I am a hip-hop artist and producer
Right now I am promoting my debut album "OBLIVION" (listen at MadisonLST.com) and working on a bunch of new tracks for a production duo I'm starting with a friend.
Name four challenges young artists such as yourself have to face living in New York City?
1) Making money to fund your dream
2) Making your dream make money
3) Finding the place where artistic expression meets commercial success
4) Tuning out the world when people tell you how slim your odds of success are
If you can give your 20 year old self advice what would it be?
Find every way to bend your education in the direct on the things you love. START NOW.
When do you lie?
Sometimes I lie to myself about my fears or insecurities. I'll lie to myself and act as if I don't have them. In careers like music you have to always be and show yourself as better than you may feel you're prepared to be in the moment. You have to be the person/artist that you want to be (on every level) before you've even gotten there really. And there'll be a lot of times I have to tell myself what is true, rather than what my insecurities make me feel. You have to break through the fear in order to get there. I put it all into my music.
I think good music is...
about genuine content and ill delivery. If someone is putting out nonsense, it always comes through. You cant fake good music. When you hear something good, it doesn’t even matter which genre, it always cuts straight to the soul. You can’t fight it.
What is the best that you could do/accomplish in life?
To make art (not only music) that inspires millions, and be in a position to support and forward others who are genuine and have something real to show the world.
I can never forgive...
slavery. Hah ... but seriously...
If it wasn't for music then I'd be... an astronaut.
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