I had the chance to talk with Gage Edwards, an up and coming artist that is local to Washington. I’ve been mutuals on Twitter with him for a while now and really enjoy his music and I definitely think y’all will fux with it too. Learn some new things about him in this little interview and be sure to follow him on social media. Links below.
Who are you, and what would you like to tell us about yourself?
My name is Gage Edwards and I’m from Graham, Washington. I’ve been a touring recording artist for a little over 5 years now. I’m not just a rapper. I consider myself a musician as well. I write, produce, play a bunch of instruments, and I even dabble in photography.
What producers do you typically work with?
My producer is actually also my DJ. He goes by GoodNite. We met when I was on tour on the east coast. He let me sleep on his couch for a bit in North Carolina. He’s filthy.
You dropped an EP back in March this year, anything you’d like to mention about that for the people who haven’t listened?
The Webster Rd EP was a collection of songs I had written while I was on tour. Webster Rd was the street I grew up on in Graham. I guess you could say I was a little homesick out there. Being across the country and 2,400 miles away from home really inspired me to dig deeper into my own roots and that’s exactly what the project is about. I talk about everything from growing up in a smaller town to making it out of it, all the way to speaking about my biological mother and our personal family experiences with heartbreak and despair.
Who or what inspired you to start making music?
I really believe it was my grandfather. Growing up watching him play bass in his jazz band really brought me to appreciate music. My older sister also played guitar while I was younger. So music really filled the house at all hours of the day. That inspired me to play guitar, drums and even start to learn how to sing. I didn’t start to get into hiphop until my stepmom bought Kanye West’s “808’s & Heartbreak” album in 2008. That was unlike anything I had ever heard. I grew up listening to 80’s thrash metal (Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, etc.) so hearing those opening drums accompanied by that piano in “Say You Will” practically changed my life. After that I dug deeper and found a Tupac “greatest hits” CD in our garage. I played those albums for the rest of 2008 and practically all of 2009 haha.
Finish this sentence: “When I’m not working on music, I am most likely doing…”
I am most likely scheduling photography gigs for my clients or talking on the phone with my dad seeing as he lives just a couple hours outside of Chicago.
Describe your music style in three words or less:
Passionate, heartfelt and relatable.
What is something major that you’re looking to accomplish as an artist?
Major? I’m going to put a Grammy or two on my fathers fireplace to thank him for saving my life when I was 5.
What can we anticipate next for you to drop?
2017 is going to be packed full of singles, music videos some surprise shows and a new album!
Is there anything new or big that’s coming up for you that you’re working on?
I like to keep specific plans lowkey but you can expect a couple surprise features on this upcoming project next year!
Anything else you’d like to share with the internet?
Love more. Hate less. Always.