This week's guest is L.A. based recording artist Thurz. You may or may not recognize him from his days as a member of U.N.I. Or you may know him from his Party In My Living Room events. Or, you may know him from his recent "More Thurz on Thurzday" music series (check out the latest track "Dollaz"
by Chewstick) . Either way, Thurz wears many hats. This week we caught up with the prolific artist to talk about how he's been navigating as a creative during the pandemic and his time working with Aftermath and Dr. Dre.
1:30 - Thurz talks about what the vibe has been like in L.A. this year with Kobe passing, the Lakers and Dodgers winning championships and being on lockdown the whole time.
2:30 - Thurz has been dropping new music and visuals every Thursday for his "Thurz on Thursdays" series. He says it started off with him just collecting music on his hard drive, but he decided to start sharing it at the behest of a friend. He also talks about how he's able to find inspiration from everywhere in order to be able to produce so much music. 11:50 - Thurz talks about his creative process and how he approaches every track differently. He specifically speaks on his track "November 3rd" where he shares his perspective on the 2020 election. 16:15 - Thurz talks about working with the Aftermath team and Dr. Dre. He talks about how surreal it was to see that Dre actually knew who he was and wanted to work with him. He also talks about the team of musicians he surrounds himself with and how that inspired him to bring his A-game. 22:30 - Thurz is also known for throwing dope parties/events and he talks about how much he's looking forward to cranking it back up after outside opens back up. He also talks about being active in the community and supporting local organizations. 26:30 - Thurz talks about wanting to build his own distribution channels for his music before he drops a new full-length project. He also talks about being an artist who came out during the "blog era" of the mid-to-late 2000s and applying lessons from then to the DSP era of now.
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