First of all thank you for taking time to chop it up with me & for always showing love on your TL. I appreciate the S/O’s via Twitter.
sxyvee: Where are you from?
y. gutta: North County, St. Louis, Missouri
sxyvee: How did you get your artist name?
y.gutta: “Y. Gutta” was a name given to me by G.P. & Cro$$, formerly from The Cut Throat Boyz. Shout out to those guys!
sxyvee: How long have you been rapping?
y.gutta: For about 9 or 10 years now, ever since the 7th grade. We used to just have freestyle sessions in class.
sxyvee: What made you want to become an EMCEE?
y.gutta: Just my love for the art really. I been around music and people who loved music since I was a kid. It just kind of became a part of me.
sxyvee: Who were your inspirations? Do you think you sound like any of them? If so, what do you think the similarities are?
y.gutta: I have a ton of inspirations, people like 2Pac, Biggie, Big Daddy Kane, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Twista, T.I., KRS-One, Outkast, John Mayer, Aerosmith, The list goes on. I personally, dont think I sound like any of them but I have heard comparisons from others that I’m quite proud of to say the least.
sxyvee: What is your favorite song you have recorded thus far?
y.gutta: Easy, “Flame Up”. From my most recent project “Respect My Genius” be on the look out for my music video coming soon! Had to do a plug. lol <<<make sure to send it my way
sxyvee: Have you ever been in a group?
y.gutta: Yeah when I first started back when I was about 16yrs old or so, the group name was “The Cut Throat Boyz”.
sxyvee: Do you FREESYLE?
y.gutta: I freestyle yeah, but I don’t have any freestyles on my albums and/or mixtapes. LOL, I don’t believe in rushin’ through my work. <<<some of these “rappers” can’t freestyle SMFH, so good shit!!!
sxyvee: What are you own personal goals to set precedent in the music industry?
y.gutta: Just to be the best that Icould possibly be. Honestly, I’m not to interested in Grammy awards, selling out stores or nothing. I just wanna get paid for what I love to do, and be considered one of the best at what I do one day. <<<keep pushin’ love!!!
sxyvee: Who are you favorite rappers now? Do you feel like they influence your style?
y.gutta: T.I., Big Krit, 2 Chainz, Andre 3000, Kanye West, John Mayer, Kings of Leon, Maroon 5, Party Rock, etc. I listen to some of everything. Yeah they influence me heavily, these are the people who set the standard as far as what’s hot right now. So of course from my position, I have to follow and be influenced by their work.
sxyvee: What message do you want to send out to your fans, through your music?
y. gutta: That I’ve been through things, I want to capture every emotion that people have been through and/or they’re going through. I feel like the best music, is music that people can relate too. I’m a real ass dude, and I want to exude that through my music. Have fun with this, but still show people there is a real side to what I do too. I do it for people who have been through the fire, and for people who just want to have fun.
Thanks again for taking time to chop it up with me…keep me posted on your video so I can post it for you. Follow my boy Y. Gutta on Twitter @yguttastl
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2Pac – Eternal Legend is the zenith of DJ September 7th’s “Eternal Legend” brand/series. This particular project has 100% original/exclusive production of 2Pac material. If enough donations of any dollar amount are made to the TASF foundation, i’ll release an untagged version of this project! Make your donations here:
Say it ain’t so!!! These dudes are freaking weirdos!!!
Damn the RAP game just isn’t the same without BIGGIE or TUPAC…
RIP in Pac…I will never forget your music, it will forever live on through all of your LIFETIME FANS…the music game just isn’t the same since you have passed…you & BIGGIE were a tragic loss to all of the HIP HOP NATION…
“[Tupac] cared for people,” he said. “That was his main thing. He really cared for people. I think that’s why he would get so upset when people tried to question his commitment, his love for Black women or Black men. The East Coast/West Coast, you know, that’s a fabrication. I don’t have to begin to tell you that. So when that was questioned, it bothered him. Because he would give his heart or soul. He was a giving person. He would give anything to people. He would go in a store. [If there was a] Black man who couldn’t afford a $1,500 pair of boots, he would buy ’em for him. Think that Black man would ever forget Tupac? That’s just the way he is. But I don’t think that he did it for that. He did it because he had it, and he didn’t. That’s the way he is.”
September 13, 2011 will mark the 15-year anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death. XXL pays homage to the beloved, fallen rap legend in the mag’s forthcoming September issue, celebrating all things ’Pac.
For the special tribute issue, XXL Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten sat down with Tupac’s biological father, Bill Garland. Among the interesting and revealing topics discussed, Mr. Garland offered a heartfelt description of his son’s giving nature. “[Tupac] cared for people,” he said. “That was his main thing. He really cared for people. I think that’s why he would get so upset when people tried to question his commitment, his love for Black women or Black men. The East Coast/West Coast, you know, that’s a fabrication. I don’t have to begin to tell you that. So when that was questioned, it bothered him. Because he would give his heart or soul. He was a giving person. He would give anything to people. He would go in a store. [If there was a] Black man who couldn’t afford a $1,500 pair of boots, he would buy ’em for him. Think that Black man would ever forget Tupac? That’s just the way he is. But I don’t think that he did it for that. He did it because he had it, and he didn’t. That’s the way he is.”
In addition, XXL spoke with ’Pac’s ex-wife, Keisha Morris, who shared the intimate details of their relationship. “I knew Tupac,” she said. “No one can take that away. I really knew him, and he would never hurt me.”
XXL also talked to Tupac’s first manager and one-time roommate and mentor, Leila Steinberg, who gave insight into the special nature of her superstar client and their close relationship. There’s also an interview with Mutulu Shakur, ’Pac’s stepfather who helped raise the MC until the age of 11 and checks in from behind bars to celebrate ’Pac’s legacy.
XXL also spoke with ’Pac’s group, the Outlawz, dug into the tragic passing of one of Pac’s favorite producers Johnny J. and investigated the real story behind ’Pac’s Quad studio shooting recently brought to light with the confession of ex-Jimmy Henchman associate, Dexter Issac, to the robbery and shooting of Tupac in 1994. And finally, 62 rappers remember ’Pac and speak on his impact and legacy.
Outside of the Tupac tribute, XXL reviews Game’s long-delayed, fourth solo LP, The R.E.D. Album, shares some of the jaw-dropping photos from Tech N9ne’s All 6s & 7s Tour and introduces Charlie Boy Gang and Chevy Woods in Show & Prove.
Be sure to pick up XXL’s September 2011 issue, hitting newststands nationwide on August 16. And don’t forget to check back with XXLMag.com, where XXL will be paying tribute to Tupac Shakur with exclusive content every day through September 13.