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MadeinTYO checks in with the Cruz Show at Power 106 Perrier® & Juice Studios to talk about his new project Sincerely, Tokyo , fatherhood, going on tour, and finally having features on his songs.
The Atlanta native came through to the morning show to keep his “Uber Everywhere” and “Skatebord P” energy going into his latest album. While recruiting a few of his peers for the Sincerely, Tokyo project, TYO talked about the process of creating new music and explains why this was the perfect timing to finally push more album features.
I feel like I was painting a picture always by myself, in a way. As [an] artist you want to put out; grab some people’s favorite or certain things that you would like, and I feel like that it worked out but I always didn’t put features because I wanted records to stand on my own. And, I didn’t want a record to pop off and it be like, “Oh, yeah I like blah, blah, blah’s part, or I’m here for blah, blah, blah.” Like I really wanted everybody to be here for “this.” So I feel like, the singles that I put out, with Eps, and past singles over the past years every since I been out, to like, now putting out a project, and I’m like, you know what, the first will drop with [A$AP] Ferg.
The “Savage” lyrist also explains why he decided not to put out his collaboration with the late rapper Mac Miller on his album stating that the project was “good” adding, “Either beats are getting re-done over…that’s why I didn’t even want to put the record out with Mac [Miller] or put my part out. I was like oh, no, we holdin’ it.”
As MadeinTYO is looking to head out on tour, in support of his album, the rapper goes on to talk his experience with handling music and parenting, confirms an upcoming track with J Balvin, Jhay Cortez, and Skye Rompiendo, and shares how he was influenced by the Japanese culture out in Tokyo.
Watch the full MadeinTYO x Cruz Show interview below: