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GT Garza Interview

G.T. Garza hails from a city that has produced some of hip-hops brightest stars, and is quickly gaining a name for himself as possibly Houston’s next breakthrough artist. Born in San Diego, California he moved to Houston at the age of five. At the age of 14 as a freshman in high school, he was inspired to stop listening to hip-hop and start creating it. Garza began to develop his own style and broke ground battle rapping in various Bars and Clubs. Once he perfected his style, he took his chances at the 2002 Import Expo.
Garza caught the eye of Universal artist Rob G and was recruited to G Style Entertainment. He was also recognized by the Houston radio group “The Choppaholix," who then recruited him to represent the new era of hip-hop in Texas. With names such as "The Phenom," “The One Man Army," and "The Future," this young star is rapidly on the rise. His unmistakable flow and style even landed him a spot on an exclusive H-Town Remix of Ashanti's "Still on It" alongside Paul Wall, and the remix to Chris Brown's "Run It" which both hit heavy rotation on FM dials throughout the southwestern and western parts of the United States.
With many victories under his belt, including "Road to the Apollo" sponsored by Footaction and Adidas, as well as "The Sunkist Sound Lab" sponsored by Sunkist. Garza is no stranger to the grind. With his hard work and dedication he has made his name well known in the Houston area by appearing on shows, such as the Choppaholix XM radio show, Texas FM radio shows and many mixtape features. His first major mixtape release "Maverick Music" earned him the respect of his peers and his fans.
 Working under his own independent label, The Machine, Garza is constantly grinding his gears trying to make the transition from underground to mainstream. He has been offered several deals by record labels in Houston but has turned them down in hope of something more. His ultimate goal is to be wearing a Houston T-shirt while accepting a Grammy.  With his incomparably unique style and hard work ethic, if anyone has a shot at doing so, it’s Garza. If you see him out somewhere, he will undoubtedly have his headphones on listening to new beats while penciling down lyrics. With 11 mixtapes under his belt and more than 50 features, he knows what needs to be done to reach his goals. In the interview that follows we discuss GT's career, musical tastes, and more.

As a Latino rapper have you felt any pressures from in your community as far as your career choice?
Definitely. I haven't heard too many Latino Emcees, & the ones I have heard over the years got slept on, or just didn't get it popping. My family supports me, but they don't really understand the mechanics of the industry. I know at times it can be frustrating for them, as well as for me.
Right now I feel like it's a wide open lane, for a Latino artist to come in & represent his people & our story. To let the world know another side of life from a Latin perspective. It's tough when people of your color or nationality have no one to look up to or represent them, & I intend to do just that.