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.@MeechTheGoat talks new project, ‘Before Chronicle,’ and what to expect from forthcoming album

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TXYLOR is back with a new project, Before Chronicle. The rapper’s heavy-handed flow is always a joy to check out, so sitting down with him for an updated conversation about his new LP was an opportunity that we had to grab.

Check out our full conversation below.


What’s the idea behind Before Chronicle? That’s one wild cover.

Before Chronicle is kind of like a prologue. It’s just a short teaser before I release my debut album, which will be titled Chronicle. Chronicle is going to be my complete story. It’s going to be me revealing everything. I feel like the best albums contain untold stories, the experiences that made you who you are today, and how you made it all the way through your journey. 

What was the recording process like for this one?

The recording process with this project was actually pretty light. I do all my verses in one take, just like the G.O.A.T. Although, one thing I often have trouble with is adlibs. For some reason, I’m just not as good as everyone else when it comes to those, but I don’t adlib rap as much as I used to. I’m definitely more in my hip-hop bag right now. No offense to the mumble rappers.

“While I’m Here” seems like a song that contemplates mortality. Could you tell me a little bit about it?

You’re absolutely right. I thought Before Chronicle was almost finished before I made “While I’m Here,” but once I sat back and actually replayed the songs I had done, I thought to myself “this ain’t it.” So I scrapped it all and just kept playing While I’m Here. I had that feeling that you get when you’re listening to your favorite artist, or when your discover a new sound that you would have never guessed was for you.

I wanted my whole tape to give me that feeling so I decided to start over with clean hands. Anyways, “While I’m Here” is basically me reflecting on tense relationships I have with my loved ones, including my mother, family members & brothers. Not a very complex meaning behind the song, it’s just love me while I’m here no matter what we are going through right now. Beef or not. 

What’s your definition of success? How do you plan to quantify it?

“Success is defined by one’s self, not someone else.“ Honestly, to me success would be making enough to feed my family for generations. I grew up broke and hungry, all this shit I rap about is real. The goal is to make sure our kids don’t have to grow up the same way we did. I want to be able to buy my son a Benz for his 16th, and put all my people on some money. That’s success. 

You write, perform, mix, and master all of your music. By keeping everything in-house, how does that help or hinder your creative process?

Honestly man, I only learned how to engineer because I didn’t have a car or any money at the time, plus I work a lot better alone. Me and Rico used to record on FL Studio with a sock over the mic, now look at us.

I know that you don’t believe in a cure for a cold heart, but if there was one, what would you say that it is?

If there were a cure for a cold heart, it would have to be love. I feel like love is the only thing that could possibly cure all, but you have to be open to love. It can’t just be one way. Damn I sound like a simp. (laughs)

What’s your favorite song on the project? Why?

“Cousins” is currently my favorite track. I sat on that beat for a few weeks and I knew it was special. I was laying in bed trying to figure out which direction I was gonna go with it and then “Cousins” by J. Cole & Bas started playing in my head and I jumped up and ran to the studio. The shit just came naturally but I was so geeked to tell this story. I wrote it in like 45 minutes and recorded the whole song in 1 take, first take.

What message do you want to give fans with Before Chronicle? 

The message behind this project is just me, if you wanna get to know me, press play. I put everything I had into this. I let my pen and my soul bleed. My album on the way though, I won’t make the people wait too long. 

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