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Exclusive Interview: Tori Bleu

What is unique about you and your music?

It’s honest and I can really rap. What I find unique basing this off of what others say is that I get the same thing when people see me or hear my music …“DOPE”. There’s no gimmicks, nothing to draw you in other then ME and the Music! It’s not trying to be sexy or trying to different, it’s me being honest and honestly “dope”

What shaped your music and who supports you?

Life! We live in a world that’s full of negativity; we glorify sex, money, drugs etc but there has to be some way to stay current but still have some respect,some positivity, REALNESS but be dope, I have had a lot of experiences and I share my world in my music, the way I view and see things. My music fun, good vibes, makes you feel good while still talking about the b******* we deal with today. My biggest support system is family and close friends, my Dad backs me 100%, he is the person that actually put me out there and said GO! My mom, Uncles, close friend and life coach Sonya T. A bunch of folks…people really take to me and its so appreciated.

When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?

When I realized God gave some of us talent to survive with, we were given gifts to make money and I am doing this without trying because its what I am suppose to be doing, and I love it.

What type of music do you listen to?

EVERYTHING! You either hate to ride with me or you love to ride with, cause you will hear music you never heard before, unless you been in my car before.

Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?

ABOLOUS! And that’s coming off the top of the dome…I love FAB, I think he should be getting wayyyyy more respect and credit then what we give him! I follow battle rap heavy too and Fabs bars are on the level with top tier battle rappers.. and he got hits with r&b singers…he can do any “genre’”, relevant after all this time, everybody can’t do what Fab does. Period.

How do you prepare for your performances?

I Pray and I practice. I study old footage of mine to see what I want to change, what I should keep, what would make it better, etc.

What ignites your (song) writing flow?

Life! I keep a pad and pen with me at all times, and im never not thinking of lyrics, situations, people watching, listening, etc all that gets me excited to write. I love story telling and finding clever ways to present material and I see the vision for the music I write.

What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

Writing, I don’t just write songs and raps..I write poetry, I’ve written a screenplay, I love to write! I also love dancing, its still a passion of mine, I grew up dancing and thought I would be on tour with Beyonce and Janet Jackson. I cried as a kid thinking the world would run out of good music for me to dance to on tour…didn’t realize I would be creating it.

Success to you is…

freedom and for me that is being able to take care of myself, my family, friends, freely using the talent that God gave me.Living life at my full potential.

What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?

I wish someone told me to just go for it! Let everything go and have total FAITH! I realized that you can’t get time back…you can get everything else back but time….the time is NOW!

Any upcoming projects?

Yes, I am working on my EP and I have few other projects in the works too ?

Where do we find you music / music project?

www.toribleu.com My new single GAWT DAMN TING is on itunes, googleplay, apple music, etc and my mixtape NO DEAL is on spinrilla, datpiff, livemixtapes. So the single is everywhere you can purchase and single, and the mixtape is everywhere you can download a mixtape. @toribleu on IG.

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