Sound cloud video
- Artist name: Goofy Woofy2. Explain what name means:
It’s kind of interesting how I got the name Goofy Woofy, I had just moved here from Cleveland and was kickin it in the jungle with my big homie Boo Kapone and I got so spaced out on some loud at a function he said “You a space cadet we gonna start calling you Goofy Woofy.” After that the name just stuck and everywhere I go from the lab to the trap all the homies call me Goofy Woofy.
3. What city and state I rep:
I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH but have family here in LA so I made a permanent move to the west coast in 2007 to pursue better opportunities. I’m definitely Westcoast since that’s where my heart is but I’ll never forget my Midwest roots.
4. Describe style or singing/rapping:
Growing up in Cleveland I was greatly influenced by the rapid fire melodic style of Bone Thugs N Harmony and was fortunate enough to work with the same producers they had. After moving to LA and being introduced to the Westside Connect Gang I adapted my style to blend that Westcoast love with my Midwest fast paced delivery so I don’t know if there’s an exact term for that maybe Mid-WestCoast I guess(laughs).
5. What inspired music career?
I owe my inspiration to all my big homies out here in LA. I wasn’t doing much initially when I moved here, honestly I was somewhat intimidated musically since there are so many legendary rappers from the West. But my homies were very supportive and believed in my vision lyrically and helped get me in the studio with great producers and gave me all the right connections to make it happen. It’s easy to be inspired when I’m blessed to have good people in my corner like I do.
6. What challenges did I face:
Unfortunately I made a few poor decisions growing up which almost ruined any chance of me having a career in music or any career for that matter. I was convicted for selling drugs and was in and out of court and lockups constantly before I was able to wise up and realize I had more potential as a musician instead of a drug dealer. I thank God every day I was given a second chance at life because I easily could’ve been a statistic.
7. Describe feelings when recording:
It’s indescribable to me. I’m in such a zone when I’m spitting in the booth even I don’t know how it’s gonna come out sometimes. When I feel that spiritual energy coarse thru me it’s the only thing I’m living for at that moment. And I’m such a workaholic recording I won’t come out of the booth till I’m done not even for a water break. Most times my producer has to make me step out to listen to the playback (laughs).
8. Message in music:
Honestly I don’t really try to convey a specific message I just try to keep things simple and fun I don’t like to think too much, (laughs)which sometimes I catch flack for being “too shallow”. I’m sure at some point I’ll decide to dwell on what some might say are more serious issues but for real for real I just like kickin it with my homies and doin my thang so maybe I like my comfort zone too much. But hey who don’t like sunshine and smoke all day?
9. What I fear most in this business:
Mostly I fear skanless individuals or people out to exploit me which is why I’ve always kept my circle small. I realize it’s always about business and everyone has their own personal interests but sometimes morality lines get crossed which is where the crux of most problems begin to escalate, so I do my best to avoid that. Other than that my only fear is running out of spit which I don’t see happening anytime soon.
10. Exited to be featured in RNH:
Of course! It’s always and honor and a privilege to be a part of anyone’s creative process or ideas, and anytime I can help promote an idea or brand I always do, I really appreciate the love!
11. How can ppl reach me on Twitter etc:
I love interacting with my fanbase long as it ain’t negative energy or anything disrespectful which I rarely have problems with. I love vibing with other artists and work with the ones I connect with. Follow me on Twitter @GWoofy, Instagram @igoofywoofy , or my Goofy Woofy artist page on Facebook.
Soundcloud link: soundcloud.com/goofy-woofy (although I don’t have much on there)
YouTube link for videos: youtube.com/user/cortneyjohnson1
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