Our Exclusive Chat With Billyracxx
What is the story behind your latest single “Kill Me”?
“KILL ME” is one of those records that flowed out of me so naturally and with so much fluidity during that specific studio session. I’m sometimes surprised at how effortless and natural what’s really going in my head shows in my music. “KILL ME” is my truth of how my passion for music is either going to make me successful or kill me. I believe my sound and image have influence written all over it.
Can you tell us anything about your upcoming album “Butterflies PT. 1”?
“Butterflies” represents the evolution of my artistry, and how big of an impact I can potentially make on music if god wills it. Not many people know what a Butterfly sounds like, and that’s one reason I named the project that. My sound is something that captivates most people that hear it because it’s unfamiliar and interesting. To me, my music is similar to the sound of a Butterfly in that way. Both have significance and beauty to them that people forget to appreciate. I connect with the Butterflies so I’m going to speak for them.
What can we expect from your SXSW2020 performance?
I’m set to perform on some pretty big stages, so I’m hoping to gain and meet a lot of new fans. I hope people look back on SXSW 2020 and say “wow, that was right before he blew up”.
How do you feel growing up in the South has shaped you as an artist?
Growing up and experiencing different parts of the south the way I did made me an alien. Most people can’t even tell where I am from due to the vibes and image I give off. I contribute that to my unique experiences and moving from an extreme place like Florida, to such a deep cultured place like Houston.
What are some albums that really shaped you as an artist?
Every album that I’ve dropped, starting with “Billy Ocean 2”, to “Flamingos and Finches,” to “Alienated,” to “Religion” has created major turning points in my career every time. I’m paving a completely new lane for myself. My artistic advances in music and my innovative visuals continue to result in more growth and success. You literally can see the growth in my sound on every project. “Religion” was produced by ChaseTheMoney and he really brought a new elite style to my sound. My fans loved it, but the following that I’ve grown up to this point started way back.
Who are your dream collaborators?
Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga
What do you hope listeners take away from your music?
Need them to really realize that they’re listening to an artist that is revolutionizing a lot of things about “hip hop” or “music” in real-time.
When did you realize music was your calling?
It was just a growing passion before I knew it was a calling.