What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Hiphop / Rap
Give us a little bio about you.
I went from being an MC on pirate radio in South London to rapping on mixtapes over popular instrumentals. I’ve always had a love for music from the days of Michael Jackson all the way to today with Migos. I used to listen to Sun City and Garage Nation raves on cassette and act as if I was going back to back with CKP and EZ on the decks. I’m old school so that’s where the O.G in the name comes from. It was earned!
What made you go in to music?
Music has always been a getaway for me from when I was young.
Are you a signed?
You have released your new single ‘ Gallis 4 Life’ tell us more about the EP.
The EP is just an introductory to TACKLYN the artist. It encompasses real life experiences recalled in the booth and recorded.
What was the writing process like?
If I hear a beat I like I go into the booth and spit what comes to mind. It’s my therapy.
What was the recording process like?
In and out, one or two takes. No long ting.
Describe the track in two words.
Rice and Peas – cause you can’t have one without the other where I’m from..
What message are you trying to get out?
To do what makes you feel happy… F#@k what people say.
It features FRASS, how did that come about?
I heard a song he did which featured Sneakbo called “Batty Rider” which I had remembered, so when I heard the beat I knew he was the perfect fit for where we were going with the track.
What was the process like?
Smooth. It didn’t take long at all. The track was done in last than a week I believe.
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
A few pop ups maybe, but we are mainly concentrating on gearing up for the album release.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Yes, stay tuned. I have a few game changers that’s about to create a wave that is unheard of. I always bet on the underdogs.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Depends if the bag is right?? If it makes sense and its genuine, then of course. My management at MegaWattsMGMT@gmail.com
What else do you have planned this year? Continue to set my own pace and whatever is planned will be.
Which TV channel would you like one of your songs to be played on?
HBO, cause my wave is a movie.
Do you play any instruments?
Who are your influences?
Vybz Kartel, Jay Z & Bob Marley
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
It comes from the instrumental. After that its like magic.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
My mind says retired from rap, maybe playing more of an background role Manager/A&R. But my heart says I’ll still be making music because it’s my therapy.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Work a 9 – 5. Momma ain’t raised no fool. I got mouths to feed.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Styles P “I get high” A classic. Good music has always been an influence.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Do it for the love, don’t do it for the likes – Chronixx
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be yourself. People can sense if something isn’t authentic
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Real Recognize Real
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Back of Town or Court Street. It gets no realer then that.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Juice Bar, flush out all the toxins I’ve consumed
2/ Who do you see first? My Son….
3/ What do you eat first? Fish Sandwich on raisin bread with coleslaw
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Weed, Rolling papers, a lighter, dusse and water.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?