Meet TWENTY24FOUR from Southwest Alief
Thanks for sharing your story with us TWENTY24FOUR. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I grew up listening to Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B and Soul but Hip-Hop mainly. Everything about it from the videos, lifestyle, authenticity, & the actual musical aspect of it, resonated so much with me. I grew up where one of my older brothers and almost all my friends were heavily influenced by it and involved in it in someway. As far as rap, I was introduced early on to artists like Andre 3000, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Eminem & more. I took inspiration from R&B as well from artists like Sade, Musiq Soulchild, Marvin Gaye & more. I feel like my inspiration being diverse influenced my style of music to be diverse as well & just something new in comparison to what you’ve heard before.
As far as for that list of artists I grew up on, I always hung around older people so those were the people they put me on to and it always stuck with me. I grew up watching battle rap heavily which was the main influence behind the style of most of my early verses. When I first started writing I was 12 just writing 16’s full with clever metaphors, hard rhyme schemes, etc. but I started really tryna make songs when I hit 14/15.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Definitely hasn’t been. As far as in my life, had struggles with my addiction, family, close friends, people I thought were there for me but left, & my relationship. But my main struggle came in my confidence/position in music. Everything is subject to change so anytime something wasn’t working out with myself and someone else, as much as it affects me, I just try to move on. But those constant battles with myself with lack of confidence, questioning my talent & position in music, my style, etc. affected me most. But I’m growing every day so Ima be green.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m known as a rap artist part of the creative collective out of Houston named DAM- Deceptive Art Media.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’m planning to consistently drop music, come with official videos, merch & more creative things that I think my fans and soon fans will enjoy. Possible project by the end of the year… but I’m not tryna speak much on that.