We got a chance to chop it up with Detroit artist Crazy Boy Thugger. Check out our full Q&A with him below:
Where you from?
Im from Detroit Michigan but I been everywhere currently resides in California chasing my dreams.
How did you get your start in music?
I started as a teenager. I think I was in Atlanta visiting my family and one day I wrote a rhyme I must’ve been around 12. My older cousin had me listening to rap music like everyday we would chill and listen to music. We would get high and do freestyle cyphers. When I started it wasn’t something I was taking seriously until I started getting good at it. Every day in class I would write and I would let my older cousin hear it and he would be like you need to be a rapper.
How long have you been making it?
I been doing this for a while I started hustling every day. In Detroit at northland mall we had a studio you could go to and record music. I had already pressed out an album in high school and everyone liked it. So I made a mixtape at northland mall and sold it over in my cousins neighborhood on 6mile and Myers at the gas station.I would sell my album and my mixtape at the mall too.They had gave me a job to sell my music at the studio there so i started hustling there. I was getting recognition and people would stop by the booth and say what’s up. People would tell me I was dope and I should be signed.
Who are your influences?
2pac Eminem Jay Z Biggie 50 cent Dmx Jeezy that’s my top 7. I fuck with Wayne heavy too.
What motivates you?
Haters and money motivate me. I don’t let people stop my ambition and hustle. Long as I’m getting money and making music I’m good.
What are you currently working on?
Well I gotta couple projects on the way. I’m working on my next mixtape dropping soon. And I got a group we got some shit in the works too. Be looking out for my next mixtape tho it’s gon be crazy.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Honestly I just wanna be on top of my game. I already tell people I’m famous. I just wanna be a millionaire.
What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene?
Idk man I’m not feeling everything that’s out right now. I feel like they need to switch careers or something. Not all of it but most of it is garbage in my opinion. I feel like it’s a bunch of wack rappers on hot beats mumbling and saying the same shit over and over again. I can’t really listen to them I only fuck with the real rap. Lyrics and swagger gangster shit not this corn ball bullshit they been blowing up on social media.
Anything else you would like to say?
I’m coming to change the game. I’m gonna Change the way people embrace hip hop. I’m gonna share my life and beliefs and the things I did in the streets to the people that fuck with me. Don’t nobody do it better than me because I’m the best rapper on the universe in this day and age.