We had the good fortune of connecting with NY Teez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi NY, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m from the Bronx in a pretty rough area but it was home, and my mom made sure that I stayed out of trouble. If you know anything about New York you know that it gives you a certain sauce that you can’t get any where else because of the culture and that helped me build my creative roots. I eventually moved to North Carolina when I entered high school and moving to the south gave me a new perspective on music culture so I was able to further build on my creative foundation. This was especially true when I moved to Atlanta after graduating, being blessed to be surrounded by so much talent not only here in Atlanta but all throughout my life has helped me to progress and shape my sound.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I don’t think the journey of being an artist is ever easy and I think the biggest challenge for me was learning how to mix my own music. Doing that though help me find my sound faster and let’s me experiment at whatever time inspiration hits me. Every release I get feedback and take that information and use it to make improvements for my next release. I’m excited about the new music I’ve been making and think it’s gonna be some of my best to date. And what sets me apart is I’m not trying to sound like anyone else I really feel like I’m crafting my own lane.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Probably Piedmont or freedom park, that’s one of my favorite places to clear my head and even write songs, and with the pandemic you can social distance. A lot of my friends are also artists in some way or form so honestly whenever friends come in town we hang out at the crib for writing and recording sessions which is always gonna be a vibe to create with your friends.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I wanna shoutout my SRRNDR boys, and my family and friends who’ve always supported me on this journey and push me to elevate my sound and make the best music possible.
DJ Weaver and Haris Mian