Check out the latest interview between recording artist Ace Allure representing the Harlem section of New York and TGWEWON's Du'Lanci Vallie below.
If you wasn't in the music business or industry, what do you think you would be doing with your life instead?
I would be a beauty entrepreneur. The beauty business is a billion dollar business and my contribution would be nails and eyebrows. I’m known for those two things specifically, good brows with a nice set of nails.
Do you prefer the Independent route or would you rather sign to a major record label, and why?
I prefer being independent until a certain point. Once you have built a core fan base & leverage, a partnership with a major would ideal. Majors offer bigger budgets and more plugs with marketing which equals more visibility for the artist. Those factors are very important.
Who's your ideal musician to collaborate with and why?
Joey Bada$$. He reminds me of myself in terms of, staying true to his artistry & being authentic, not trying to fit in, dancing to the beat of his own drum. That’s the type of time that I’m on, so I would definitely love to collaborate with him in the future.
What would you consider your most successful or proudest moment in your music career, so far?
My proudest moment so far is the On The Radar Christmas Cypher.
Out of all the songs you've released, what do you think is your Best song and why?
I think my best song is Unstoppable because it is packed with motivation. Before I released it, I asked people how the song made them feel and the general response was they felt motivated, amped up and ready to lock in to get their goals accomplished. That was the purpose of the song and it’s safe to say, I understood the assignment.
Are you able to make a living with your music? If so, how were you able to attain a career doing what you love? If not, what do you do in order to fund your music career? What advice would give to someone who's interested in pursuing a career in music?
Not yet. I work a regular 9-5 to fund my career. I’m also a licensed nail tech, so that’s my side hustle to fund my endeavors as well. The advice I would give someone who’s interested in pursuing music, is to be a true lover of the art form, master your craft, practice continuously and work hard.
What do you think makes you stand out from all the other aspiring and upcoming artists in your genre of music?
I put soul into everything that I create. This is something that I’ve been doing all my life. I’m sticking to the script, staying in my own lane and that’s been my formula.
What is your latest release and where fans can find it?
Latest release is my Rap It Up Acapella Freestyle, it is on YouTube.
What is on your agenda or what can fans expect to see from you in 2023?
I plan on releasing an EP & a few more visuals. I’ve been sitting on music for so long & not releasing because I would want to wait for the perfect moment. I realized that there isn’t a perfect moment, just release and keep going. Supporters can expect way more music from me going forward.