Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"TIME" Is Musical Excellence ...




Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, TIME was always into music as his pops played guitar for the group LeVert... As the years passed,TIME grew to love music more than anything else and soon started writing rhymes in paragraph format, opting for no hooks in between. After awhile he started taking music seriously and began to write and record songs on industry instrumentals. Many people would encourage him to get original beats instead of well known hit songs, so he could be considered legit. Time wasn't interested in paying other producers for work he could do himself, so he learned the production side of Rap and became a serious talent to be messed with, Since taking the rap game by storm, TIME has been giving the killer flow and his masterful melodic beats to anyone who seeks a hit song.

FLOSS: I know Time is money, so lets get right into the interview; How you doing homie?

TIME: I'm good man... Trying to put the finishing touches on my mixtape/album all while maintaining my sanity(smoking A LOT of weed)...

FLOSS: Tell the viewers where your stage name originates from?

TIME: Well, my whole life i been about getting money pretty much... My grandmother (RIP) used to call me a black jew... Anyway I got the name because in high school I would try out and make the hoop squad every year but i would end up quitting before the first game... Usually saying something about how my time is too important to be spent in a basketball gym... The last time i quit the coach asked me "What else you got to do with your time boy?"... and i replied "Get Money"... On my way to work I put it together and came up with the well known phrase "Time Is Money"... I go by TIME now which is essentially the same... Time Is Money Entertainment...

FLOSS: How long have you been producing tracks?

TIME: Ehhh... I first started messing wit fruity loops in 99 so a good 9 years... I used Fruity Loops until March '06... Switched over to reason and never looked back...

FLOSS: You rap as well, how do you find the time to balance the two?

TIME: It's not easy I'll tell u that... I produce for a nice amount of artists and I learned the hard way if u plan on using a beat urself dont even let other rappers hear it... lol... Rappers are thirsty individuals by nature... If they hear a beat they want they're either gonna buy it or beg for it... I've sold a couple beats that I had full songs written to SMH... Other than that its pretty cool... You HAVE to take breaks though... Maybe a week off of producing to focus on gettin some songs recorded... and vica verca...

FLOSS: What are some of the well known producers that inspire you?

TIME: Timbaland, Kanye, Just Blaze, Primo, The Runners, DJ Paul & Juicy J... If I wasnt so blazed I could go on forever...

FLOSS: What Niketalk music producers keep you on you’re A-game?

TIME: Flu, Plan, Mez, Nemesis is a sleeper, and niggas still dont know about YoungMoneyChris...

FLOSS: You come out of Cleveland, Ohio… What is the rap scene like in your town?

TIME: PATHETIC!!! They have one or 2 spots here that frequently have local act nights or whatever but dont nobody go to that shit... its pretty weak up here... You gotta rap like somebody else to b hot in Cleveland... Word to Chip Tha Ludacris RipOff...

FLOSS: What equipment do you use?

TIME: Reason 4.0 and an M-Audio KeyRig 49 controller.

FLOSS: Any current projects in the works, that you want the viewers to know about?

TIME: Yea I got my mixtape/album "This Is Musical Excellence" droppin within the next couple months and Im workin on a group album... Ive been gettin a lot of business from the label as well... Im producing 10 tracks for some Gospel Rappers outta NC... I try to stay busy...

FLOSS: Where can rappers/ producers check out your work?

TIME: My beats can be found at http://www.soundclick.com/timefrom216
My not so updated Myspace wit a few songs on it can b found at http://www.myspace.com/216time216

FLOSS FIVE

Melody or Drums first? - Melody

Rapping or Producing? - I dunno man thats a hard one but i think ill take producing... Its a little easier and shiiiiiiiiit they see way more money than rappers...lol

Kanye or Havoc? - Kanye... Havoc is cool tho...

Browns, Indians, or Cavs? - Cavs

Fave LeBron shoe? ...LBJ IV

As always i want to say thanks to my guest TIME, and allowing IA to interview him...and you know we cant leave without giving to an audio clip of his work

3 comments:

Brie-Anna said...
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Young Rilla said...

Good shit... one time for my nigga TIME... "Yes I" go stupid hard folks. Niggas better do they homework..

TIME said...

Good lookin out Rilla... Thanks to Floss once again...

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE ALBUM YALL!!! COMING SOON (NO No Limit)