- Words Cleo Webster
Brutally honest and extremely unapologetic, rapper Teddy exposes his larger than life personality...
Born and bred New Yorker Teddy keeps his castle reigning on the hip hop and rock scene with his grungy otherworldly sounds. Heralded for his mastery to mix genres effortlessly in an attempt to to convey his raw emotions, Teddy’s musical aptitude of blending rock and rap will remain with us until the end of time. Set to make his mark on the scene, Teddy’s musical career boomed by collaborating with other mega artists with melancholic melodies such as Rich The Kid, Lil Peep and ILoveMakonnen.
Releasing his first EP Castle with No Light back in 2018, Teddy kept the smoke lingering high with his singles “Broken Hearts” and “Taste Me”, making us yearn for more. Wilding out on his first tour Fat Nick’s Generation Numb Tour, Teddy’s otherworldly presence is illuminated heavily on stage with the inclusion of his melodic, eerie and thunderous sounds. As a full crossover artist, Teddy has gained inspiration from his uncle’s Swedish Rock Band Bombshell Rocks and other prominent ’90s rock influences to contribute to his emo revival of hip hop and rock music. As he rides the wave of his new-found musical success, we grabbed a hot minute with Teddy to talk all subjects from death to worst nightmares.
Do you remember your dreams? Tell us about a recent dream you’ve had….
Sometimes I remember my dreams. The most recent dream I had I was flying on a magic pig over the ocean and landed at LAX. It was super weird but was also pretty dope.
What is the closest you’ve ever come to death?
The closest I’ve ever come to death was probably falling off a motorcycle or something like that. I’ve found myself in a bunch of other really stupid situations throughout life!
Tell us, what is your first memory of music?
My first memory of music was Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father”. My dad and I used to sing that song when I was a jit.
What’s your star sign? (and are you a typical *whatever your sign is*?)
Aquarius, but I’m not exactly sure what that means!
When was the first time you had your heart broken?
The first time I had my heart broken was when PlayStation stopped making Kelly Slater’s ProSurf for the PS2. So basically, Sony broke my heart. It was super shitty.
Who was your first celebrity crush?
"broken heart$" by Teddy
Tell us one thing nobody / not many people know about you.
One thing not many people know about me is I’m never not thinking.
What would your biography be called?
TEDDY THE GREAT
What was the first song you ever wrote?
The first song I ever wrote was called ‘City Lights,’ but I never released it.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice I’ve ever been given is: always remember your self worth.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Not being like everyone else I went to High School with is my biggest achievement.
Which fictional character do you most relate to?
The fictional character I relate to the most is Otto from Rocket Power, because he is dope.
"Crying Love" by Teddy
How was High School?
High School was just whatever to me.
Who is the most famous person in your DMs?
Describe your own personal idea of hell…
My own personal idea of hell has palm trees and weed and a waffle stand that only sells bananas.
What’s a lie you’ve told and what was the fall out?
One time I told everyone that my name was Teddy, and everyone believed it!
Which super power would you most like to have, and why?
The super power I would like to have the most would be to fly, so I don’t have to go through security.
What is one album that totally changed your life?
Come Over When You’re Sober by Lil Peep is one album that definitely changed my life.
When was the last time you cried and why?
I cried last night because Charlie bit my finger.
Where/what will you be doing at the end of the world?
I don’t know where I will be when the world ends, but I’ll be smiling.