Hey y’all! I am officially stoked to announce that my next interview will be with “Generiic”, who assisted in the creation of one of my new favorite albums, The Dreamer. I found out about it through my close friend Noah, also known as “ColourBlue Leland”, who also helped out with the album. So real quick before you continue reading the interview, CLICK HERE to view the album on Spotify. I’d say my favorite songs are “Hit My Line”, and “Nashville Nights”, so go check them out! Now, let’s dive into the interview.
Q: What is your name?
A: I am professionally known as “generiic”, and yes with two i’s.
Q: Very cool! Where are you from?
A: I was born in the Dallas/Fort Worth area but I’ve been living in Nashville for about ten years now.
Q: So when and how did your interest in music begin?
A: My dad is in the music industry and I’ve always had a dream of pursuing music production, so I’m happy to be where I am at just 18.
Q: Yeah I can definitely relate to that as my dad is also in the industry, although I just began to act on my interest in production a couple of months ago if that. Is your experience with music hobby or career-based?
A: Definitely hobby, but I’m glad I have the chance to create a career out of it.
Q: Yes and you definitely need to try because people are going to begin noticing you soon. So hobby for now and maybe career to be, what’s your title?
A: Music producer, audio engineer, and songwriter.
Q: How many years of experience do you have?
A: Close to five years now I think.
Q: What are some of the biggest opportunities you’ve
been presented with?
A: I have the pleasure of being friends and business partners with Emma G, and I’ve gotten to work with a lot of fantastic artists around Nashville that have huge potential. One of my favorite’s has to be Oak. I’m glad I got the chance to help him with his debut album “The Dreamer”.
Q: Yes! Who are some of your favorite artists?
A: Personally, I am a huge Lil Uzi Vert fan. He’s had probably the biggest impact on my music and how I create it. Same thing with Khalid. I can only dream of creating music like those two.
Q: Two very cool artists indeed but I personally love Khalid! Next question, who would you consider to be your best connection(s) in the industry?
A: I would love to share this but I’d rather just wait and until you hear my tag in the next big hip hop albums.
Q: Haha ok sounds good we’ll be looing out for that! Do you have any music of your own you’d be willing to share with us other than “The Dreamer” album?
A: Yeah so I have quite a few albums coming out in the near future like the R3TRO collective’s, “R3TRO TAPES volume two”, Yung Dickey’s “Elephant in the Room”, and I also plan on dropping my own album featuring big artists. I post remixes of songs on my Soundcloud which you can find HERE, and you can also find my Spotify HERE.
Q: I checked out some of your remixes and they’re really cool! You obviously know what you’re doing. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for my readers as well as myself?
A: I know this will sound very cliché, but be yourself. Make music because you love it and love the process of creating it. Also, have fun doing it. That’s what I’ve done and could not be happier with where I am.
Q: No that totally makes sense! I always say that the only thing more important than practice when it comes to perfection, is passion. And that may or may not actually be true, but how is anyone going to make anything real if they aren’t passionate about the process? It can be hard to remember in moments of frustration but I’ll just think back on my goals! But you’ve learned a lot over the past five years, so who would you consider as your mentor(s) in the industry?
A: My dad for sure. He’s in the industry and knows exactly what to do when I need help career wise.
Q: That’s super cool. I also usually ask for three interesting and unrelated facts about
yourself, have a few to share?
A: I’m a huge sports fan, currently attend Dark Horse Institute to learn more about music, and this one is a totally related fact, but I started in music production when I was thirteen.
Q: Oh I didn’t know you were actually studying production, that’s amazing! And haha, I didn’t even get my first phone until I was thirteen! Lastly, do you have anything else you’d like to share with us, maybe a way for fans to find you online?
A: Follow my socials: Instagram @thisbeatissogeneriic, Twitter @tbisgeneriic, and Twitch @thisbeatissogeneriic. Also, thank you to Madison for this opportunity learningthebassics
Oh my gosh no problem at all, thank you! I’m learning so much from these interviews and I’m confident my readers will too! Anyways, I think you’re really talented and you have an awesome thing going for yourself. If you ever need another platform to advertise your music on, you know where to reach me.