CAROLINA’S OWN HIP HOP ARTIST “GUTTA”

I ACTUALLY HAD A CHANCE TO SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH CAROLINA ARTIST  “GUTTA” AND DO AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HIM FOR CAROLINAGIRL.ORG. HERE U WILL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIM AND WHERE THE NAME “GET GUTTA” COMES FROM…

CAROLINAGIRL: FIRST GUTTA I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SIT DOWN AND SPEAK WITH YOU AND GIVE THE WORLD A BETTER LOOK AS TO WHO “GUTTA” IS.

HOW U GET THE NAME “GUTTA”? 

GUTTA: I previously went by the name Shaw aka “Shawrue”. In 2002 there was an attempted armed robbery and carjacking on me. Though they didn’t get anything, I felt violated that someone would try to rob me in my own neighborhood, which I grew up in. I really felt like it was someone I knew. I ended up making a song about it called “Ni%$z Move In Silence”. When the beat dropped I just started chanting 2 Gutta, 2 real. That’s where it originated from. Gutta was my negative side. Almost like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. In 2009, I really started realizing the impact Hip Hop was having on the youth and the negative direction it was going and came to the realization that I was helping to destroy my community. At that point, I had really branded the “Gutta” name so I really didn’t want to change it. I asked my mom if she could think of an acronym that could explain “Gutta” in a positive light and the first thing out her mouth was “Greater Understanding Through The Almighty”. I thought it was perfect. I had changed my life and my music. I was no longer promoting negative things but promoting positive things. So I changed my name to “Get Gutta”.

 

CAROLINAGIRLHow often are you in the studio?

GUTTA: I just finished an album so at the moment I’m spending a little less time. Usually I spend 12 to 15 hours in the studio in a two week period. I do a lot of pre-production in my home studio then I travel 100 miles to the main studio to complete my projects.

 

CAROLINAGIRL: Who are some of your influences? 

GUTTA: Scarface, 2 Pac, OutKast, Goodie Mob, and of course all the pioneers who pave the way such as Rakim, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Public Enemy and more.

 

CAROLINAGIRL: If you could collaborate with any major artist who would it be? 

GUTTA: Scarface. He was the first artist that I heard that kept it gangsta and God at the same time.

 

CAROLINAGIRL: What projects do you have coming out if any? 

GUTTA: My new album “#imjustsayin” is coming soon. No release date has been set yet. Possibly the album will release Fall 2012.

 

CAROLINAGIRLHow can we stay up to date with your music, shows, etc?

GUTTA: www.getgutta.com | www.facebook.com/getgutta | www.twitter.com/getgutta | www.reverbnation.com/getgutta | www.youtube.com/swaggutta

 

CAROLINAGIRL:If the world could only remember  you with one quote what would it be?

GUTTA: “Get Gutta…to understand me and what I do, first you have to understand HIM.”

 

CAROLINAGIRLAny shout out’s you would like to give?

GUTTA: God Almighty, my biggest fan, supporter, encourager, my rock, Mrs. Shawn T. My producers D2E, Chosen Fingers, and Russell Rockwell. My videographer Vizual Mekaniks. My closest family and friends. The homie Lo-Key for being real when it comes to the love of Hip Hop. All my fans who rocking the Gutta Tees and following my movement.

 

 

 

HERE IS JUST A LITTLE MORE ABOUT “GUTTA” CHECK OUT MORE ON HIS WEBSITE WWW.GETGUTTA.COM

Gutta, formerly known as ShawRue (Shaw Rules Existence) was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina where he spent much of his life in a low-income housing development. Performing on stage and writing poetry since the age of 10, he was influenced by some of Hip Hop’s pioneers like KRS-One, Run DMC, LL Cool J, 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. He recorded his first solo album entitled “A Poor Man’s Diary” at age 16. In 2000, he and a friend of the family created an independent record label called Powermove Recordings in Greenville, South Carolina. He led the featured group under the Powermove label called ATG (Against The Grain) who was featured in the Southern Slang Tour along side Bubba Sparxx, Three 6 Mafia, Pastor Troy and more. He is the co-founder of WNL (Wednesday Nite Live), a Hip Hop showcase held each month, that featured artists from the Upstate of South Carolina and surrounding states in 2005.
 
Gutta uses his passion for music by giving back to the community. Among his community service attributes, he started the “Toy Soldiers” toy drive in 2005, where toys were purchased and donated to give to under privileged kids in low-income communities. He helped to build a low-watt, community radio station in Greenville, South Carolina and participated in the Hip Hop Academy founded by long time friend and producer P Danero, to help educate youth about Hip Hop.
Gutta is completing work on his upcoming album “Finally.” He wants to bring back the truth in Hip Hop, especially mainstream. His lyrics encourage youth to find constructive ways and real solutions to become wealthy, rather than engaging in a life of crime, drugs and violence. His music talks about real problems and intimately invites his audience to know that he has been where some of them are, and has seen and done some things that did not get him anywhere.
 
“Never be ashamed to pray,or talk about God. Trust Him in all you do and face, whether in the hood or wherever.”  – Gutta

 

 

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