We had the good fortune of connecting with Tommy Zuko and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tommy, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks has been a part of my career from the jump. It’s all about if you’re willing to take a risk, that’s what separates those that make something happen and those that wait around for something to happen. With risk comes fear, but also reward. Once you block that fear out and take the plunge you can’t be stopped.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Resilience & Faith. That’s the key. I’m grateful that I’ve been able to persevere through all that I’ve been through and still maintain a positive outlook. Here’s the thing, I’m nowhere near where I want to be professionally, but that’s the dopest part. I’m still making and chasing goals. Is it easy? absolutely not, especially creating personal art and keeping the integrity in an era of quick hits. I started making music because it felt good and was fun. People just so happened to gravitate towards it, now it’s up to me to capitalize off it and turn my passionate hobby into a fruitful career. I came up in a time when being yourself was dope, you were cool for being cool it just happened. That’s what you get w/my music, no pump-fakes no gimmicks, just dope. Tune in.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
See I’m still trying to find those hidden gems. One of which was the Bunshop that my boy MadGrant put me on to. I’m still looking for that fire soul food & Jamaican spot so if you know…cut me in.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
whew, here we go! All glory to God first and foremost! Gotta shoutout the Family (much love). Everyone at Arise Irvine & TheReel. Shoutout to my peoples MadGrant, MattyMo, Darryl Perry, Lord Cheek, London X, Bhilli, Feeji, Rique Havoc, Austin White, LP. & ANYBODY that rocks w/ IceColdBoyz as a brand, label & crew. ❄️
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