We are sharing our recent interview with Robert Garcia, known in the musical sphere as Way.
Twist Online: First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Way: What’s good readers, my name is Way. I’m the oldest child to a very confusing blended family. I grew up in a mixture of good and bad, constantly bouncing back and forth from family member to family member, from the hood to the suburbs, from poverty to prosperity, and everything else in between. I’m a 100 percenter for three reasons: I go either all in or all out, I likely do things as close to perfection as possible, and I have a 100 percent hand in all my own music. I’m a lover not a fighter but I’m also a protector so I’ll fight for the ones I love. I’m a former fat boy who still knows how to eat like I did 80 pounds ago. I love comedy, because laughing is the best way to ease the pain that comes with life, and one day I want to pursue comedy after I make a name as one of the greatest artists of a generation.
Twist Online: Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Way: Kanye West, my pops, and my childhood. I never really talk about it that much, but I dealt with abuse, family addiction, loneliness, and depression. It got to a certain point where I felt emotionally numb. When College Dropout came out, the day after my 11th birthday, I heard the whole the from front to back. As far as I can remember, it was the first time I felt inspired by something. I dealt with a lot more trials, tribulations, and trauma as time went on, and I felt hopeless until I heard Late Registration. Honestly, if he didn’t drop that album I don’t know where I would be, because at the point in my life I didn’t care if I lived or died. If we’re keeping it real, that album highkey saved my life. Fast forward to the Graduation album, which came out during my first semester of high school. By then I was rapping for fun with some friends, but I didn’t still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. That album, along with encouragement from my pops and his help getting me the cracked version of FL Studio 5, and my desire to want to impact and save lives through music, all contributed me to take the leap and become a music artist.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release “FOMB”?
Way: It’s a hot record in my opinion, and not because I made it. I remember when I met up with Trinidad Cardona and our agent Christian Phyfier, and we were just vibing to some beats I was working on. This one beat I had just made the night before came on, and it caught their attention. I started thinking about what we could talk about on the record, and I came up with “You lame ass n****, you fake ass n*****, the f*** out my business..”. And the energy in the room was so turnt, that we knocked out the song that day. It was a great day to say the least.
Twist Online: What kind of response have you received from the release?
Way: All of my fans love the record, they say it’s one of their favorites! And its been putting up some streaming numbers too, especially on Spotify.
Twist Online: What’s your favorite music genre?
Way: My favorite genre of music is Hip-hop hands down, because it saved my life. Most people who don’t like Hip-hop attribute it to violence, drugs, and murder. To me it was a positive outlet that helped me say no to the gang life, drugs, my pride, and ultimately my demise. I appreciate all genres of music, but if I could only listen to one for the rest of my life it’s Hip-hop all the way.
Twist Online: What’s the best part of being a music artist?
Way: The best part of being a music artist is when someone goes out of their way to let me know that one of my songs helped them get through something they’re going through. It’s when I’m performing and I see big smiles and wide eyes, and the crowd rocks with me. It’s also when I start on a song and it feels like all the stars aligned in that moment in time. And as I gain more and more fans, there are going to be so many more “best parts” to experience, and I’m excited to find out what they are.
Twist Online: Have you set some goals to achieve?
Way: Oh yeah definitely. For starters, I intend to perform at Coachella, and I will not stop ‘till I do or I’m dead. Another one of my goals is to work with Kanye West, J. Cole, and JID. Oh and of course a grammy. I gotta be apart of the grammy family.
Twist Online: Are you working on any new projects?
Way: I’m honestly working on new music all the time, I mean what passionate music artist isn’t? I have a joint that I plan on dropping soon called BGT, which stands for Bad Girl Tendencies. And mark my words: ITS A BOP.