It's better to look for the people that look like you and do something with them, create something new - the mainstream isn't that special anyways.
I always wanted to play with the sound, but I always wanted to do it in a respectful way, because I never lived in New York and I don't have a real connection to that scene.
Everyone knows the idea of moving to another country is really hard, but when you're actually in the situation - and you don't know the language and you don't know anyone - it's like you don't even know what questions to ask.
To me, beauty is a lived thing.
I like writing music that I think is beautiful, but perfection isn't really beautiful to me.
I come from both sides of the spectrum: I grew up listening to hip-hop and R&B then learned how to make a track by tapping a bowl with a fork. I'm trying to compress all of my experiences all of the time.
There's top 40 R&B/hip-hop, which is probably sexy but you wouldn't listen to it for a musical awakening.
My whole purpose of being a musician is to not follow the rules, so if I set rules for myself, I've already failed.
I always put my identity at the forefront of my music.
It's always my goal to be more mature-sounding, more convincing, but also more experimental, and more challenging for myself. If it's not a little bit harder every time I make a new track, then I'm being lazy.
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