1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I don’t think a lot of people know that I was homeless at some point in my life. That in my Freshman year of high school, I knew if I asked enough people for just an “extra quarter” for the vending machine, I could get out of school and actually use it to buy this $5 Philly Cheesesteak and have dinner that day. That I smelled because I couldn’t take a shower or wash my clothes for months. I just really didn’t take it upon myself to communicate it because it looked like people already made their minds up, and I was just focused on working hard, putting my best energy on and just surviving.
2. What are your biggest passions?
Honestly a lot of my passions meet at the center place of being of service. Whether that’s to my family, my community, and so forth. I believe we all intrinsically have a message to communicate, and things like poetry, music, speaking, dancing and so forth are all different mediums to say what we need to say and get our point through. So with that being said, I love to write whether that be a song, spoken-word, or a message on my IG story. I love choreographing. I love acting and I love producing/ jamming out on my piano. It’s not only a cathartic experience for myself that I’m passionate about, but they are all tools that I use to channel a message and be of service to the people I connect with.
3. What are your goals in the future?
One of the biggest goals in the future at the moment for me would be to retire my Mom. She’s such a hard worker and has taught me everything I know about grit.
That being said, bringing our vision a little closer, a goal of mine I plan on accomplishing this coming fall is to speak to at least one school a month, open to all but centered more around middle/high school for the whole school year, addressing issues with being a creative, chasing your dreams, and adversity that can come to your life at a very young age. Quite a few more but I know Instagram doesn’t have space haha. :)
4. What is your definition of success?
Doing the best you can with what you have, plain and simple. I don’t care if you’re a stay at home mom, a janitor, a creative, an athlete, as long as you know you did the best you could for that day, I firmly believe you are successful. A lot of people view failure as directions, but it’s actually just data that’s analyzable that can teach you how to do better. I mean just getting the guts to get out and do something and find out it didn’t work is a huge success because many people don’t even do that.
5. Tell us some things about the projects you’ve been working on.
Well, I’ve mentioned the school thing which I’m really excited about. I recently finished doing a movie which should be out soon, and I’m on this TV pilot that addresses issues between millennials and old-heads in a comical way that just had its first private screening. I’ve been working on my own mixtape/EP, figuring out the soundcapes. I want as well the vibe to glue it all together, and I’ve been trusted with my hands in some other artist’s projects recently with producing and writing.