ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Rapper Bugz Gutta Talks Bridging the Gap between Hip Hop & the LGBT Community + Drops New Song ‘Late Nite’
Every once in a while someone who isn’t signed to a major label and that should be catches my ear and two years ago, Bugz Gutta was one of them. With a hard hitting beat and an eye-catching sense of fashion that mixed masculine attire with feminine swag, he’s not only become one to watch out for but also a supporter and a friend.
Bugz Gutta is finally ready to make his way into the spotlight and his new single will put him there. Titled Late Nite, the hard hitting song features singer Boy Radio, whose voice not only effortlessly contrasts Bugz demanding and ear-catching tone, but also helps carry the song to the right level while at the same time managing to stand out on its own:
I also spoke with sir Gutta to get to know him better, and along with wanting to inspire a future generation, he also plans to do it while staying true to who he is:
When did you start rapping and what made you fall in love with Hip Hop?
I wrote my first rap when i was like 13 or 14. I’ve always been a writer but when I heard The Lox on the DJ Clue mixtape for the first time, that’s when I was like ‘Damn, this is what I wanna do.’
How did you get your rap name?
I got my name while I was upstate. I had to serve Juvy life and I had a lisp, so the other inmates called me Bugz because of it. When one heard me rap the next day, he started calling me Bugz Gutta and it stuck.
Your Instagram name is very attention grabbing, how did you come up with it?
Pynk_gorrila is just a play on words for me … pynk represents the feminine, gay and softer side of me. A lot of the time, when you think of the color pink, people associate it with girls and being soft. Gorilla on the other hand, represents the beast in me and together they create the perfect blend of myself and the leader of the Pynk Gorrila’s.
Your new single is called Late Nite, I got an early listen to it and while its a sexy song, it’s not really about sex, did you originally plan it that way?
I actually went into writing this not knowing where I was going to go, I just loved the beat and once iI got the hook i just took off.
How would you describe your music to new listeners?
I make more for anyone and everyone to listen to. I refuse to keep myself in a box so you may get some sexy shit, some cool shit or some hard shit. But whatever it is, the bars and the lyrics are going to be on point.
What is one thing you want people to know about you as an artist?
That I’m not like any one before me! I grind hard and I’m passionate about my music. My goal is to bridge the gap between hip hop and the lgbt community. I want to show the hip hop game that we can do this also and go just as hard as they do if not harder at it. I want to inspire young kids in the LGBT community that are growing up today to feel like they have a place here.
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