Tally Bands, who hails from the Bronx grew up in the borough’s notorious Soundview and Throggs Neck neighborhoods. Since a very young age, he has been into music which kicked off with his love for drums. It wasn’t until he heard Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP that rapping finally came into play.
“I heard him (Eminem) talking mad shit about his moms. I never knew my pops, so I said hey I’m going to do that but towards my pops. So, I started making raps dissing my pops and that’s how I started getting into rap.”
“I could tell you about all my old school influences but they really wouldn’t resonate with what I’m doing now. So, I would say Lil Wayne, XXXTENTACION may he rest in peace, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Dolph. Those are the kind of styles that I’m listening to right now and that really help make my sound.”
“Usually things I can’t really put into words, I can speak onto a beat. There’s not a lot of people I can talk to about certain problems I’m going through because they won’t understand or get it, and they won’t have really any answers for me. So, if I can find a way to speak my mind through lyrics, I make it happen like that.”
“Honestly, I was a little scared and shaky, I wasn’t sure if people were going to like it. The turnaround was crazy. It made me feel like damn I need to learn a thing or two about my own songs because if it was up to me I would have said: Nah that ain’t it, don’t put this one out. I’m just glad it got the feedback that it did.”
“I was just basically doing some punchlines and metaphors here and there through melody. I feel like there’s not a lot of people can do that, and since I’m able to do that I wanted to show people that versatility.”
“Always remember my music isn’t always going to be for everybody, but if you don’t like one song you’ll be able to find a song that you do like because I’m a very versatile artist.”