Journey 2 Self Reflection
Tell me a little bit about yourself growing up: I came from a broken home, I moved around alot so I always met and was influenced by new people. I hung out with the wrong people really, I felt like I gave light to a dark place if that makes sense. I was more of the social kid in class tyring to be friends with everybody making everyone laugh. Being neutral to really any drama. But the crew sometimes got me in trouble... haha What got you started with Music- What created your passion for it? Music was an escape for me it was free counsiling for me lol. I started freestyling to commercial beats and stuff after school and at parties. People would be like man that was tight when you said this or that. I was like humm I don't really know what I was saying I think to fast. Finally I started to record them and I was like imagine if I wrote them down. I always did poetry so I just started to get it done. I used to track these garbage little mixes with friends they were horrible quality. We all start some place. Then I was like, I want to get more into this. So I invested in software to make my own beats, now it's game over. You have seen or you will see. Quote me..lol How are some examples that you Impact others lives through daily activities or through your music? Just by being myself I think I impact people just by the way I am. Through music well, I am real there are not many 'real' artist out there. I talk about real life, real things, things that can help, and things that have helped me. No one has to listen I am not asking anyone to listen or to except what I have to say. I am just being me that's All I can be.... But I know that there are a million other me's out there that think the same thing but are afriad to voice it. Whatever that is... People just need to know that's it's ok to be your self. Just because your not like the 'next man' or what's on TV/radio. You still have a opinion and your still your own person. Being me is Just being real, you can do it to. What are a few of your inspirations or things you look for when trying to accomplish your dreams? Reaching people with a message. Changing this name that has been given to Hip Hop as this evil, drama world where people are Murdered over words. People are murdered over words in all Genres. But people give HIP HOP a bad name off what they talk about. I want to change peoples opinion bring them back to the light or the foundation it was built off of. Everyday is a new inspiration to me, everyday is a new challenge, new struggle, new hope, new motivation. Gotta make something good out of the bad. My Desert Reign family is my influence to me also. I am amazed at stuff they say so I feel that they are my greatest competition and they are in my own crew. Nothing but love for them these guys definetly keep my on my toes, thanks. Who are so positive Role Models you have had in your life and look up to and admire? I can't say that there is one person that I would look at as a role model but Kanye West has been inspiring to me cause he was just like me struggling you know just making beats, rapping doing his thing. Now look at him..lol Crazy. I don't know If I am ready for that I think that's why the doors not open. My man Confession too he's so hungry he's got so much to say plus he makes beats too. Before I started working with him dude already had like 4 albums or something. That's dedication, and when it come to work he defines the phrase 'put in work'.. he is a madman.. I look to alot of my crew mates and artist's, they are so passionate about there skill that I feel like they were brought to me, for us to shine together and rise above all this (life, trials, ups and dows etc.) We do it together. What are some of you other interests and Hobbies outside of Music? Times...Outside of music....ha ha Music is my life, you don't know me..lol I like to watch movies, hang out with my family, my wife, and my sons. Normal stuff I guess like I said I am a normal person...lol Do you do any other activities outside of music as far as community Events etc? No, not really I would like to though That's in the future for me a way to pay it forward. What is that "feeling" like when you are up on stage? And how do you prepare for a show? I love the feeling of being on stage that feels like the only time people listen. No I am just kidding. I like that people listen, plus it's cool to see people singing your stuff. I can't describe the feeling. I don't really prepare for a show I just tell myself it's gonna be a good show and that we will all do a great job. I will say a prayer to bless and give thanks for the opportunity to speak to people. What is the biggest message you would say to your fans or the people who support your talent? Thanks, I am glad you like it, thanks for your support, feedback, thanks for being there for me when people turned there back on me. You all motivate me to keep doing this. Without fans we would rock shows for the bartender which we have done before so it's not a big deal... lol I am just glad I can make a difference in someones week and make people smile. Plus get them out to have a good time and hear some good music. 'I love you for letting me be me, I won't let you down' Shout outs?! Friends, family, GOD, life, fans, Haters, Mom, Grandparents, Caleb and Ayden, my dad, My wife, All my crew, everyday life, Shout out for one more day to speak my peace, All the people that motivate me to do this, Thanks. I am here for you. 'Coach will make a difference thanks to these factors'