- What inspired you to pursue a career in music, and when did you first realize you wanted to be a musician?
Music was always playing in the house when I was a kid. If it wasn’t my pops playing Black Sabbath, it was my mom playing Parliament. I think right around 5th grade was when I realized I wanted to be a musician.
- What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as an emerging artist, and how have you overcome them?
Pursuing a music career doesn't come without its challenges. Not having enough money to book studio sessions, feeling overlooked, and sacrificing time with family would be the top three challenges I’ve faced, I think. At the end of the day, all you can really do is keep going. It’ll all pay off eventually.
- Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your sound and style?
I definitely have a lot of musical influences. I’d say Nas, The Jacka, Kendrick, Mac Miller, Curren$y, and Big KRIT, to name a few.
- How do you approach the songwriting process, and where do you draw inspiration from for your lyrics and melodies?
I get inspiration from living life and going to new places. If my daily routine is stagnant, I most likely won’t be writing anything new. I usually prefer to write early in the morning right when I wake up with a clear mind.
- What can listeners expect from your upcoming album or project, and how does it differ from your previous work?
This year, I’m choosing to focus mainly on singles, but I might drop an EP in the summer. You can expect a good variety of beats, definitely lyrical.
- How has your background or life experiences influenced your music and artistic vision?
Man, my background has a big part to play in the reason why I make music. Seeing addiction in my family at a young age, I think, made me turn to music for therapy. I try to talk about things I’ve seen and how it’s affected me because I know there are people out there who can relate.
- Can you talk about a particularly memorable or inspiring performance you've had, and what made it special?
I’ve only done a handful of shows, but one of the first shows I ever did back in 2018 in Carson, just seeing the crowd's reaction showed me I really have something good with this music.
- What do you hope listeners take away from your music, and what message do you want to convey through your art?
I hope anybody who comes across my music and might be going through difficult times can find the motivation to keep going. I would say the main message I want to be remembered by with my music would be to always try to be a better version of yourself than you were yesterday.
- How has the music industry changed since you first started, and how have you adapted to those changes as an artist?
The music industry has changed a lot over the years since I started. I think things have gotten way too oversaturated. People’s attention spans have gotten shorter too. Really, you just have to keep creating consistently if you want to get your foot in the door.
- What advice would you give to other emerging artists who are just starting out in the industry?
The best advice I can give to any new artists would be to just make as much music as possible. Don’t be afraid to make "bad music." It’s an inevitable part of the process, but with time, you’ll find your sound.