A disruptor is someone who can turn disaster into something advantageous; someone who sees the proverbial chessboard a bit differently and finds openings where others will say there aren’t any. 8roke is a Disruptor in the truest sense. He’s making his way into the music industry through nontraditional means and found a way to see exponential growth during a pandemic that found many others expecting a handout. This is the fabric of the American dream. I will always respect that level of hustle and resolve which is a big reason I’m supporting his endeavors as a music producer. The Miami by way of New York transplant has a penchant for grinding intelligently and surviving through adversity. He had a rough childhood and has said that he’s very much in this to make his family’s life better, namely that of his mother. I wish more artists had this as their driving source of motivation as opposed to clout and material gain.
A legitimately successful entrepreneur from humble beginnings and owner of Custom Autoworks Automotive Center, 8roke saw his business thrive during the pandemic which he parleyed into jumpstarting his music career. The two businesses are kindred spirits in that all of that time spent learning the car and bike game made for a lot of listening to music while he worked. I feel like once one listens and becomes passionate enough about the music itself, that pursuing the craft becomes much more natural. Couple that with a knack for entrepreneurship, and it makes for a recipe that’s quite conducive to success. Now more than ever, it’s vital for independent artists to be resourceful and to have their own knack for business. Labels are no longer the end-all-be-all and you can very much avoid the machine if you deploy enough savvy and are willing to do the work that most others are not.