Both South and North Carolina have become home to what could be some of the biggest acts in the past decade, with Ron$oCold and NGeeYL both securing label deals. Now, there is more than enough room for the next class, and Lil Turbo is determined to get out front. Releasing two standout projects Turbo Tax and Lil Turbo Vs. The World, he’s now moving to making a bigger statement with his forthcoming album Hoodstar. Before the album’s arrival we reached out to the Charleston native to talk about how he got his start, his career so far, and what he has planned for the future.
Who is Lil Turbo?
Your next favorite artist from SC.
How did you get your name?
By myself, but fbk (Fadedblackid) sort of stamped it for me lol. I was just coming up with names. But Turbo stuck the most and that shit was the most relevant. My flows fast paced and I’m always on the go so Turbo fits.
How did you get into music?
When I was young I used to listen to what my OGs listened to and I always seen them free styling before niggas had easy accessible beats like now. That shit made me curious and I just went that route.
How much has your style changed since then? Did you imagine you would grow as much as you have?
Not much, I can just say I grew into myself more. So shit I talk about now is relevant to what’s going on with me at the moment. And tbh yeah, I’m gonna be a star forever bruh.
Who are some of your biggest influences? In and outside of music.
Tbh I’ve been influence by a lot but I really get bits of influence from anyone I listen to. That’s natural. Outside of music? Idk really.
Has Charleston or your surroundings in general influenced your music in any way?
For sure, the culture and lifestyle definitely did. Growing up here and experiencing certain shit, and the go get it vibes, I end up using that in my songs.
If you could apply that same go get it attitude toward anything other than music what would you choose?
Have you done acting already? Or made any steps toward acting?
Not really I wanna start this year. And yea somewhat. I just know a couple people they’ve offered me a role in some small films.
Your new Hoodstar project is almost here. What will separate it from your previous projects?
Bro this is hella next level. I put a lot more time into it, and the sounds vary on every song. Like this shit just shows how versatile I am, and these songs are hella different.
You’ve had a really successful year so far. What can we expect from you for the remainder of the year?
Consistent and evolving music. I’m going to drop a lot less in order to focus on the quality of my music.
Anything else you want to tell our readers?