Tommy Deedz is a Los Angeles native who is viewed as a conscious/weed rapper. He started writing poetry when he was 15 just to impress girls in high school, and he recorded his first song at the age of 17. Just seeing people’s reactions to his music made him want to keep going. Music is a way of life for Tommy Deedz. With him being a fan of the culture, making music has always been something that he always wanted to do since he was younger. He used to write music when she was in jail to help time pass through. When she got out, she carried those practices; and that was something he admired about her. He is currently working on dropping his single “JODY’S HOMIE” which is set to drop on January 20th. Get to know Tommy Deedz below!
Who and what inspired your sound/music?
When I was a toddler I was a big Usher fan and R&B music lived in my home. But as I slowly got older I started to really be inspired by the young Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Snoop Dogg, Redman and Method man. Waking up to MTV JAMS early in the morning every day growing up really made a mark on who I was influenced by at a young age. As I got older and decided I wanted to give a shot at the music I looked up to Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Da$h,Retch,Smoke Dza, Dizzy Wright, Wiz khalifa, and Curren$y.
Who is your motivation and why?
Knowing that I can evolve and keep growing motivates me. I’m more than interested to learn new things in life. My children give me the motivation to never be afraid of change because when they grow older, I want them to watch the process of a king. I want them to see hard work and dedication towards my passion and things I love.
What impact do you want to make with your music?
I want to be as relatable as possible to my listeners. Nothing I say is cap even if I’m just telling a story. I don’t believe in lying for an image or even perpetrating something I’m not. Some artists want their fans to relate to the street stories but I’m here to talk to your average kid from the hood. My objective is to impact the youth who doesn’t care about fitting in. For the ones who grew up around poverty but didn’t let it take them under. Yes, I speak in ignorant situations but it’s something my listeners can relate to. I’m not here to talk about things I don’t live.
In your opinion, what makes you stand out from other/current artists out there?
Well, I stand out as a person only because no one can ever be me nor replicate my vision. Most artists just say things that sound cool to people but in actuality, they’re really just giving people what they think they want to hear. I stand out by being me and only telling my story despite what the next man is doing.
What are you currently working on?
Sound Waves ll, it will be another EP. It will consist of 5 songs with skits in between. I plan on releasing it in January of 2021.
Have you collaborated or are you currently collaborating with any special artists, music producers, writers, etc?
I dropped my track “sex drive” with Taylor Gang’s new artist Young Deji. The song came out better than I planned and is also most played on my Apple Music profile. I also have a song with project Patt called “T.U.F”. The song is short but it was fun to make and a great experience.
What would you like to do after music?
I want to branch off into acting and politics. I say acting only because I always had an interest in it and I believe I have the face for it. And politics because I’m a very political person and my everyday conversations damn near sound like a debate. I like sharing what I believe in and standing firm.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently putting my attention on starting a small business and being more self-sufficient. Also trying to take my message to a larger scale. I can’t speak on the brand only because it’s in the works but I’m always moving and looking for what’s new.