S.Touze Interview with Muzique Magazine
How did you come by your stage name?
I came by my stage/brand name by joking around years ago with my friends calling myself S.Touze, but I really copied my brother who’s also an artist- and he goes by M.Touze. My brother is a graphic designer and a beatmaker (he does almost all my cover art and digital work). Overall, I wanted to keep my last name within my brand name to keep the legacy alive.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I realized my love for my craft in music at a young age of maybe 5 or 6 years old. My father religiously played many different genres and artists in our home, and I gained a deep love for music. I really knew my love for music was real when I was able to hum Charlie Brown and Snoopy songs- note for note, even if I haven’t physically heard those classic Vince Guaraldi compositions in years.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I accredit my sense of style to my father for introducing me to a world of miscellaneous music at a young age, but I have to give my sense of style to Michael Jackson, Camron, and Kanye West
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
In my current project, I came up with the majority of the concept from my love for salsa music and the classic Big Pun ft Joe- “Still not a Player” record. Some of the concepts came from most of us combining our ideas as a collective to complete the song.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
My greatest challenge would be that I’m trying to do too many things at one time- from producing and creating a song to handling the business and marketing behind the songs. But I guess that’s what my greatest attribute is overall- simply working hard and making sure I understand everything on all spectrums pertaining to my artistry. This is what separates work ethic from others
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
In my opinion, I’m not like any other artist that I personally know. If I ever met an artist who I thought was on a different level than myself- I would make sure it a necessity that I’m around those on such level. Overall, I believe I’m one of the best at what I do
What are your plans for the near future?
My plans in the near future are to continue to grow and reach high levels in this industry, I want to be able to inspire those from my country of Haiti and my community and to win a Grammy. I want to leave a legacy behind when it’s all said and done.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?
I want to give a special shout-out to Duke- My backbone, my number one supporter, and the person who brings me up when I have doubts. Big shout-outs to my brother M.Touze, my sister Karena, my cousin Kisch a.k.a LTL’s Finest, and most importantly I wanted to shout everyone out who has been supporting me since I’ve been playing basketball to being an artist. Everyone who messages me on social media and shows me, love, in person- I appreciate yall.
How can fans find you?
My supporters can find me on:
Music | https://song.link/tomylatina
Twitter | https://twitter.com/stouzeofficial
Youtube | https://youtube.com/c/stouze
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/officialstouze/
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What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
What I would suggest to other artist like myself is to stay true to yourself and don’t forget about the people who genuinely support you. Make sure to always show love to those who show it to you and don’t feel discouraged when the ones who grew up with you or who are closest to you don’t support you. It’s odd but people you know will support a stranger before they support you, so don’t sweat it. Stay focused.