That Foo Speech is a new artist from Cali. He reps everywhere. From the Bay to LA. Get to know more about him below
Explain who you are for those who may not know
For those who may not know who i be, i be That Foo Speech. Or just that FOO no L’s though because I don’t take those. If you do know me though speech is just fine. Speech is actually my last name but i go by that foo because of the artists from arrested development. Also because I’m that one friend that’s always getting iinto something crazy. So FOO is actually an acronym for Friend Of Ours because I’m everybody’s friend if they open up to me.
Where you from?
I’m from all over California. Bay to LA. I was born up north in Morgan hills Ca then bounced back and forth from the greater city of Los Angeles to the San FernAndo valley where i currently reside in a small little city called Burbank right on the outskirts of Hollywood. In fact Burbank’s like the backbone of Hollywood given that it’s where a lot of the major studios and record labels are.
How did you get your start in music?
I didnt get started really until i was probably a junior in high school and even then it was just beatboxing and freestyle cyphers with the close friends but it truest all began in elementary school when my mom put me and my older sister in glee club. I guess she thought I was going to be the next Marvin Gaye or. Luther.
How long have you been making it?
I’ve been making music for about 6 years now. If i factor in the hiatuses I’ve taken and downtime due to crashes hard drives and fried video cards. I’d say about 2-3 years officially.
Who are your influences?
I’m influenced by every big and everybody. I don’t have any specific influences as i learn what i can from every artists i listen to whether it be another rapper and r&b singer whoever and whatever kind of artists they are if they’re creating they’re influencing and i try to take in all that I can
What motivates you?
My team. The few strangers I work with on a regular basis are the reason why i refuse to give up and I keep striving. Without them I’d have given up and accepted normalcy by now. But they not letting that happen. Plus i want to create something i can pass down a few generations.
What are you currently working on?
I don’t want to say too muc but I’ve got some things in the works with a couple producers from out in Germany. Big love to skew and yanosh. I’m also working on a little collab project with my producer GIRI so keep your eyes and ears open for all that but I’m with formula 8 out I’m taking a step back from the music making to just work on getting my life stable so i can progress not just as an artist but as a person in today society.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years i see myself looking back at 2018 as the year everything changed. Plain and simple. If you want to know where i plan on being listen to my music it’s all there and unfolding accordingly.
What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene?
In my opinion The CURRENT scene is about being seen. Not really having anything to say just being fun to watch. But I’ve been watching things shift over the past few years. But There’s a lot of artists that aren’t seen much that have a lot to say and they’re starting to get heard.
Anything else you would like to say?
STRANGER ENTERPRISE ON THE RISE. IF YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT US NOW YOURE GUNNA WANT TO GET HIP QUICK BECAUSE THERES NOTHING WORSE THAN SOMEONE HOPPING ON A HYPE BANDWAGON. GET TO KNOW US STRANGERS AND LETS RAGE AS WE GO THROUGH THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE.
SoundCloud: That Foo Speech