DRIP DROPS of HIP-HOP from CHATTANOOGA
By Sammy Lowdermilk
FXNESSE2X is a rising artist out of Antioch, TN, and has been featured in a previous '20/20 with Colt Cupit'. Check out the Q&A with this Middle Tennessee rapper and be sure to give his music a spin!
When did you start creating music and where did the artist name come from?
As an artist, I started December 2018. As a producer, (which at the moment I no longer do) I started maybe 2011 or 2012? Whenever my 8th grade and freshman year was. FXNESSE I randomly came up with no story to it really. I was sniper beats at first and I was gonna change it to O2 from FXNESSE. I added the 2X officially to my name because that’s was my Instagram handle. Then me making my tag is what solidified the name.
Who are your musical influences?
I’d say Future, Uno, SahBabii Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne... too many to name but as far as my style, def a mix of Future, Uno, and Sahbabii, of course with my own swag. Production wise I never really looked up to anyone, I just more so liked others production but it never influenced my sound.
What's coming in 2019 from you?
Me going up. That’s what I’m pushing for day in and out. My work speaks for itself and my work ethic. My style is unmatched so I know it’s only a matter of time until my sounds becomes the wave. You’ll def see a lot of consistency from me this year most importantly.
What's your creative process look like and what artists, producers, etc. do you typically work with?
Honestly I just sit down and record when I feel like it. I never try to force myself to make something if I’m not in the mood, that’s how you end up with a bad product imo. Sober, high, it’s whatever. I typically don’t work with other artist. I have done several features because I fw the artist, but other than that, it’s all me. I really rather not work with anyone so I don’t have to answer to anyone about anything, and unless if it’s beneficial to us both.
What's your local hip-hop/music scene like?
Antioch is thriving I really feel we’re next to be in the spotlight. A shit load of amazing artist and producers, actually all aspects of the game. It’s crazy really. Could be bigger as far as fans, but the artist are def here.
What genre would you consider your music? Who do make music for?
Just rap. I make music for everyone I feel. Cuz I think I can relate to all types of walks of life no matter what type of person you are. It’s something in my music that’ll say something to you. I’m not just talking shit.
What motivates you?
My dreams coming true. And proving everyone wrong.
Any Chattanooga artists that you're into?
Honestly haven’t got into any Chattanooga artist but I’d def be willing to get put onto some. My grandmother lives there actually so that would be cool.
What does success look like for you?
Success to me looks like having everything I need and want without having to worry and feel like I’m stuck. I just wanna wake up, do a show, count up and take care of my people.
TV show or movie you watch that no one would expect?
Lottery ticket is my favorite movie. man tbh I’m not into tv shows and movies damn near at all.
Michael Jordan or Bo Jackson?
def Michael Jordan. Bo shoes don’t hit like that.
Y’all probably never heard of these hoes but get some “bit-o-honey” them hit like shit then I'd say the white chocolate Oreo bars. Then the Albanese gummy bears. Top 3.
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