We are extremely excited to have featured your latest album “The Grey Album”, being a Hip Hop artist we never of heard before this, please tell us who is Brandough? Where part of Houston TX are you from? How/When did you start making Hip Hop?
Originally I’m from Orange, TX but I moved to Houston in 2014 on the north side of Houston and been here ever since. I’ve always been a fan of music. For as long as I can remember. I was always a shy kid had trouble expressing myself so once I found writing it was a great way for me release things off my chest. Growing up my dad had a set of turntables and he would let me use it even though I had no idea what I was doing. Eventually my younger siblings got involved in music and started actually making songs which motivated me to start writing and producing tracks as well and here I am today. The name Brandough actually was a nickname my grandfather gave me as a child so I chose to use it because it reminds me of who I am and where I came from.
We notice your style is really Boom-Bap driven with a cutting edge twist, let us know how your style if different than all the rap artists out there!
My style is very original compared to other artists. It’s melodic yet lyrical and the type of music I create helps me stand out as well, my content is versatile It can range from dark moody vibes to upbeat melodic tones. It’s also very relatable and realistic because right now I don’t have a whole lot of flashy materialistic things so most of my music deals with different emotions from life so it just depends on my mood when I create. Most people say my music almost has a Canadian vibe to it so being from the South is definitely new.)
How often do you perform? Are you touring this 2019 year?
This year I’ve performed quite a bit but right now I’m still working on building my fan base marketing/promoting etc. However, anytime I get an opportunity to perform I do. I actually have a performance coming up July 27th in Houston.)
Let us know about the creative process behind your new mixtape “The Grey Album”.
The Grey album title was not on purpose, a yr before release I just went on a recording spree and created random songs with different vibes so a few months before release me and my team sat down and handpicked our favorite 10 -12 tracks figured out the order it should go and came up with the color grey to symbolize the contrast within the album. Realistic yet a whole lot of hope with an Upbeat vibe but still had dark tones which gave us the grey Album. It also represented what I was dealing with internally at the time.)
When are you planning on dropping another project in 2019?
As of right now I won’t be releasing anything new for the rest of this year. I want my Album to be the main focus for 2019 #GreyYear.
Are there any Hip Hop influences you have in the underground game that is based in your city?
Most definitely, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, UGK, Paul Wall the list goes on Houston underground was a huge influence for me growing up. These guys were before social media so the hustle was real and I respect that. It’s a constant reminder for me to keep going.)
How does social media playing a role in your success? How are fans/supporters helping your movement?
Social media is a love/hate thing for me. Don’t care for the politics but what I like about it is how it’s easy for me to gain and connect with my fans, and my supporters are the best! Making music a career isn’t an easy task, but my supporters remind me everyday that my music is something special to them. I literally only use social media to engage with my fans so without them Brandough wouldn’t exist.)
With this being an underground hip hop site, we always ask this important question. What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?
Underground Hip-Hop to me is the freedom to be at your creative peak when making music. You’re not here to satisfy others, underground music is sharing your passion. As we all know, mainstream can sometimes place hold on your creative space which can be detrimental for an artist.
Where can people find you on the Internet? Drop all the vital links.
You can #FOLLOWTHEDOUGH on all platforms
Lastly, and shout out?
I would like to thank God 1st off I feel like nothing happens for no reason. I think it’s a bigger picture regardless of the situation. Rise or fall I’ll always keep it movin. Family and supporters play a huge role because despite my strong motivation I’m still humAn there are days when I feel like turning my back on this but my support is unreal and it’s constantly feeding my will to persevere and keep grindin it out. Last but not least thanks to everyone at Underground Hip Hop for having me and giving me this opportunity.