Artist Interview – Tugun Cannon

Tugun Cannon is an upcoming hip-hop MC who is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. When we first heard Tugun’s music and heard his story we were really keen to interview him for Essential Pop so we could share everything with you. Despite his increasingly hectic schedule we were delighted when he agreed. Read on to discover who he would like to collaborate with given a chance, what he’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months and what he does to relax when not working.


Tugun Cannon


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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

I’m a thug’s conscious, a Hustla’s hope.


Q: Who inspires you musically?

Musically I’m inspired by all aspects of life. But I love the greats such as Bob Marley, Lauren Hill, 2Pac, Nas, Isley Brothers.


Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

I would love to do a song with Adele and Kendrick Lamar.


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Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?

American Way lol!!


Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

I like to vibe with the instrumental and play around with melodies til I find somethin I like!! Then I just get behind the mic and let it flow like water.


Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

Both. The perfect combo will give u a Great Record.


Q: Where are you based?

My hometown is Cleveland, Oh but I’m everywhere.


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Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

It’s a struggle. But there is no progress without struggle.


Q: What are you currently working on?

I’m always workin on my craft. U can never stop perfecting ur skills!!


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Q: What are you hoping to achieve over the next 12 months?

Worldwide recognition.


Q: What do you do to relax?

Wake and Bake lol.


Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

My new album AMERICAN WAY is on ITunes right now!! GO GET IT.


Editor’s Note: Tugun Cannon is a creative, dynamic hip-hop artist with a social conscience. He effectively mouls driving beats with empathy.


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