Hip Hop & Jazz
Thaddeus Arndt - Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Production, etc.
I'm a Renaissance-Man type musician, I do everything myself. I record, mix/produce my own music, and play all instruments as well as sing and rap. At the end of the day I just want to reap that satisfaction of having made some dope stuff. Im in love with every corner of hip hop and have found myself addicted to Jazz.
I experienced the classic being forced into piano lessons as a kid by your parents, but as time went on I found myself writing my own music more and more and actually digging that part. I played in a few bands throughout highschool and college singing and songwriting, but nothing serious, it was always difficult to find people who had the same level of commitment as I did. Eventually I realized that there are musicians who do it all themselves, and started getting into music production and live looping.
Now I'm at a point where I've been doing it for a year or two, and thanks to my extensive experience with music already I've picked up a lot of things pretty quick and have been able to try some innovative stuff. I'm also a piano student at U of I, so when I'm not bumpin' in the studio or working with a rapper I'm practicing the good old classical stuff, which contains surprising amounts of inspiration for what I currently do.
FKJ is probably my #1 Artist, at the end of the day I just want to do things pretty similar to what that guy is doing but with more vocal aspects and concrete lyrical content. After that, Isaiah Rashad has some beautiful music that inspires me regularly,