Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
When I was five years old, I was out with my brother and his mom for Halloween, and as we were leaving wherever we went, I heard Eminem’s music playing in the car, and I fell in love with this song called Lose Yourself. At that moment, I knew exactly who I wanted to be, but I never started this career path until I was 18 years old.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
The most exciting story to me was making a song with The Game. He contacted me on Instagram a few years before, and I never even saw the message for a few years because I was using a different account. Once I saw the message, I started contacting him persistently until he saw my message; and after that, we created the song called Nine Eleven together.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Your motive has to be something other than money, and it has to have a purpose that gives you genuine joy.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a person you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
PHX Has been the single person who has been next to me during my entire career path. He has produced every single one of the songs that I’ve ever made, and he’s also worked on every one of the songs that I’ve ever made, so I never move anywhere without him, and he is also Shaun Wolf because we are one. I remember working with him when I was about 16 years old, but then he moved to Arizona, and at that point, I wasn’t really taking it seriously, but we ended up reuniting some years later, and we have not been separable since.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I like to make people feel that they’re not alone and that others are going through the same thing. I also like to make songs that portray a lifestyle that the person that has been going through what I’m going through may want to be a part of, and I like to make them feel that they are a part of it because they are. Since I was a child, I was always taught to give more than receive, so I will always use my success and money to ensure that others benefit. This comes from the heart; it’s not something that I post on Instagram, but it’s something that I always practice, and he gives me genuine euphoria to help people.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
My favorite quote would have to be from Matthew McConaughey, who said, “don’t spend time with anything that antagonize your character.” It may not be a life lesson, but I have not gotten this quote out of my head since I heard it. When he said that to be successful, you have first to figure out who you do not want to be to figure out who you want to be, and once you do that, don’t spend time with anything that antagonizes your character or jeopardizes your soul.
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Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
I love playing basketball and played basketball during high school, I’m a complete mama’s boy, and New York City and France heavily influence me.