I've said it before and I'll say it again. Music is a great thing, and what's great about it is that you can have more and more artists, producers, etc coming to the music scene and it will never be saturated. And yet some of the music industry does seem repetitive in nature, you still have those that come to the forefront, putting in their hustle and grind and making music not for the hustle of trying to be famous like everyone else being mimicked out there, but simply for the love of music, for the love of hip hop in this case, which is what ThoughtsAtWerk brings to the table!
I visited their website, and I gotta say, the quote on their bio really caught my eye: "The Greatest pleasure in life is doing what you're told you cannot do". That quote right there speaks so many volumes it's ridiculous! I mean absorb that thought for a moment as a musician, as a hip hop artist, as a beat maker. If people told you that you couldn't make it, that you're just not cut out to make hip hop, will you listen, or will you strive to succeed? Succeeding is what ThoughtsAtWerk does with their music hustle and their sound. They've taken that very quote on their bio as their driving force, showing anyone that they can push through and make music they want to make, and no one can stop them. They work, and work hard at what they do, which is the basis behind their quote. And the music they make is pretty smooth. You can get an idea on their sound and style on their website.
The team was created by Win, a well respected producer, engineer, and songwriter, and Deer Hunter, both of who put together and created ThoughtsAtWerk, a team of producers, engineers, and artists who make music simply for the love of music. They all get together, hammer out some heated tracks in their studios, and enjoy the smooth flow of being free to make what they wish and using their creativity beyond full potential!
The team is inspired by all walks of music, including 70's soul music and R&B music, as well as the hip hop flava of today. Some of their influences include Kanye West, 9th Wonder, Drake, and Young Money, among other influences they have. I can definitely respect their hustle and even more, the fact that they do what they do for enjoyment and making music, instead of purposely trying to sound like the next Drake. Too many people are trying to sound like everyone else simply because those people are famous. Originality is key, and ThoughtsAtWerk brings that home! You can also check out the "Who Detached Us Remix featuring Nipsey Hussle" produced by Win on their blog page.
If you're looking for some smooth kats that are all about their music and enjoying the music, networking with people, and just doing it for the love, look no further. ThoughtsAtWerk is bringing that flava for 2012 and beyond, and they're doing it for what hip hop originally started as... for the love of the music!
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