Tell us about yourself and your music
Music to me speaks to the soul. If we are all connected then I know everyone will respect and love what I am bringing to light. My passion is my Nonprofit organization Serenitys Grace inc. #JustPeopleHelpingPeople is our motto and I live by it. Coming from Chicago, living in Atlanta and growing up in Orlando, I’ve heard and see alot of different styles. My sound is made for the people. To help inspire positive futures and growth in all communities!
Talk to us more about your latest release
My last release was called Rolling.” Its about my life in Orlando and what I do for my community. I actually life I speak about in my music. Coming from gangs and drugs to true friends and free hugs. But I’m no angel, I only give respect to people who deserve it. My music is clear on that. My next EP talks about current events and mindsets. Set to release late November early December. It will be attached to a feature contest. Artist can compete for placements and $1000 grand prizes with video and photo shoots included. This will complete the album as a network and community project. Sponsored by Serenitys Grace inc., and Money Base LLC. All EP and album sales will go to Serenitys Grace inc. 501c3 to help women, children, elderly, and our Veterans.
What inspired you to write this release?
To me it’s all about the sound. I hear something and I want to take it for a spin. I enjoy making music with my friends and meeting new people to collaborate with.
Music is my passion, it’s fun, and I just enjoy the teamwork and final products. They are life changing, and will last forever!
Describe the writing and recording process
I use to not write at all as kid growing up. As I get older, I’m to busy to focus on a song long enough and get in the studio to record it. But coming up with lyrics is like texting a friend some jokes. It’s funny and fire!
Recording is just as easy. One or tow takes on my verse. I may run a few different types of background vocals. Then pick out what I like. I do like to record a song and listen to it for a week or two. I can usually hear something I want to fix or change. Sometimes, I have a change I want to make, but I wont..lol. I feel the raw energy cant be changed, and no one knows my mistake but me. Keeping the originals has been some of my best work.
Any plans to release a video?
Any plans to hit the road?
I had lots of plans before COVID-19. Let’s just say, “I survived 2020 and that’s most important!”
2021 is something to be patient about. Things are picking back up and I’m looking to network and see what I can be apart of.
I’m open to travel and get involved with a tour. I would like to see what comes up this new year.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
To me everyone is or should be unique. When you hear my music, you definitely know it’s not something you’ve herd before. I like to bring energy to a song that is passionate and raw. Excepting people and expressing your goals is my mission and it’s something people just feel inside.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Honestly, I’ve had to stop listening to other artist a long time ago. At first it was because I wanted to keep my own sound. Now it’s because I cant listen to the content I dont agree with.
It’s easier for me to listen to myself. And continue my mission. Of course I hear music when I’m out. But I dont know who everyone is. When I play something, its Jay Z, Kanye or Marley. The greats will always be great.
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influence has been my oldest sister Naikira(Niki). As children she would teach me dances and steps for the step team. She was always making up her own routines. And always was busy doing something different. I used that drive to find my own passions. In a family with 6 brothers and sisters Niki has always been the closest one to me. And she is always there to support me the same way I support her.
Tell us about your passions
I live to help people. I give, and support everyone I know with positive things in life. Everyone has a need. Even successful business owners need help to sustain and grow a business. At the end of the day, they are still people.
Networking and fixing problems is my profession. Finding ways to serve everyone around me with my time. While building connections and making new friends.
The best gift in life to give is sometimes a smile or a hug. You would be surprised how many people need one.
What else is happening next in your world?
Serenitys Grace has been my focus for the last few years. We have gained sponcers and partners with companies like Aaron’s, Boys&Girls Club, Four Seasons, Walmart, Orlando Magic, Jet Blue, and more. We are growing and looking for help to grow more.
I want to host and plan some events and possibly get on tour in 2021. I’m just going along for the ride of life. Yes, is always my answer to good opportunities that come my way!
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