Tito Lopez - See the Music: "The Blues"
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:19:15
Tito Lopez Videos
ARTISTdirect.com nabbed some time with the thoroughly amazing Tito Lopez for our exclusive See the Music series. Lopez talked about his track "The Blues," saying, "Mississippi is the home of the blues. B.B. King and Muddy Waters, and all that Cadillac Records-type stuff. I knew I had to turn that into hip-hop. I wanted to do it. I thought it would be funky."
We love his ambition.
So Lopez retreated to the dungeon with a perfect beat and the help of the production team of Organized Noize, who worked with OutKast on some of their hottest tracks.
Lopez admits that he wanted to get personal and tell his life story in his music. That's always a noble goal and makes for honest tuneage.
"Just because you get a record deal, doesn't mean you are rich," he said, confessing that he likes to talk straight. He also shared the losses that he has experienced in his life, in terms of deaths in his family, and revealed that the people closest to him look up to him since he is mature, stable and strong. We wish we were related to Tito Lopez.
Most importantly, we love him. ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino extols Tito calling him, “One of the most focused, fresh, and fiery 21st century MCs…Tito Lopez is bound to be a leader of the pack with his impeccable flow and inimitable storytelling. If you’re looking for the next legendary rapper, look no further.”
Did you dig our chat with Tito Lopez?