BEST: What first got you into music?
T Nale: I first got into music at the age of 12 and I used to make beats on fruity loops in
school but later started recording due to my love for hip-hop and influence through big
scale artists particularly Lil Wayne.
BEST: If you could open a show for any artist, who would it be and why?
T Nale: If I could open a show for anybody it would be for Lil Wayne as he is the reason
I do what I do and admire the craft of true storytelling.
BEST: What is your creative process like?
T Nale: My writing and creative process depends on my mood and how I’m feeling at
the time. When I write for a certain sound it’s because I’m feeling the mood of the song,
imagining what the final product will sound like. I also try to be as real as possible to be
more relatable on many issues. In most cases I treat music as therapy hence I am able
to vent and clear any emotion/pain by letting it all out on a mic.
BEST: Is music your full time job or a hobby? And if music didn’t work out, what
would you be doing differently?
T Nale: Music is not my full time job but it’s on my mind 24/7 because I’m always
thinking of new ways to perfect my sound. If it didn’t work out I’d be doing exactly what
I’m doing, being an entrepreneur, gaining knowledge on many different business
sectors and applying that in real world scenarios.
BEST: Where have you performed and what was the reception like? Do you have
your favourite place and least favourite place?
T Nale: I have performed in various places but my favorite was Lesotho Maseru – the
reception I received surprised me. To think that a different country was singing along to
my songs and that they wanted me back for a 2nd show and still packed out the place.
BEST: How do you feel the internet has impacted the music business?
T Nale: Realistically speaking, I think the impact of social media for the music industry is
both a positive and a negative. It’s a great space for discovering new talent and
searching your favorite songs has never been easier, however the competition is high for placements. Respectfully, I believe there are many artists who should not be in the space they are at but Social media made it easier for them.
BEST: What is your favourite song to perform?
T Nale: My favourite song to perform is Attention from my debut album called CareFul.
To this day I still receive great responses from it.
BEST: If there is one thing you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
T Nale: If I could change one thing about the music industry in South Africa it would be
to have more labels that can grow talent on a larger scale instead of 2 or 3 big labels
that control the market.