Cutty Cortez is an artist who was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. The inspiration for his artist name came from his love of mafia movies. His genre is Rap, Hip-Hop, Rock, and R&B but he typically just goes off vibes. You could describe his sound as upbeat and turnt up with West Coast feel to it. He is currently working on his newest single “Draco” and you can check out his music on all streaming platforms! Get to know Cutty Cortez below!
Do you have any other special talents, such as acting, etc.?
I’m nice at basketball so put yo money up if you want to play one-on-one. I can act and I would like to do that in the future be a villain in a superhero movie or play a role in the next narcos
When did you start doing music?
I started writing flows in 11th grade. I was a big fan of music first. Every song I liked from a different artist, I would always act like I was on the beat rapping my own verse to the song. So, then I started getting instrumentals from a hip-hop store on Melrose from known DJs, there would be 25 instrumentals on there, and I would write a chorus and a verse to all of them. And when did you start taking it seriously? I started taking it seriously when a few people from my hood told me I had the tightest verse that me and the homies had got on. I was at the park one day and the homie was like capo we going to the studio, you trying to hop on this beat. I was like run it. Nobody even knew I was already writing bars in my room and had a verse already memorized ready to go lol good times. I think I still have the song too. The homie emailed it to me like a year ago like remember this. Be as detailed as you’d like
Why music? Describe your passion.
People get to see who you really are on the inside. What your thought process is like and how you feel. That’s why music is so dope because you make nothing out of something show how creative you can get. It takes me to a different place in a feel-good mindset. Stress reliever for me
Who/what inspires your sound/music?
Growing up in a rough neighborhood inspired my music. You see more than you should growing up in the hood. Sports also inspired my music; I grew up playing basketball, so you always have music to get you right before a game
Who is your motivation and why?
My motivation came from myself always wanting to be the best I could be at whatever I do. You only get one life might as well go all out. But then I had a daughter and she gave me more motivation; I knew she would be looking up to me and I want her to know if you follow your dream you could make it. It’s possible anything is possible
Any life-changing stories that impacted your music career?
Growing up in the hood you’re always influenced by music. I was in the street life heavy. So, you write about what you see or have gone through. When you grow in a rough environment you become a product of it if you allow it and I allowed it and accepted it with no pump faking. A few friends of mine that knew I was doing music told me to stick to the script and always do you before they passed. That made me hungrier for success in my music. There’s been happiness, sadness, and depression threw out my life. I feel like music is my safe haven it will always make me feel good
What message do you want to leave the audience with when reading the article?
You don’t have to please everyone be yourself. Make the music you want, and the right people will levitate to you. Consider yourself an artist and go on what you feel
What is next for you?
I would like to try and do some acting
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