What inspires you the most when you create? Books, museums, the outdoors, peace/quiet, people, LIFE.
Who are your top 5 influences? Right now I’ll say Diana Ross, Erykah Badu, Brandy, Freddie Mercury and James Brown. It changes often though. I am inspired by a lot of musicians.
When are your new projects coming out? Right now I’m shooting for September… but we will see! Might be later on… I got to save up for these leasing rights!
What helped you get into music? I think it honestly had to be back in like Pre-K or Kindergarten… my music teacher asked who wanted to do the solo for our choral concert and I was VERY gung-ho. He was so supportive of my effort and energy, and I think that was a spark that really kept me going for a while (still does). My mom and grandparents have also always been really big supporters of me chasing my dreams. Whether it was music, dance or sports they really didn’t care as long as I was doing something. They were very “Do you”.
What is one thing you would tell your fans? I would tell them to care for their loved ones and to show love when they can… and to focus on “you” and what makes “you” happy. It’s tough, but we all got to learn to cut out the other stuff. There will always be external pressures from the media, the internet and real life that will try to influence the way you feel and think… I feel that like it’s a waste of energy to let that stuff get to you. I just want them to know that when it comes down to it, the only voice that really matters is their own.
What are your biggest goals for 2018? To read a book almost every month, to release this project (!!), to get better at drawing (because I’m also a designer)… and maybe put out some cool merch. It would be fun to collab with more artists across all spectrums too. That’s just a few!