Reckless Gee: Interview With Small World LA

Reckless Gee: Interview With Small World LA

1.) What inspired you to pursue a career in music, and when did you first realize you wanted to be a musician?

What inspired me to pursue music was when I was 14 years old in middle school, language arts was my favorite subject, and the topic I remember going over was about poems. 

I remember going over poems in class and our teacher showing us examples of how musicians like to rhyme and combine words to make it sound cool. 

One of those examples that was shown was Tupac; of course I grew up listening to.

After really analyzing his work, he made his songs from poems into stories. 

Going home that same day I wanted to write poems like Tupac, write songs, and thats when I knew I wanted to be a musician. 

2.) What are some of the biggest challenges you've faced as an emerging artist, and how have you overcome them?

One of the biggest challenges Iv’e had to face as an artist is getting my music heard by an an audience. 

Thats always been one of my biggest challenges; can come up with the great hit song, the dopest music video, investing time and what not.

For me, only way I had to overcame this was marketing myself as much as I could and having to work more and more on my work till it was heard. Till I knew I got the results I wanted thats when I know I am doing something right.

3.) Who are some of your biggest musical influences, and how have they shaped your sound and style?

One of my biggest is Tupac. Having to grow up I was used to hearing a lot of Tupac by my brothers. 

I think I fell in love with Tupac’s music because of the way he surrounded himself with people who looked up to him. 

He called his partners, friends, all brothers and me growing in a household with brothers felt like a brotherhood bond. Having 3 brothers they all told me something different and of course similarities of Tupac. Hearing so many things about himself as a person and as an artist I wanted to pursue the same steps as he did.

I can really see a big comparison from his music genre of hiphop and todays music’s hiphop timeline. 

Tupac had many styles and flows to begin with; the way he knew how to perform and execute his tracks were amazing. 

I could say that having to pick up his old style and mixing it with todays styles would be a good combination of both old and new hip hop.

4.) How do you approach the songwriting process, and where do you draw inspiration from for your lyrics and melodies?

If I see something going on in real life, like me going to have drinks and later that night turns to a party and the things that happened that night I’ll write down events and things that happened.

In doing that; that turning my life into my lyrics. I won’t always say all occurring things that have happened but thats where I start to being my writing process. 

I go based of true life events rather than making up things. There are certain things I might say that I won’t have present but I will manifest into getting them. 

Lyrics and my melodies all depend they way I’m feeling about writing the track. From my inspirations my songs could come out from being in love, to hustling, to wanting to show people who I am; my story - Who is RECKLESS GEE!.

5.) What can listeners expect from your upcoming album or project, and how does it differ from your previous work?

What listeners will expect will be a piece of mastered art. My projects will definitely take time.

Time to make every track on that project come out the way I want it to be. 

My music is different than everyone else’s because I’m just me 100%. My music if you listen carefully will deliver a message, tell a story, give advice, or relate to some things that might have happened in someone’s life.

The music I work to put out has its own style, flow, and melody. Just like each track is different the beat will be different.

I want to put out in my songs things I have seen, feel, and most of all I want to be able to feel my listeners.

6.) How has your background or life experiences influenced your music and artistic vision?

Being that I was born and raised in LA, it feels damn good to be an Angeleno. 

Growing up there’s a lot of music history that has happened in Los Angeles. I also love that I come from a hard working Mexican family that came to LA and have seen so many changes over the years which has inspired me to putting those experiences into my music.

I also have the privilege of getting to know both languages; I also want to work soon on a Spanish record. 

I have the advantage of putting out records in English and Spanish; looking forward to getting to work on a Spanish project because that is my vision for the near future.

7.) Can you talk about a particularly memorable or inspiring performance you've had, and what made it special?

I have never been up on stage or performed ever any of my songs out in public. If I did get the chance too, I know that crowd would be hyped, energetic and definitely going crazy out there.

8.) What do you hope listeners take away from your music, and what message do you want to convey through your art?

When my listeners hear my music, I just hope I was able to relate to them and I hope they felt the message in every song and what would convey with its message. 

9.) How has the music industry changed since you first started, and how have you adapted to those changes as an artist?

The first time I ever put out and worked on a track was in 2014. I remember the music was dope back than. 

I wanted to be a hustler, I wanted to be a baller, I wanted to be the one to make club anthems or even anthems sports can play. 

I feel now looking ahead into 2023 we have a lot of mimicked music and I try to do the complete opposite; my own flow, style, vibe.

Me as an artist, I will never change my ways of working or having to adapt in these new music environments; expectations or category. I have my own work ethic and style.

10.) What advice would you give to other emerging artists who are just starting out in the industry?

Just be yourself and don’t look up to no one else but most importantly keep working and working and do not give up. 

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