Welcome to an exclusive interview with rising hip-hop talent, Timmy Takeova, as we dive into his latest single, “Grimey,” a captivating rap song boasting incredible flows and raw energy.
Timmy, known by his stage name, shares the story behind his unique moniker. Growing up in the James Monroe House, he and his friends adopted common nicknames, and “Timmy” stuck with him ever since. When he decided to take music more seriously, he added “Takeova” as his last name, representing his determined approach and passion for conquering the music industry.
While Timmy’s father was a rapper, he wasn’t a mainstream artist, but his influence was undeniable.At a tender age of 9, Timmy began his musical journey, accompanying his father to the studio. It was there that he honed his skills in freestyling and songwriting. By the time he reached 13 or 14, he realized his innate talent for music.
Timmy’s main source of inspiration remains 50 Cent, while he admires Lil Baby for his ability to stay away from industry drama. Throughout his musical journey, Timmy has encountered numerous setbacks caused by shady and envious individuals in the business.
“Grimey” serves as an apt title for Timmy’s latest project, encapsulating the essence of the song—highlighting the gritty actions taken in the pursuit of power and advocating for the necessity to respond accordingly. Although no immediate collaborations are in the works, Timmy expresses his desire to work with talented artists like Ice Spice, Dougie B, Lola Brooke, Jenn Carter, Luh Tyler, Lil Durk, and Lil Baby.
Join Timmy Takeova on his musical journey as he fearlessly embraces authenticity and unleashes the captivating power of “Grimey.”
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What is your stage name?
Is there a story behind your stage name?
Yea, around the time I was in middle school almost everybody from where I grew up (James Monroe House) had all changed our nicknames to common names like Timmy etc & ever since it just stuck with me.
I got the last name Takeova when I started taking music more seriously. I needed a last name to describe my personality & my approach to the music industry so I chose Takeova because that’s my approach. I’m going to Takeova the Game.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Yea my dad was a rapper but he wasn’t mainstream.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
50 Cent & The Wu Tang Clan & Lil Wayne
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I learned how to make music when I was 9 when my pops used to take me to the studio with him. He used to make me freestyle & write my own songs. It wasn’t until I turned 13 or 14 that I started noticing I was talented at it.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I’ve never been to a concert
How could you describe your music?
My music is like the New Age 50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ album. I make Drill music for the Risk Takers, The Hustlers, & The Ambitious Pretty Girls.
Describe your creative process.
I listen to beats from YouTube or beats producers send me till I find my favorite one at the moment. Then I start writing, coming up with different things. It usually takes me a couple minutes to finish writing a song. Then when I’m done with that one I go beat hunting again. Until I find the one I like the most, write something to it, repeat, then just take ’em to the studio & lay’ em down, get it mixed & mastered till it’s ready for release. Sometimes I just like to go to the studio, listen to beats & come up with something while I’m in the booth.
What is your main inspiration?
What musician do you admire most and why?
Lil baby because he stays out the mix of drama going on in the industry
Has your style evolved since the beginning of your career?
Yea, in the beginning of my career I was younger so I was a little bit more hot headed not really thinking but now that I’m getting older my style matured even tho I still have hot headed moments from time to time
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I don’t really have one
What are your interests outside of music?
I like watching movies. I like watching & playing basketball & football. I like watching Boxing & UFC fights. And I like to have fun & try new things.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I’d probably be playing ball right now trying to go to the NBA or something like that. I definitely thought about acting though or creating my own animation but I don’t know I’ll probably get into that after I kick my foot in the door with music.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
I’ve come across a lot of shady & envious business partners in my journey of music & it’s set me back a couple of times.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Not a thing I’d probably just try to increase the amount of support mainstream artists give to upcoming artists.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
It describes the song as a whole. “Grimey” All the Grimey things that could be done in an attempt to Obtain Power. To be Grimey when you need to be. When They Move Slimey, Be Grimey.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
None in the works right now but I definitely would like to work with a couple of Artists like Ice Spice, Dougie B, Lola Brooke,Jenn Carter, Luh Tyler, Lil Durk, Lil Baby & More
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Don’t let anyone tell you who you are. You know yourself more than anyone else in this world.