I’m an 18-year-old self-taught artist and producer, I’ve been making music for about 3 years, but have only recently started putting my songs on Spotify and Apple Music.
Growing up my mom would always listen to rap artists like Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Jay-Z, and Pharrell, and a lot of early 2000’s hip hop, but my dad would listen to a lot of rock music like Metallica, System Of A Down, and a lot of other bands. But in my house, whenever someone’s cleaning, eating, or doing anything, there’s always music playing.
Growing up in Vegas is pretty interesting. The city is small, with so many connections and diversity. I’ve always lived on the west side of town 10 miles away from the strip, and there’s still casinos and restaurants open 24/7.
The music scene isn’t very developed in Las Vegas for younger upcoming artists. As you get older, more opportunities come on the strip in some venues, but I’d love to see the scene grow into something massive.
So I’m primarily an artist, and when it comes to my music, I have a plan of how I want everything to sound when I write it out. Also, I want to solve the issue of copyright problems by cutting out another producer who I’d have to pay for the rights for their beat. That’s why I did build music studio for myself.
When I make beats the process I’m usually the best at is the drums. I always make sure my drums are slapping! I also use the best vst plugins for hip hop, so that’s not a problem.
My brand can be reached on 702collective.net, and we market ourselves with hoodies, our curated Spotify playlist, and many more ideas that are in the works.
My schedule is always busy, but the people around me and the support I have from my friends is what keeps me on track with everything. That’s probably the most significant factor because they keep me motivated to keep on pushing and working.
Some of my inspirations are Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams, and Kyle. Gambino is just such a talented person in every aspect, and his creativity spreads in multiple fields. Pharrell is the same way, with insane music and fashion. Kyle is an artist I’ve been listening to for a while now, and I’ve been blessed enough to see him live twice. His message and positivity is something nobody else has.
One of the biggest things that motivate me is my team around me. We all have the same drive, and we enjoy our time together perfecting our crafts. Every weekend we shoot together and bond, and have fun doing that. Plus we’ve all known each other for over 5 years.
On those low days, I’ll text one of my friends or someone to work with and just try to catch a vibe and create something new. If nobody can link up, then I just listen to some inspiring music and lyrical music.
You can make anything happen if you set your mind to it and work hard for it. Don’t let anyone stop you from your dream.
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