WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR MUSICALITY FROM?
When I was young, my parents put me in piano lessons and like all young kids who don’t appreciate their parents are trying to culture them with arts I absolutely dreaded those lessons. Later on as I learned to appreciate music: the melodies, technicality and skill I found myself at live concert venues often. While going out to see live bands I naturally gravitated toward a love for the drums to which my parents quickly bought me my first drum kit. I was fortunate to realize shortly after that, that music was what I wanted to put all my creativity and passion into.
YOU'VE HAD AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROAD TO SUCCESS...
Every musician, producer, artist, writer, actor has their own story of struggle and challenges on their road to success. I’ve never met a creative that was a true overnight success, the entertainment industry is rough and it takes a lot of determination, hard work and thick skin. I started making music at sixteen and I’m now a few days away from twenty-eight. When I was young it was I was going to clubs, partying and all that. Then at twenty-one something changed like a flipped switch and my mentality shifted to, “I have to put all my time into this” and I really started taking it seriously, putting everything I had into my craft. I really believe in the ten-thousand hour rule, “ten-thousand hours I’m so damn close I can taste it, on some Malcom Gladwell, David Bowie meets Kanye shit, this is dedication, a life lived for art is never a life wasted.” You know I really just focused, moved to LA, found great management and started to see my success grow.