Isaiah Toothtaker from Tucson, Arizona. Co-founder of Machina Muerte, ½ of Humansuit, founder of Staring Without Caring and father of the twin Toothtakers: Eloy (son) and Oraibi (daughter).
In the nightmares of my enemies and the dreams of their wives.
Everything whole-heartedly. I rap exceptionally, I tattoo remarkably, I drink excessively, I fight infamously and I fuck incredibly. Also, I make money.
As soon as I realized I was able.
I first performed at an open mic and it was ok, I guess. I had some rougher shows at the beginning of it all than at any other point in my career, but that’s nothing outside of the usual learning experience that comes from testing the waters.
The reason I make music, or continue to make music, is because I take satisfaction from bringing my ideas to sound or composition: Having the words and statements create a cohesive piece. Also, the interpretation and effect my music has with others is interesting, and I enjoy that, but that’s only secondary.
Inspiration or a relation to it. I hope my music resonates in a variety of ways that allows my listeners to revisit or apply it to their lives from a different understanding or vantage point.
Honestly, it would be very hard for me to make a list of other recordings or artists because I listen to a wide spectrum of things that help shape my approach to making music. But my life experiences have the obvious influence directly.
I sleep rather well.
The full-length Humansuit album and a special project that will be kept secret until its release, which will be soon.