What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is artist, G_Thor. Thor is from New York City. His music is gritty with a hint of New York finesse. We can definitely see him performing on stages such as Coachella and Rolling Loud. The NY based MC has been on our radar for a while so we had to tap in with him! Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, Thor? Welcome to The Westlleaf. When did you start making music?
G_Thor: I Started Making Music At 7 Years Old.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! You started super early. What city do you represent?
G_Thor: Staten Island & Brooklyn, NY. Shoutout Shaolin.
Westleaf Staff: Shout out to NY. So how did you create your stage name?
G_Thor: Well my name. first name is actually Thor and my last name is Guenther. My nick name is Guenther The Great so we just shortened it while keeping ish authentic.
Westleaf Staff: That's a dope name. And it came naturally! So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
G_Thor: Music shaped me by giving me an outlet to express myself. It’s therapeutic.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Music is definitely therapeutic. So who is your biggest Musical influence?
G_Thor: The greats: Biggie, Jay Z, Nas, 50, Jadakiss, Mase, Shaggy, Tupac. I mean all the big names have a great influence on me musically.
Westleaf Staff: Those are some legends. What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
G_Thor: Landing my deal at Most Prolific Records. I've always been a well known stand up dude. Having that demeanor paid off for me and connect me with people who really wanna see my art grow.
Westleaf Staff: That's dope! It's definitely cool that you're seeing your art grow. So what makes you a unique artist?
G_Thor: Not being afraid to be different or talk about the realities we're facing that may be painful. I take those things and make it bright which is unique.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! So what does art mean to you?
G_Thor: Art is super important. My music is my art and my music is my life.
Westleaf Staff: Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
G_Thor: I See G_Thor as the big dog reaching new heights and becoming a name everyone falls in love with from a real story that they feel and stays with them.
Westleaf Staff: I wish you much success! Before we go, describe music in three words.
G_Thor: Therapeutic, gritty, innovative.
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