Interview with Ayce Nyce

Interview with Ayce Nyce

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I was born in Compton, but I wasn’t really raised there because I had different issues at school from an early age. When I was 9 I brought a gun to school one day for protection because I was being bullied and I ended up flashing it during an encounter in the bathroom, After that I basically started playing the piano when I was about 13 and from there I was able to channel some of my frustrations with life. I remember after I got expelled, I thought Carson was going to be a walk in the park or the suburbs or whatever, but it was really just like Compton. There were gangs there too in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade, so I’ve been around the gang culture my whole life and experienced the effects of it. I never joined one because I never wanted to, but I think Carson made me realize and open my eyes to fashion, music, art and all the other things in the world out side of gang violence.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

I would suggest that you should keep working for the art and what it means for you rather than popularity or number of views or anything.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

I am grateful towards my friends who keep supporting me consistently. They give me the motivation to keep working.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

My music lends a voice of hope and peace to anyone who’s suffering from all the problems that I faced in my childhood. It shows what you can be, despite the pain and strife.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“It pays to be Nyce” this is my mantra, because this is what my life has taught me, ever since I chose the path of love and art, than violence.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

They can follow me on Instagram (@aycenyce) which is my primary social media. I share bits of my life including my travels, art and music at @aycenyceinthebuildin.