- Words Notion Staff
- Photography Lauren Davis
Tama Gucci spills on his musical firsts, from Covid turning his life upside down to dreams of ballet dancing and more.
NYC-based and Miami-raised, Tama Gucci is the musician and electronic composer to have on your radar now.
Recently, the artist-on-the-rise shared his ‘Almost Blue’ EP, a record that uniquely reimagines the intersection of pop and R&B, set against drum and bass beats. It features the popular single “Challenge”, an anthem about the empowering nature of the dancefloor, but it also touches on Gucci’s personal life, pop culture and reality TV tropes.
A a regular collaborator with Anonymous Club, Tama Gucci (real name Kymani Floyd) took inspiration from everything from reggae to dancehall and electronic music when creating the EP. The process also allowed him to connect with his Jamaican roots by exploring the origins of the aforementioned genres.
Notion chatted with Tama Gucci about his musical firsts – from the first song he ever wrote to the first time he saw a celeb in real life and more. Dive in!
First song you ever made?
First song you released officially?
First time you realised you wanted to be an artist?
First gig and first festival you went to?
First time you faced an obstacle in your career?
First instrument you owned?
First time you felt like giving up?
First time you felt starstruck?
First time you ticked off a bucket list goal?