random that people do not know about you.
I actually graduated from college. Barely, but I did. 

What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
DJ’s aren’t real DJ’s anymore. They play what’s hot on the internet. They barely check emails, and they don’t take the time to even listen to your track. It’s all about the money. How many DJ’s had hit records sitting in their emails and then the song they could have broken in becomes a hit record. So they had an opportunity to be a DJ Khaled or DJ Drama but instead they stay stagnant. 

What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m finally growing a little fan base so that’s what I want to continue to work on. 

Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Follow my soundcloud Gripxmastermind. Follow my Insta @Gripxmastermind. And check out my youtube channel Gripxmastermind.

Instagram @gripxmastermind
Twitter @griptouchdown

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