Torrance “Mistah” Mackins is a talented independent Artist who is in the midst of a genre change and who has a new purpose to share with the world. In concurrence with this, he just released his brand new 11 track album titled, ‘Covered’. With all of this change and new momentum, we thought it was a good time to reach out and have a conversation with the talented artist.
We will certainly get to the genre change and our review of his music, but to get started, let’s take a look at how he got his start in music. We asked Mistah about when he got started creating.
“I started making music in high school when I was on the north side of Toledo, Ohio. That was all the way back in 2004!”
By our calculations, that’s roughly 17 years of making music, give or take a few months in either direction. That amount of time spent on a craft will certainly become a benefit as it allows you the practice hours to keep getting better. With that said, people grow and change over that length of time, so it shouldn’t be surprising that he now has a new focus for his music.
This genre change gives Mistah Mackins an opportunity to take a fresh look at the process of creating music. This change allows him to now spread the new message he wants to share with his current and future audiences. We asked him about all of this and here is what he told us.
“I was never really what you would consider a ‘gangsta rapper’, I really just spoke on what I been through, done, or had seen in my life. In 2015, I re-dedicated my life to Christ and I wanted my music to reflect the life I was now living.”