Today we’d like to introduce you to C.Thoughts.
C.Thoughts, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey for most of my life. That’s where I fell in love with all things hip hop. I even began rapping at 14 after hearing some songs that made me want to do it. I quit rapping in 2007, five years before moving to Los Angeles. It wasn’t until my move that I started to feel a spark again.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I am a hip hop artist and I love to make music. I wouldn’t have been rapping now if my ex-girlfriend didn’t break up with me. I needed somewhere to put the pain from the breakup and this was the only avenue I could use since I had been rapping on and off since I was 14. All I want is for people to understand they aren’t the only ones going through situations that make you want to give up. The song “Evil People” on Random Thoughts EP is like my abridged autobiography. Basically, if she didn’t break up with me, I wouldn’t have rediscovered my love for the microphone and the stage.
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
I draw my inspiration from whatever I see or have done. I have some politically inspired songs, some life inspired songs. I feel an artist shouldn’t just be “party and bullshit” all the time. There should be a message behind the music. For example, in the 90s, groups like Wu-Tang Clan would rap about dealing drugs to get out of their situation, but they would also mention the consequences of such actions. A lot of artists today don’t talk about the consequences anymore.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I am on iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal under the name C.Thoughts. Random Thoughts EP is my first release.
- Email: CThoughtsMusic@gmail.com
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- Facebook: Facebook.com/CThoughtsMusic
- Twitter: Twitter.com/CThoughtsMusic