[INTERVIEW] TJ PORTER
Meet TJ Porter. On August 18th, the young new york rapper sold out SOBs along with frequent collaborators Jay Gwuapo and Lou Got Cash. This is no small feat. At only 19, TJ has landed himself partnerships with Nike, as well as a deal with Def Jam. Earlier this summer TJ put out one of the hottest rap albums of the year, Voice of the Trenches. I had the opportunity to chop it up with young TJ before his show. You can see what we talked about below.
What’s the most New York thing you’ve ever seen?
Everything! People getting shot
Who else in New York are you fuckin with?
Jay Gwuapo, Bay Swag, I fuck with everybody I’m not gonna name names
What’s in your pocket rn?
Yo y’all tryna get me locked up!
If you had to wear only one fashion brand for the rest of your life who would it be?
What are you looking forward to in the future?
I’m tryna get some plaques, focus on myself as an artist and a brand
Go to bodega snack?
baconeggandcheese on a roll
Are you still in school?
Nah I graduated
Who are your biggest influences?
Probably Meek. He definitely took a leap in his career. He focused up especially being where he’s from too, not just the city but the trenches in general
What was it like being so big and so young?
I don’t feel like I’m big yet. I think I got a lot more to do and a long way to go so right now I’m just tryna focus to elevate my career.
Whos your favorite producer right now?
The Atomics. I fuck with them heavy. Every time we lock in it be good vibes
Favorite thing about performing?
I like the energy that the crowd gives me
When can we expect a project or next single?
New project, probably at the end of September. We gon’ ball EP