Travis Little’s first single entitled Brown Skin from the upcoming mixtape “Gate Keeper” is a refreshing sound for the summer and the neo-soul community. His potential expands far with his poetic approach, lyrical substance, and catchy melodies solidifies his own lane. We caught up with the talented artist to get the scoop on it all:
BLACK: What inspires your creativity?
Travis Little: My creativity is a reflection of the world around me. So everything! From the trees, to energies, to people it’s all a reflection of self. Music is spiritual.
BLACK: How important is being “different” to you?
TL: Non-important. You trying to be different you’re just being someone else. You have to find your own identity.
BLACK: When did you realize you wanted to be an artist?
TL: 1993 when watching Michael Jackson moon walking across my television.
BLACK: Give me a short summary of most recent accomplishments.
TL: That moment when you’re singing your song and the whole crowd knows the words. Felt really good. And my last show I got possessed on stage. Craziest feeling ever.
BLACK: Name some artists you would like to collaborate with.
TL: Kendrick, Khalil, Big KRIT, Capital Steez…Rest in Power
BLACK: What’s your stance on love & relationships? Are you engulfed in either?
TL: Love is beautiful. It’s selfish to spend life alone. And yes I’m in love with my queen!
BLACK: If you could put a color to your sound what would it be ?
TL: Purple and indigo.
BLACK: What do you plan to accomplish musically?
TL: I wanna be like Fela Kuti. Or the Stokley Carmichael of my generation. Activist then artist.
BLACK: What are some challenges you face as an eccentric underground artist?
TL: Payment! No one ever wants to pay you. But they always have the nerve to say keep doing what you doing. Like I would like to but this [explicit] ain’t free.
BLACK: Three adjectives to describe yourself.
TL: Forever growing, hungry and love
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