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Bucy On The Grind

I’m from Macomb IL, it’s not big at all 22,000 people the home of Western IL University so it’s hard to be heard and stuff around here and really my music connects, I try n make it connect with a huge wide fun base because I think it is the best thing to do and just because I’m a fan first and artist second. I just love the music and that’s why I do it. I don’t care about the money or anything; I kind of just want to heard. Just kind of prove to people you can do what you love if you just pursue it because coming here I’m from I mean no one around here has ever made it in the music industry really, so but I think I’m doin’ pretty good so far.

GW: Tell me a little bit about yourself?
Bucy:
I’m from Macomb IL, it’s not big at all 22,000 people the home of Western IL University so it’s hard to be heard and stuff around here and really my music connects, I try n make it connect with a huge wide fun base because I think it is the best thing to do and just because I’m a fan first and artist second. I just love the music and that’s why I do it. I don’t care about the money or anything; I kind of just want to heard. Just kind of prove to people you can do what you love if you just pursue it because coming here I’m from I mean no one around here has ever made it in the music industry really, so but I think I’m doin’ pretty good so far.

GW: When did you start getting an interest in music?
Bucy:
I mean I’ve been writin’ my own music since I was about 12 years old so at least 7 years now but just recently have I’ve I gotten into the studios and recorded my first album and everything like that and put on shows in the last year or two.

GW: How did you develop your interest in music?
Bucy:
Really, It’s a funny story; I mean it’s a good story. That’s a good question cause, I grow up having an older sister so I always listened to music she listened too and everything. So When I was younger it was like, Destiny’s Child you know, N SYNC, Backstreet Boys stuff like that. I actually meet Beyoncé, and Kelly Roland and all them at one time and I’ll never forget when Kelly Roland called me a “handsome young man.” But she always listen to that stuff and Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera all them, so I’ve listened to it to, just to be like my sister. But then one day she told me to come in and listen to this to the white guy rappin’ makin fun of Brittney Spears and Christina Aguilera and all them and it was Eminem song The Real Slam Shady when he came out to Marshal Mathers and once I heard that I realized what my taste in good music was and kind was like wow why haven’t I been listenin’ to them, this is, this is something here and that’s what really started me in to hip-hop and everything. I just followed and followed it and I was young so I really didn’t get to listen to 2Pac and Biggy when they were still alive, I didn’t get to follow them much but I can still remember the day Biggy died and I remember that and I was only let’s see that was in 96 or 7 so like 5 or 6 years old, but I can still remember that and but ever since I heard the Real Slam Shady I started following hip-hop and that’s what made me want to do it and after seein’ Eminem do it and just being a white kid made me think okay there’s a chance, maybe

GW: Yea, That’s Cool. So what just started writing just your ideas that you had?
Bucy:
Yea

GW: and you figured out how to put them with beats?
Bucy:
Yea, yea just my life yea I just wrote about my life and everything like that’s what I still do to this day just my experiences and everything because when I listen to hip-hop and stuff I like to listen to I can relate too, so I mean Eminem was a big factor in, in my music growin’ up in so because I could relate to his music, Ya know? Me and my Mom had our issues growin’ up and stuff and I could relate to that, ya know and that’s what I kind of so that’s like really What I wont to do most with my music rather than makin’ money or anything like that, it just have one kid out there that hears my music and is like okay I can relate to this guy just like I did. I feel like the music did a lot of me growin’ up so I’m tryin to kind of like give back now.

GW: How old are you?
Bucy:
I’m 19 now, I’m about to be 20 but I’m still a youngin’.

GW: What are your goals and what do you see in your future?
Bucy:
Really what I want to do most is, and not even like makin’ it big, I don’t care if I was ever on MTV or even the radio as all as I’m being heard cause I mean, you can do that stuff and still be heard I mean point in case someone like Tech N9ne or a bunch of underground or independent artist but really I just want to help people with my music like the music did me and I want to tour a lot and just meet new people socialize with people like I don’t wanna go on tours or something and just sit in the VIP room and then come out and do my show and then leave, I’d rather hang out at the bar with people all night and just talk about music with just stuff like that I don’t really care about the money or jewelry or anything like that cause growin’ up I worked on a farm and you know I was a plumber and everything I understand the value of a dollar and how hard you have to work and stuff but I understand like true happiness in life and being happy with myself and everything so that’s why I really don’t care bout the big things that come along with music, I just care about the music.

GW: If anything, what do you think will separate your music from other artist’s music?
Bucy:
Just that I can reach out. Really right now and in the future can reach out to I mean hip-hop’s huge worldwide to matter where you’re at there’s hip-hop but I feel like I can reach out to new fans who usually cause I mean I’ve had old guys in cowboy hats I mean in their 80’s with the cowboy hats and everything after I’ve done a show at a local bar or somthin’ like where they have had karaoke and I’ve gone up and did my own stuff and he’s come up and told me that you know it was really good and he actually liked it . Some I just feel like I can connect with country people not just city people because I’m myself is from the county and I always will be but I still have tons and tons of respect for the city’s because I’ve spent my time in Chicago, and St. Louis, you know but I feel like I can connect with the different fan base people who usually wouldn’t listen to rap or hip-hop music

GW: How would you explain your music to somebody who has never heard it?
Bucy:
I explain it as lyrical my, my life my experiences, I mean I never goin’ to do song about money, cars, or women and stuff cause I don’t have any of and that’s why I really don’t listen to hip- hop music that’s all about that because I can’t relate to that and most people can’t. So don’t so don’t I’m much with the pop side of music I’m more lyrical what I myself actually been through, seen and everything and try and make music for people like that to relate too.

GW: So is Eminem one of your main influences?
Bucy:
I’d say he is, I mean he is the one who got me into the music and just how I mean I look up to him how he stayed true to himself throughout his career and even though he is huge, huge I mean big main stream artist I mean he has that appeal to underground independent because he is his own person. He doesn’t do what his label tells him too or anything, he calls the shots but I have many other influences like all the main’s like 2PAC and Biggy and rockin’ and Nos, and Big L, and I mean a lot of people that, I’ve never even heard of really and the underground seen I mean Tech N9ne which I mean is pretty big now but, I mean I’ve been listening through his whole career too. I’ve been following his music for a while now and his really not widely known but I think he is one of the best ever to do it and his out from California and I mean Twisted from Psycho Pathetic Records with ICP, I don’t like ICP but I like Twisted just because they did songs I could relate too so I mean I’ll listen to anybody and everything and I think ya know everybody that I listen to and follow and influences me in some way but I mean just like the greats like M and Tech N9ne all them influenced me the most.

GW: Where are you performing at now? Do you just do local shows?
Bucy:
Um, I’ve done local shows the most in Macomb yea, but I’ve also gone to Quincy,IL which is a little bigger like 60,000 people. I performed there at a venue where they have had like T-Pain and Brett Michaels and them preforming before. I just had a show up in Bloomington which is closer to Chicago, bigger city and my next show is in St. Louis at Pops which is where Tech N9ne is playin’ this Saturday and that’s where I meetin’ him, so that’s going to be my biggest show yet so we are startin’ to get shows all over. I got people from Florida who have offered me shows, Cleveland and Kansas City, and a few place but mainly just around here in the Midwest right now.

GW: What do you do when you are not doing your music?
Bucy:
Right now, not much because I’m just coming off knee surgery, but I’m getting to the point where I can work again and usually I mean once my knee gets better if I’m not doing music which I try to take up most of my time with music whether its writing, recording, booking and marketing but other than that usually just doin’ a little work here and there and I always did physical labor like farm and stuff like that and pluming so I try in find odd and in jobs just to make money so I can fund my music more but it’s all workin’ towards the music in the long run whatever I do.

GW: Did you hurt your knee working?
Bucy:
Nope I didn’t, I was messin’ around, ended up jumpin’ off of a car because the car took off and I was layin’ on the hood and I landed on my feet and my knee snapped and completely tore my ACL and both meniscus.

GW: Ouch
Bucy:
Yea it was pretty rough.

GW: What do you want your fans to know?
Bucy:
Really I just want people to know that my main thing is to be real to myself and to where I come from which is a country area most people would never even know about and I’m  gonna make sure people know about these little areas because just because where your from doesn’t mean you can’t do something no matter what. I mean I’m never goin’ to clam to be from the hood or the ghetto or anything like that but I have respect because I have plenty of friends who are and I’ve spent time there and I know what that’s like too, but I want people to know my area is a hard working area and you do what you have to do to make a dollar and really I just wanna connect with fans over time and just to it for the love and music never let anyone tell me what to do with it. And a shout out to Tech N9ne and Strange Music and I said “Get at me”.

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