How old are and where are you from?
I feel like I’m old as shit, but I’m 27. Born in Northridge, CA and raised in Pacoima, CA.
Have your surroundings shaped you in a creative sense, and in what way?
I’ve always tried to surround myself with people who want more. Growing up in Pacoima shaped me to become my own person and have my own passion for things. My first friends were cholos and I was surrounded by gang violence. They never let me do what they did, and kept me on check. Which is wild to think about now. Coming from the hood and being supported on my crafts is something that rarely happens. So whenever I think about creating music, shooting photos, or writing poems and shit like that, my child hood kinda stays in my head and I realize how I owe it to them for not letting me go out with them and do some unspeakable shit.
What was your favorite cartoon show growing up?
Oh man, that’s tough. I’m gonna have to say Rugrats. Those babies were always up to something.
When did you get into making music?
Honestly, I’ve always wanted to make music. But I never learned how to play any instruments. But I released my first song titled ‘Ennui’ on SoundCloud back like in October 2017. With a shitty usb mic and my laptop. Wasn’t doing too well mentally at that time and it was the only thing that made me feel good in a long time. I’ve been hooked to that feeling since.
How have things changed since you first started up to now?
So get this, when I first started I didn’t like to share any of my music except with a few close people. No one else really knew I made music but it all changed recently. I’ve been getting nothing but love and support from friends and family, even new listeners and people I’ve met this past year through music is beautiful, I’ll never stop. It’s such a warm feeling in my heart.
What’s your favorite song at the moment?
Dude, I’ve been listening to Baby Keem lately. If you haven’t listened to Orange Soda you need to slap that on your speakers ASAP!
What keeps you going? How you doing mentally?
My mama definitely keeps me going, whatever I’m up to I always make sure she’s good. I’m doing a lot better mentally than I was a few years ago. I’d say I’ve come a long way from battling all the shitty times I’ve dealt with in the past. Not a place I ever want to revisit.
How would you describe your style?
Damn to be honest I have no clue how to describe my style. I try to make everything my own, whether it’s music, my outfit, or photography. I don’t ever wanna try to be someone I’m not.
What does your family think about you doing music?
At first it was kind of weird. My lyrics are dark most of the time, but it’s all shit about myself. The first time I showed my brother and mom anything, it was a song I made about her and she cried. Ever since she asks me for a link every now and again haha but there are some lyrics I don’t want her to hear. Overall she’s supportive now!
Outside of music, what keeps you busy?
I’m a photographer, so that definitely keeps me busy when I’m not making music. I do a lot of freelance shit and I also manage a brand called All Aspects. So that definitely takes up a lot of my time but it’s all shit I like to do, you know? So no complaints over here. I’m blessed.
What are 3 things you can’t live without?
Damn… 3 things I can’t live without are my phone, my laptop and my wpse tee. I wear that tee every chance I get.
Where do you see yourself this time next year?
I’m not entirely sure where I’ll be a year from now. Life is fucking weird, honestly. But I’m hoping to be good financially as long as I’m focused on everything I’ve been working toward over the years.
What is the most important thing you want listeners to take from your music?
I want listeners to really listen to what I’m saying in my music. I express my pain and experiences through this shit and I want y’all to understand that no matter how fucking low life can hit you, everything will get better and you can get through anything. Count your demons, once you do that you realize what’s making you feel the way you do, and you’ll slowly piece yourself back together. Once you’ve done that, nothing can stop you. It only gets better.
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