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FUZZ SPOTLIGHT: Twinkie



Atlanta based R&B artist, Twinkie is on a mission & has been putting in the time since Kindergarten. Take a stroll with us as we discuss her beginnings and current snapshot on her journey:


F: Thanks for joining us Twinkie! Let’s start with the moment you realized you were a musician. Could be a specific memory or just the influences that sparked your inspiration.

T: Thanks for having me! So I realized at a very young age. In kindergarten the teachers would tell my mom to put me in music lessons and so on. I didn’t start writing music till like 2019 I guess I had to build my confidence.

"In kindergarten the teachers would tell my mom to put me in music lessons and so on."


F: Haha, wow, were you belting out ballads in class?

T: Lmao yes even when I yawned honey.


F: Thats awesome. Were you surrounded by music as a kid? Where do you think that came from?


T: Yeah everyday. Momdukes would play her slow jams. So it was being around that.. that brought it out of me.


F: I was gonna say, your sound is very classic 90s R&B. Which now makes total sense lol. So refreshing too with all the new directions coming out. Want to talk a little bit about your choice of this style?

T: So anytime I decide to write .. the sound comes out with that type of style. I guess it’s just because I’ve been around it. It kinda stuck in my head. Like if you give me the Aux or let me connect my phone best believe R&b is what you’re going to get lol


F: It’s in your blood. Love it.

Do you write all your own music and tracks? What’s your process?

T: Yes I write all my songs. I first wrote then I’ll find a beat that goes perfect with the melody I had in my head

F: And what program do you use to make all this happen?


T: I use garbage band for the rough drafts then I’ll go to a studio. Sometimes I’ll just write it in my notes and then I’ll find a beat on my way to the studio and do it like that.


F: Bless GarageBand (avid user myself). Cool and you find beats from producers? Where do you go for those?


"...if you give me the Aux or let me connect my phone best believe R&b is what you’re going to get lol"


T: So I have actually a lot of people that want to work with me. Some would do free beats for me or even engineer my songs. There’s a guy name Michael who I work with and is really dope oh goodness there are so many dope producers I work with.


F: Awesome. So you got a sweet little network goin’ on love that.

What are your aspirations for music? Like what’s the prime scenario?

T: Yess! Lol so I usually base my music from love and things that surround it… I want to move in a different direction for my next song.


F: Ok wait, actually pin that question. I actually saw you’re based in Cleveland. Wanna give us a rundown of the scene out there? And what the vibe is coming out of Covid? I think Cleveland kinda slips under the radar for music, would be cool to have a local’s perspective.


T: I’m actually in GA at the moment! So I’m not sure about how Covid was there. Cleveland is really dope though very diverse for sure. I feel like now it’s progressing when it comes to supporting others. It’s just a not a place to stay for a life time.. but it’s definitely my home

F: Ohok! Ok, so Atlanta. I’d assume the music scene is much easier to network in?


T: Yes it is. There’s still a lot I need to learn about the industry though.


F: Let’s go there. Why do you feel that?


T: The industry is a very difficult/ evil place I just want to make sure my mind is stronger than the hand that wants to scribble a name on a paper.

F: Such a sad, but true depiction of where we are. Very important for artists to know the ins and outs of the rights to their content. Ownership is paramount.


T: Exactly and it’s like as an artist it’s hard to have those rights.


F: Anything resources in particular you go to that helps you with this? Or any tips for the readers you’ve found so far?


T: I know a lot of old heads that’s been part of the industry.. so basically I’m taking notes from them and following through with it. Lol


F: Awesome, That kinda wisdom I’m sure goes a long way.


T: Yes indeed.


F: So what brought you to FUZZ? What are you looking for?

T: I was looking for people to collaborate with.

F: K maybe that was a softball lol. Let’s go back to the aspirations. Is there an artist out there right now whose status you’re aiming for? Or do you tend to not focus on those things?


T: I never really had an Idol not to sound cocky but I always thought everyone is great in their own way. Like I do look at their life styles and be like damn I want to perform in front of big crowds like that and explore the world and see how my music can make a difference but when it comes to a status nah. Never really cared.


F: That’s how you do it right there. Kudos to you. Let’s leave it there, such a powerful statement 💪 We’ll keep an eye out for you, and look forward to seeing your journey evolve!

T: Thank you so kindly 😁😄


"The industry is a very difficult/ evil place I just want to make sure my mind is stronger than the hand that wants to scribble a name on a paper."


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