Cee Tha Gxdd

Published on 4 August 2023 at 13:56

Heyyyy yall Ace back with another one. Today we have an Alabama artist with us. Yall know my heart in Alabama too. This artist here, she is sooo talented yall I can't wait to hear her story. Let's get to it. I got the drinks and ice, who bringing the smoke?

Who are you? Tell us where you from. 

I’m Cee Tha Gxdd, an Alabama native independent music artist.


How did you get into the music scene?

So, I used to post cover videos of me singing other people’s songs and just little snippets of songs that I wrote and over time I built a small fan base off it. But when I moved back to Birmingham from Hanceville at age 16, a snippet of “Have You Like” that was posted a year before, started to go viral. I was at school the first time I seen someone dance to my song, and I just shook it off until my sister woke me up one morning and showed me one of her favorite Instagram dancers had made a video to the snippet. A little after that I met an engineer named Dkelly who encouraged me to come to his studio and record a song. So, I recorded Have You Like since it is blowing up like that. 


Would you make this a career?

This most definitely is a career now. I have side hustles, but a backup plan is not some I think about. Even though some people tell me it’s good to have one I just feel like I can make this music thing happen. 


What made you take it seriously?

Seeing all those people dance to Have You Like righteous made me take it serious for real. Some of the biggest Instagram dancers at the time were even doing the #ouudaddyimcummin challenge and making up their own dances. Seeing that really changed my perspective on everything because as a child I always knew I had a lil voice on me, but I never wanted to be in the spotlight. I was always a “shy kid.” 


If it’s one thing you could change in this what would it be?

One thing I would change is that people aren’t giving props to real talent, you just gotta be popular to be important. Meanwhile the outcasts be the most intelligent, the most entertaining, etc.


How is the music scene in your city? Anything different compared to other places you’ve been or seen?

In my city, the music scene has more support than it used to a few years ago but it’s still lacking in things that’s needed to actually help an artist get out there. Shout out to all the promoters who’ve been putting together different showcases and things like Tiffany Coleman and Ms.J Queen. They always got some different opportunities to dive into. 


Who is your top artist right now?

My top artist would have to be YungRhyan2x, he’s an indie artist from Bama and deserves more recognition than what he’s given but I say him because the way he talks about his pain in his songs is like no other for real. Real stories in his raps and his freestyle game off the chain no cap.


Has music changed your life? If so, how?

Well, my mother always said we had to be doctors, so I could never really see myself doing anything outside of “being a doctor” but when people started telling me how my voice calms them and how my lyrics help when they’re at their lowest let’s just say I’ve never thought about being a doctor again. Lol. No really, I’ve fell deeply in love with the whole process, trying to make it, learning how to gain and maintain a support system, and just creating music. Mostly though, that feeling you get when someone says you inspire them knowing you, yourself came from nothing. That’s why I keep going.


What do you do outside of the music scene? 

Outside of music I don’t do much. I fix phones as one of my side hustles. I’m lowkey a tech nerd, like I’ve always been intrigued by electronics and how they function.


What would you tell your younger self? 

I’d tell my younger self to just do it! All that shy stuff, all that being worried of what somebody else got say. Forget all that and just do it. 


Something people don’t know about you. 

I’m really quiet. I don’t speak much at all. So, if you’re ever in the same room with me and I’m just not saying nun please don’t take it personal. 9/10 I don’t even know what to say.


You dropping anything soon?

Yes, I have a project called Heart of the Streets that I started on last year. I was working on two projects at the same time. “4 The Lost Souls” a collab album with YungRhyan2x. I kinda finished 3 projects in six months when you include the 4TLS deluxe album. But HOTS is set to drop before 2023 is over and I can’t wait for my people to hear it because it’s probably the most personal and pain filled album to come from me. 


Welllll there you have it! I just want to thank you Cee for coming through and sharing your story with us. You're such a dope person with a great personality. Keep going, keep dropping, don't stop. I appreciate you as always and you know I'm here if you need anything. 

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