What inspired you to begin a career in music?
I was born in a family of music lovers, so I grew up listening to all sorts of music e.g Old school Hip Hop and R&B.
What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
In 2014, I participated in a singing competition which was my first time ever performing in front of an audience. And a couple of days after the competition my picture made it onto the newspaper, which was amazing to see.
You were diagnosed with a rare medical condition from young age. How did it impact you growing up? How does it influence your music?
I was diagnosed with a rare condition from birth. My birth was premature so I stayed in hospital for 3 months. My mom played music for me every time she visited, and this went on through my early years when in hospital, at home, pretty much everywhere. So I couldn’t do without music. And naturally I just took a great interest into it. Music is what distracted us from thinking about what I was going through.
Congratulations on winning the #RagingBullChallenge. Why did you choose to get involved, tell us about the creative process?
The #RagingBullChallenge is showcasing new talent, so I chose to get involved as I recently started writing as well as creating my own music. Having looked at all the new talent out there, I got inspired to be part of the great movement.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Well obviously loving Hip Hop, I do like Chris Brown. I think he’s extremely talented aside all his issues. I emulate him with a lot of songs I sing.
What is the importance of the connections you make? How can you utilize them?
The importance is to help each other as well as helping our own career and recognising other people’s talent. Because you can’t always be by yourself while chasing your dreams, you need someone who’s aiming for what you are aswell, or somebody that constantly motivates you.
Everyone experiences good days and bad days, as a musician, when you have a bad day, what motivates you to keep moving and look ahead to the future?
Whenever I have a bad day, I immediately turn to lively music that anyone can get up and dance to, as this is what keeps my mind off of anything in that current situation. I always tend to think of the good outcomes whenever i’m in a bad place rather than be negative, because I know that this love I have for music can take me somewhere instead of being completely wasted.
Throughout your musical career, have you experienced any ‘wow’ moments? Those moments that you stop to reflect and can’t believe you are where you are?
I started to record my voice into instrumentals in 2015. And now to hear the difference in my voice compared to the new music I post online is a drastic change in my opinion as my voice has become better, and I have become more experienced with using various music software. This change only makes me look forward to how everything will go in the future e.g more improvements/learning how to produce beats.
In regards to your goals and milestones, what would be the first thing to happen that truly let you know you were headed in the right direction to reach your musical dreams?
I would say booked performances would let me know that something has finally started within my aim of having a musical career. I think this because of how you could see former attenders to your performance appear in another gig of yours which would lead to loyal supporters, and that would be amazing to me.
In your own opinion, what is the most meaningful song you wrote? What makes you say that one?
I currently have this unreleased song called “Wait On It” which is about having patience for anything to get better around you e.g the negative things that may happen in life. I’ve chosen this to be my most meaningful song because I’ve put a lot of thought into these lyrics, as well as double checking to making sure it all makes sense.
What does the foreseeable future hold for you as an artist?
As I continue to make music as well as posting it online, and mainly improving my knowledge and skill of music I’m hoping for an increase of recognition for others to see how different I am compared to the artists we have now, and what I can bring to the table.
What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?
The advice that I would give to someone to pursue this career is never stop working hard and practising because if you continue to do this, it will only get better for you and you may even surprise yourself from the results like I have surprised myself. And this becomes more and more exciting along the way.
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