LGBT UDRGRD INTERVIEWS “TEMPER 3009”
EvOn: What’s Good?
Temper3009: What’s good?
EvOn: Can you give us a quick introduction of yourself for our visitors?
Temper3009: They call me Temper. I’m a female hip hop artist from the South Side of Chicago; the 2nd to the youngest child out of 10 kids. I fell in love with music at the young age of 9 and it’s been a part of my world ever since.
EvOn: So what’s happening with you & the music at the moment?
Temper3009: I am currently working on a new mixtape titled “Set It Off” dropping Easter weekend. Right now I’m focusing on networking and building a bigger buzz. I’m working on dropping more visuals so people can get more up close and personal with me and get a better feel of exactly where I’m trying to go in this music industry.
EvOn: Are there any plans for any Collabs with Other LGBT Artists anytime soon?
Temper3009: Well, I most definitely have plans on collaborating with other talented artist. They don’t exactly have to belong to any type of community in order for me to collaborate with them.
EvOn: When people check out your music what has the response been like so far?
Temper3009: I get a lot of positive feedback from the listeners. They love to hear and see something different. Of course, you’re going to always have those that don’t like what you do but that comes along with the territory. You can’t satisfy them all. Different people like different things.
EvOn: What inspires you to make your music?
Temper3009: My life inspires my music. I have dreams that I believe only my music can help me reach. Music is my outlet and I depend on music to keep me out of trouble. It helps me escape my reality.
EvOn: What’s the LGBT Music scene like in the US? Or Is there even such a thing as a LGBT Music Scene?
Temper3009: Honestly, I don’t believe that creating a LGBT Music scene is a clever idea. That just further allow society to separate us from the norm and we’re assisting them with this type of activity. If you are an artist, be an artist and go hard in the paint with everybody. Don’t limit yourself and don’t take focus away from your body of work by labeling yourself with such a label. Do you hear Jadakiss referring to himself as a heterosexual artist? No. Did the industry create a heterosexual music scene? No. Then why are we?
EvOn: How Hard is it to make it in this industry as a Female Artist, and is being LGBT important to sale your music or should you keep ya sexuality to yourself?
Temper3009: I have a double edge sword. I’m a female artist on top of being the type of female that I am. That makes it extremely hard. I like women. That’s no secret. Is being a lesbian important for me to sale? No. I don’t have to keep my sexuality to myself but I don’t need it to be the main focus neither. I have other messages in my music outside of being a lesbian. There’s no need to stress that. There is more to life than the activity that goes on in the privacy of your bedroom. If that’s all you have to talk about, then maybe you’re not really a true artist.
EvOn: Are there any other artists from the US/UK or from the LGBT scene that we should be on the lookout for?
Temper3009: I’m not going to name anybody in particular but I will say that everybody should look out for all artists that are really grinding right now. I don’t want to name names because I don’t want to leave anyone out.
EvOn: If you weren’t making music what do you think you would be doing with your life right now?
Temper3009: I love to cook so if I wasn’t making music, I’ll be the top chef at the #1 restaurant in the world.
EvOn: How important do you think it is for new artist’s to know their history and appreciate the different elements of Hip-hop even if they don’t partake in them?
Temper3009: I believe that is very important. You have to know and understand the roots of this industry. It’s beneficial to you as an artist because it contributes to your versatility as a writer. Don’t limit yourself with lack of knowledge and appreciation of all genres of music.
EvOn: any final words / shutouts before we finish?
Temper3009: Shout out to everybody on their grind; especially the artists that invest in their own music career. I just want to thank everybody for their continuous support. I appreciate you all deeply. Stay tune for more from Temper. I promise you will not be disappointed.
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