Tell us about your background, what have you gotten to where you are today?
I’m a Hip Hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia who plays a variety of instruments including Trumpet, piano, guitar, drums, and drum machine. I’m a producer and love creating original music! I love lo-fi and only want to put my listeners at ease and give them an energy never felt before. I’m shooting for legendary status.
Where are you from?
When did you start music?
Started music at age 9. Am currently 25 years of age.
How did you get into music?
Both my father and grandfather are musicians and play guitar. My first instrument was a guitar and from there I picked up trumpet, piano, drums, and music software such as Reason, garage band, and pro tools.
What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?
7 month overseas deployment in the desert while serving in the United States Air Force as a firefighter.
Are you currently signed or independent?
Who inspires you the most musically?
In no particular order Kanye West, Mac Miller, Tyler the Creator, Kid Cudi, Sade, King Krule, Bob Marley, and of course myself.
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
I want people to feel a new energy they have never felt before. I want people to understand that true Hip Hop is not dead and there are true lyricists out there that really are about the essential craft both lyrical and sonically. I want people to feel nothing but thunder when they hear me.
Any new music coming out soon?
I am dropping an incredible energetic album titled GO MAD on March 5th, 2021. It is available for Pre-save now on Apple Music as well as Spotify!
What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
Besides putting out original high quality music I have developed an app called CoCalm which also showcases other various talents ranging from artist, models, photographers, and more. The app is for free and available on both Apple and Android. It is called CoCalm Entertainment.
Do you produce your own music? If not, who do you work with?
Yes I produce my own music and work with a producer named Real Beats Seym.
Who is one artist you wish you could work with?
Tyler the Creator.
Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is it coming out? What is it about?
A 7 track album titled GO MAD is coming out March 5th, 2021. This album is nothing but madness and an energy that had never been felt before. Representing Atlanta to the fullest I’m bound to be a legend.
What does a day inside your shoes look like?
Constantly grinding finding the next move to shoot me towards success.
Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
I also own a business and app called CoCalm Entertainment in which I promote various talents ranging from musicians, models, artists, photographers, and more! The app is available on both Android and Apple and a great platform for showcasing your art.
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