Calculating. Quiet. Passionate. These are just a few words to describe the vibrant personality of Terence Jones, also known by his stage name, Terence McCall. Hailing from Philly, McCall is a budding rapper with a passion for bringing light to lyricism and emotion to the generation of music. Since 2014, McCall has been growing in his craft of music, but it all started during his childhood in his basement when his father would always blast WuTang Clan, while teaching him and his brother the culture and beauty of music. After his latest release, “Higher in Times Square,” which is produced to the beat of Big Sean’s “Higher,” McCall plans to release his debut LP on December 23rd titled, “Happy Blue Year.” Stay tuned for more on Terence McCall!

Q: What is your current occupation?

A: Currently as of right now I am out of school really just trying to zone into my craft right now. Eventually I’ll be goinv back but I really wanted to give my music the time and care it deserves.

Q: What is your full name/stage name?

A: My full name is Terence Samuel Jones. But I go under the stage name of “Terence McCall”.

Q: When and where were you born?

A: I was born in Philadelphia PA 

Q: Where do you currently reside?

A: I still live in Philadelphia the Uptown area

Q: Has music always been a part of your life?

A: Music has always been a big part of my life. As a child my dad would be in the basement playing it all day. He idolized the “Wu Tang Clan” so he made sure me and my brother knew all about the culture and what music means.

Q: Are there any moments in your childhood that resonate with your career today as a musician?

A: I have to say one of the biggest moments that resonate with me today as an artist has to be the first time I performed my rap in front of my middle school class. It was the moment I knew music is what i’m put on this earth to do.

Q: What has been the most challenging part about your music career?

A: The most challenging part about being in music, I would have to say is gaining a fan base. Its really challenging to get strangers who don’t know you to give you time out of their day.

Q: When did your career with music begin?

A: My career in music began officially I think in 2014. That’s the year I began putting my music out and each year trying to grow up. Quality wise and lyrically.

Q: What is something different you wish to bring to this generation of music?

A: I want to bring passion and feeling back to this generation of music. I think its over saturated with “turn up” and not a lot of music that really makes you feel something anymore. Don’t get me wrong I love fun music but I think a light on Lyricism and emotion is necessary as well.

Q: Do you have any personal/career goals that relate to ending the disparity in the diversity of the music industry?

A: Me personally I would love to win a Grammy or two. Or even have a number one song that means something just to show people everyone doesn’t have to make the same shit to be successful.

Q: If you could describe your personality in three words, what would they be?

A: Calculating, Quiet and Passionate 

Q: What can you tell us about your latest singles “Higher in Times Square” and “Winter Break”

A: “Higher in Times Square” is a song I did to the “Big Sean” beat Higher. It was basically a self reflection on where I was at the time and basically letting some things off my chest. “Winter Break” on the other hand beat by “Westley Nines” was a song I wrote about love around the winter and how everyone needs that someone.

Q: What were the creative processes behind these songs?

A: My process in creating is always the same which is to sit at my desk preferably around the middle of the night when the city’s quite and just zone into the beat and the emotions I want to bring out of it.

Q: What are the messages behind these songs?

A: The message for “Winter Break” was really a cry out for understanding that I wrote for my best friend who at the time was going through a bad divorce. So I wanted to show him that he wasn’t alone in his pain and lots of people go through things like this. We all want that someone when it gets cold metaphorically and literally.

Q: Winter Break is coming up on almost a year since it’s release, how has your sound changed, if any, since that last release?

A: My sounds always changing I think, you have to always be true to yourself but always be evolving as well. That’s just how ever changing music is.

Q: Are you the curator behind Blueroom Records? If so, tell us a little bit about it!

A: Yes me and my best friend “ZayeMac” created “Blueroom Records”. It’s basically a play on “Blues Music” or “Jazz” that type of music always signifies emotion and feeling so we wanted to have that same approach with our music. Not to mention since I was born my room has been Blue and every song I have ever made I wrote in there lol.

Q: How long has Blueroom Records been active?

A: Blueroom Records has been active since the year of 2013.

Q: What is the mission behind Blueroom Records?

A: I would say the mission behind it would be to stay true not only to your art but to yourself as well. If you cheat one you cheat the other.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 2018, as well as Blueroom Records?

A: Honestly I see my myself in 2018 being one of the beat upcoming artist in my city. I think we’ve worked really hard every year to get better and next year I hope people see us.

Q: Do you plan on releasing any projects in 2018?

A: My debut tape is set to drop on 12/23 called “Happy Blue Year LP”. But in 2018 I’ll be working with “Don The God” and others on a couple of small projects.

Q: What are some of your best accomplishments for 2017?

A: I’d have to say some of my beat accomplishments this year would be finally puttin out my tape that took almost a year to clean up and get right. As well as building new relationships with other musical people like myself. 

Q: When you’re not working, what do you love to do?

A: When i’m not working I love to watch films or play basketball.

Q: How do you remain focused and accomplish all of your tasks at hand?

A: I remain focused by taking it one day at a time. I know Rome wasn’t built in a day so every day that I get I try to look forward to the next step so that I never trip on my way up.

Q: What is your definition of self-love and how do you express it?

A: My definition of self-love would be treating yourself like a king or queen that we are. I express mines through my art. You wont find a bigger fan of me than me always.

Q: Where do you see your personal/career life 5-10 years from now?

A: Five to Ten years from now I defiantly want to be one of the most influential artist out. I’d love to have a family of my own and make “Blueroom Records” a staple mark company in the music business.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish in 2018?

A: In 2018 i’m hope to continue building a fan base as well aa getting better in my music every time. I’m also looking to start performing again.

Q: Is there anything you would like the readers to know?

A: My debut mixtape called “The Happy Blue Year LP” will be out December 23rd on Soundcloud at “ISE WORLDWIDE RADIO” go check it out show it some love leave a comment letting me know “Freelancer” sent you.





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