Artist: Deuce 2Much
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Hailing from the North Side of Toledo, which is an obstacle itself to overcome, is a young artist that has already accomplished what many artists wished they can obtain. Well over 1 million views on Youtube, along with thousands of followers on Instagram, if continuing and staying consistent there is no telling the stages and platforms that Deuce 2Much can reach.
– Deuce 2Much ft. Chachi – May 29th
Kulture Vulturez: What is like growing up in Toledo, Ohio?
Deuce 2Much: It’s the same shit as every other city growing up here. You have poverty, you have the same gangster activities going on everywhere. You got the good neighborhoods, you got the bad neighborhoods, you got everything going on.
Kulture Vulturez: What is the culture like in Toledo, Ohio?
Deuce 2Much: I don’t know really how to describe the culture down here, it’s just awkard. Everybody in their own lane, everybody finally focused on their money. Back in the day it was a whole lot of violence, it’s still a lot of violence now, but n***** trying to get them some money. That’s what I love, that’s what I like about it.
Kulture Vulturez: What inspired you to start making music?
Deuce 2Much: I never really got inspired for music really. When I lost my cousin, lost my OG, me and one of my homeboys made a song and it just blew up overnight. So, every since then I just told myself I have to keep going there is no stopping, this is me now.
Kulture Vulturez: That’s when you first started rapping?
Deuce 2Much: I’ve dropped the song two years ago, but after I dropped the song I had got locked up and did a year in jail, so I miss a year, but the song was released two years ago.
– Deuce 2much – Stickney Angels | Ghetto Angels Remix
Kulture Vulturez: Did you grow up listening to music?
Deuce 2Much: I always was a fan of music, I always listened to music 24/7. Music is the only way I feel like I can express myself. Growing up I listened to anybody you could think of, from [NBA] Youngboy to Lil’ Baby, I use to be on A Boogie heavy, so I just listen to whoever.
Kulture Vulturez: How is the Toledo music scene?
Deuce 2Much: Toledo always had a music scene. Back in the day it was more older people taking over the music scene back in the day in Toledo. Now, you got a lot of young n***** that are 16, 17, and 18 that is poppin’ in Toledo now. Back in the day they was 24, 25 doing it. Now it’s a younger wave, it’s a lot of young n***** that are hard in the city.
Kulture Vulturez: Is it easy to focus on your music and brand in Toledo?
Deuce 2Much: It’s not easy to focus on your music out here, because people in Toledo are only going to support you when you are winning. So, if you are not winning you are going to have to have your own desire and hunger in yourself to go get it.
When nobody is believing in you it is not that easy to just get up and keep doing this and spending your . A lot of times I’ll go out of town and go record. Fly to Atlanta or fly to Miami and just go book in the studio down there to catch my vibe and get my feelings out through a song. In the city, nobody cares about that.
– Deuce 2Much – First Day Out
Kulture Vulturez: What are some of your more popular songs?
Deuce 2Much: I got May 29th, it’s Deuce2Much featuring Chachi, I think it’s at 1.7 or 1.8 million, I don’t know, that’s one of my biggest songs. I don’t really too much look at my numbers, but I have some big songs. People tell me all the time on the daily, on the weekly “do you know where such and such at”, but I don’t really ever too much look at them. But I have a couple big songs, First Day Out is one too.
Kulture Vulturez: What should people expect listening to you for the first time?
Deuce 2Much: Just know, if you listen to my music you are going to learn me, you are going to see a side of me I don’t really talk about too often. I don’t really talk a lot, so if you listen to my music you are going get an insight of my life. You’re going to find out who I am through my music.
Kulture Vulturez: What are your overall goals?
Deuce 2Much: I just want to make sure me and all people set and living comfortable, after that I’m cool. As long I can make it to where I know me and everybody around me are secure, I’m straight.