Introducing Big Hulk the heart of Franklin, Louisiana


Thank You for spending time with The Grynd Report. Please Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from?

My name is Scott Burdett. My stage name is “Big Hulk“, which was given to me by some former band mates some years ago. I’m from a small town in southern Louisiana called Franklin.

Describe what it was like growing up in your city?

Growing up in Franklin was great for me. I had a really diverse group of friends – and I’m still cool with a lot of them today. We grew up playing sports all day, riding bikes all over town, drinking out hoses – normal country stuff. We had some tough times too, but we had way more good than bad – mostly because we made it that way. My town has some ways about it, but it’s home and I wouldn’t trade it for anywhere else.

When did you decide to get into the music business and why?

I started doing music back in high school, probably around the age of 14. Started playing guitar at 16. I got into the business because music is my hobby. Music has put me on stages and in rooms with some great people, and I’ll forever be thankful for that. I got into the industry as the lead guitarist and rapper/vocalist for Undivided Band. For reasons I won’t get into, I left the band. When I left, I was still in writing mode. I grabbed some beats from a couple producers I know, started writing, and the rest is history. Rap and Hip Hop have always been my first loves, so I’m really excited to see where this new journey will take me.

Talk to us about the concept of your latest release Tick Tock?

“Tick Tock” came about in kind of a weird way. You see all the dance challenges on TikTok and the other social media platforms. I was listening to a beat and scrolling through social media and came across a video where the girl was dancing to a song called “Throw Dat A** in a Circle”. I might be dating myself since most people don’t use analog clocks anymore, but I got to thinking in my head “throw that a** in a circle like a clock – tick tock, tick tock…” I wrote the hook, and after that it took about 30 minutes or so to finish the rest of the song. It is an up tempo dance song. More than likely there will be a “Tick Tock” challenge coming after the release on March 29th. Get ready ladies. 26 and up, start stretching NOW!

How Would You Describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

I would say that my music is like a good gumbo. It is truly a sum of its parts. Growing up in south Louisiana, I had a lot of musical influences, so I had a lot to draw from. With that being said, I make whatever the beat tells me to make. If I hear a dance track, I’m making a dance track. If I hear it telling a story, I’ll tell a story. If it’s talking noise, I’m talking noise. Sometimes I might get on a kick where I’ll make a track that sounds like it’s straight from Houston. I even have a couple where I bust out the guitar. I said all that to say – I have something for everyone. Grab a bowl and enjoy some gumbo!

Talk to us about your work outside of the music Business?

Outside of the music business, I’m going into my 12th year as a teacher and coach. I started my career in my hometown at Franklin Jr. High. I’m currently in my second year at another school in St. Mary Parish called Centerville High School. I coach junior high football and baseball, and high school football and basketball. My kids are some of my best supporters. I try out new songs on my high school kids. I know they’ll give me the real if it’s good or not. Anyone with kids knows they don’t care what comes out of their mouth. I love them for it though. It is my goal to be able to use my music to make life better for the kids in my community. Some of them don’t have the best situations at home, and I’ll do anything I can to help them make it out.

What do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

When people hear my music I want them to feel like they’re getting an experience. Even with songs like “Tick Tock” I want them to be able to visualize the lyrics – like they’re watching a music video even though there isn’t one. I want people to know that the guy they’re listening to had fun making the track they’re hearing. Lastly, I hope that they feel the freedom I feel making the music. Too many people are afraid to pursue their passions because of fear of what others will think. I am pursuing my passion unapologetically – and I can only hope hearing me do that causes someone else to feel free to pursue theirs. We all deserve our release from this crazy world we live in.

What is your definition of Grynd?

I can sum up “Grynd” in one of my favorite quotes.

“Don’t make excuses, make s*** happen.”

Either find a way, or make one.

What can we expect from Big Hulk in the Future

I’m constantly working on new music. My song “You’re Not Alone” with my good friend Adolph “AdoSoul” Davis released on February 23rd. I have a track with Spitta from Baton Rouge dropping March 8th. My album “Swamp Stories” will be coming out March 29th. I’ll be writing and releasing singles and more than likely another album before the end of the year. I have a couple podcasts and radio interviews lined up. I really hope I can get on some shows while I’m off over the summer. I traveled across the south with the band, and I’d love to do it again with my own music. Anyone wanting to stay up to date or wanting more information can sign up for my mailing list on

Any Shoutouts?

God for the talent. My parents for always supporting me. My producers for the first album BeatFreak and Mikki Gunz. My engineers Teyrance “Titan” Alfred and Eddie Bodin. My students at CHS and former students at FJH and FHS. Anyone who chooses to take this journey with me. All the people who can’t support me in public because they talk about me in private. My bro Showstoppa Da Real Sick Patient – been solid since I met him and we got a track on the album together. And lastly to Grynd Work Enterprises/The Grynd Report. Hopefully we can work together again soon. Salute to y’all and keep doing what y’all are doing.

Trippy Juice’s Professionalism: Setting the Standard for Artists in the Music Business



In the world of music, success is often measured by talent, hard work, and the ability to overcome obstacles. Trippy Juice, a rising artist from Broward County, Florida, embodies all of these qualities and more. In a recent interview on the On The Grynd Live podcast, Trippy Juice shared his inspiring story of resilience and determination, shedding light on his journey from a life in prison to becoming a respected artist and entrepreneur. Throughout the interview, Trippy Juice emphasized the importance of staying true to oneself, giving back to the community, and never giving up on one’s dreams. Let’s delve deeper into the main themes discussed in the interview and explore their implications for Trippy Juice’s career and the music industry as a whole.

Trippy Juice: The Brand and the Journey

Trippy Juice’s journey as an artist began with the creation of his unique brand. The origin of his name, a combination of “Trippy” and “Juice,” reflects his personality and his ability to bring a fresh perspective to the music industry. Trippy Juice explained that the name was given to him by a friend who recognized his punctuality and attention to detail. From the start, Trippy Juice knew that he wanted to be more than just an artist; he wanted to be a brand. He recognized the importance of standing out in a crowded industry and embraced his individuality.

“I’m the only one. I’m very, very… I’m the only one. I’m very, very important to my team for that aspect.” – Trippy Juice

The Music: A Lifelong Passion

Trippy Juice’s passion for music began at a young age, thanks to his grandmother who introduced him to hip-hop. He recalled receiving his first hip-hop albums, including 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” and the “Mouse” soundtrack, at the age of five. These albums ignited his love for music and set him on a path towards becoming an artist. However, it wasn’t until the age of 21 that Trippy Juice decided to take his music career seriously. He realized that he had the potential to make a difference and pursued his dreams with unwavering determination.

“I think the last four years has really been me taking it serious into another level.” – Trippy Juice

The Power of Multiple Hats

Trippy Juice’s journey as an artist is not limited to his music. He has also established himself as a multi-talented individual, wearing multiple hats in the music industry. As an engineer, producer, and performer, Trippy Juice has honed his skills and become an invaluable asset to his team. His ability to produce, engineer, and provide creative input sets him apart from other artists and allows him to maintain full control over his music.

“I make all their music… I make all their music. I’m very important to my team for that aspect.” – Trippy Juice

Giving Back to the Community

One of the most inspiring aspects of Trippy Juice’s journey is his commitment to giving back to the community. Despite facing his own challenges, Trippy Juice recognizes the importance of helping others and making a positive impact. He recently organized an event in which he and his team provided gifts to children in need, ensuring that they had a memorable Christmas. Trippy Juice believes that artists have a responsibility to use their platform to make a difference and uplift those around them.

“For me to make it possible for another mom to not have to explain to her child why they didn’t have Christmas, that means the world to me.” – Trippy Juice

The Road Ahead: Album and Tour

Trippy Juice’s upcoming album, “Trip Season, Volume One,” is set to be a game-changer in his career. With a star-studded lineup of features and a diverse range of tracks, the album aims to solidify Trippy Juice’s position as a top-tier artist. He plans to embark on a nationwide tour, hitting as many cities as possible and introducing his unique sound to new audiences. Trippy Juice’s dedication to his craft and his relentless work ethic are sure to propel him to new heights of success.

“I’m very excited… I think the reason is because I’ve come to this understanding, and the understanding is that it’s not me being what people can like. It’s me being the star.” – Trippy Juice


Trippy Juice’s journey from a life in prison to becoming a respected artist and entrepreneur is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. His unique brand, unwavering passion for music, and ability to wear multiple hats have set him apart in the industry. Moreover, his commitment to giving back to the community and using his platform for positive change is truly inspiring. As Trippy Juice prepares to release his highly anticipated album and embark on a nationwide tour, the future looks bright for this rising star. With his talent, work ethic, and dedication to his craft, Trippy Juice is poised to make a lasting impact on the music industry and beyond.

Rich Boy Youngn Talks Music, Branding, and the Grynd in Exclusive Interview

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Rich Boy Youngn, a talented artist and entrepreneur, shares his journey in the music industry and his passion for creating. He discusses the origin of his name and how he got into music. With a background in playing instruments and reading music, he has a unique perspective on creating songs. He talks about his process of choosing beats and working with producers to create the perfect sound. Rich Boy Youngn also discusses his experiences with performing and the importance of practice. He shares the story behind his collaboration with OG Bigga Rankin and the process of shooting the music video for their song “Nothin.” He emphasizes the importance of branding and how he uses his brand to elevate his music and represent his city. Rich Boy Youngn also talks about his other ventures outside of music, such as buying land and opening a car lot. He shares his definition of grynd and the biggest lesson he has learned in the music industry.

Upstate NY Artist Joe Streetz Drops New Single “Man Up” Off His Album Get Rich Or Die A King


Joe Streetz is the name and spitting heavy bars is his thing. Coming from the streets of Niagara Falls, NY. (The dirty waters), the east side to be exact. Here is where he learned to hustle or starve! Joe Streetz is focusing on keeping real hip hop alive, and to make sure the bars, the work it takes to create them, remain respected. He grew up doing music, his family is very talented with  a long line of musicians. Streetz’s father is amazing on the guitar. He grew up listening to a wide variety of music from Gospel, Rock, R&B, Blues and Hip Hop.

Streetz fell in love with Hip Hop as a kid. He loved it so much that it was hard for him to pay attention to his school work because rap was on his mind. Streetz worked hard at perfecting his  craft, structuring his music, taking time to find his place within himself and in the music business. He currently has 3 Albums out, The Illest Intentions, Hunger Pains, and his latest Get Rich or Die A King, all of which you can hear the growth in each album.

We caught up with Joe Streetz to talk more about his career and his new single off Get Rich or Die a King “Man Up”


Introduce yourself to our readers, let them know your name and where you’re from.

What’s up y’all my name is Joe Streetz better known as A-class I am from the eastside of Niagara Falls New York.

When did you know that music was actually going to be your career?

I knew music would become my career after the first time I stepped on a stage, the feeling I got from performing was something that I had never felt before, especially being shy around others, once I found a way to break that, the stage became my comfort zone. It’s addicting.

If you could get advice from any artist in the industry, who would it be and why?

If I could get advice from any artist in the industry it would be most likely be 50 cent simply because I admire his business mind and decisions he has made over the years that kept him elevating as well as his career musically it’s almost unmatched as a whole salute to 50

What or who influences your music?

I don’t like to use other artists as inspiration real life events and situations are the real push behind my music , but I do have artists I zone out to like Nas, Jadakiss, Dave East, Styles P, etc but my strongest inspiration comes from my environment

What’s the process of creating music for you?

Creating is fun. I like to find challenges and new things to do during the creative process. I might go sit on the bathroom floor and write two songs … Sometimes I sit at the kitchen table and write the catchiest hooks I can think of , it really just matters how I feel at the moment…Hell sometimes I write bars with no beat playing just the feeling from inside you know it’s all about the vibe you have at the moment I think

Has anyone helped you or guided you in getting your foot in the industry?

Ans: Along the way I’ve had plenty of help from my support system people I’ve been connected with such as Explicit, Gifted716, Casiem NY, 290 Jones, Ma home boy zig , my sister Shizay money, big KCARMA CEO nothing but love for those people. Most importantly my mom she always kept music in my ears as a kid her and my father honestly I was born with this gift I believe lol

Tell our readers what to look out for next from you?

Be on the lookout for the upcoming videos off the get rich or die a king project, I like to be different it’s always fun making videos because I try to think outside of what everyone is used too it’s gets creative and I think ppl will enjoy the videos as well as the music , I also have a joint project with Gifted716 in the works and other music as well

What differentiates you from other artists?

What makes me different from other artists is my versatility. I don’t stay in one realm of content. I make good music in general but it’s always bars no matter what song you listen ima talk to you on it, If I made music to be like everyone else what would be the point ya know lol. I like to be me and show my talent while I’m doin it at all times, I’m ready to rap even when I don’t feel like it. I’m at my best lol. It didn’t happen overnight either I worked hard to be different and consistent

Name your top 5 Emcees


Name your top 5 producers


How can promoters looking to book you get in contact with you?

If you are a promoter looking to contact me you can get with my manager 290 Jones or email me at [email protected]

What do you hope to get out of your involvement in the music industry?

I hope to succeed and make a way through the times we living in and not that I don’t care too much about the bad things but I wanna focus on the good and change the way people think about each other I guess that’s the overall goal I mean we all wanna be somebody and be famous or known but it’s more to it then just fame for me, I wanna leave my mark in a way it can’t be forgotten. I wanna be something that lasts forever.

Meet Rising Star, Niagara Falls NY Artist JR Hendrixx


Introducing JR Hendrixx, a trailblazing hip hop artist born and raised in Niagara Falls New York. With a dynamic range that spans from heavy-hitting lyricism to enchanting melodies, JR Hendrixx is a true maestro of musical expression. At the core of his artistry lies an unparalleled ability to seamlessly transition between the realms of thought-provoking lyricism and captivating melodies.

Introduce yourself to our readers, let them know your name and where you’re from

I am JR Hendrixx I’m from Niagara Falls New York

When did you know that music was actually going to be your career?

When i was 14, i was always freestyling on beats and i realized i had a gift. I had no passion for anything else but music

If you could get advice from any artist in the industry, who would it be and why?

Lil Wayne because he’s still hungry after all those years of being in the game he’s been around for different eras and stayed hot being himself

What or who influences your music?

the things i go through in life whether it be good or bad I’m always expressing how i feel. Then there’s people like young thug who influences me on the creative side and lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar set that bar for me lyrically listening to them motivates and pushes me to get to that level

What’s the process of creating music for you?

I find a beat to fit the mood I’m in then freestyle a few takes and keep what i like

Has anyone helped you or guided you in getting your foot in the industry?

Nah i learned everybody is just looking out for themselves nobody wanted me to reach my potential that’s why I’m on my own ,so now only i could slow me down now

Tell our readers what to look out for next from you?

I have a single dropping September 15th, there’s gonna be a lot of music coming and the consistency is going to be heavy

What differentiates you from other artists?

I have my own sound I’m not trying to be something I’m not , I’m very lyrical and a punchline rapper but also really melodic and unorthodox i approach every song differently i don’t have songs that sound the same. A lot of people think that there’s a feature on my songs when my voice changes from me rapping to singing.

How can promoters looking to book you get in contact with you?

You can message me on any platform or go to my instagram jrhendrixx_ all my contact info is there

What do you hope to get out of your involvement in the music industry?

when it’s all said and done i want to be the greatest it’s always been my goal to live on through my music and motivate people and change peoples lives

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Learn more about Tia Tomlinson, one of the most successful black women in America. As a child growing up in Niagara Falls, New York, Tia’s parents taught her the importance of credit as a valuable asset. Tia took what she learned from her parents and created a successful business TS Financial. Business funding, tradelines, and personal loans are all areas in which her company specializes. To date, TS Financial has secured more than 2.5 million in funding for their clients in order to help them achieve success. This includes personal loans, business loans, high-limit credit cards, and lines of credit, as well as credit cards with low interest rates. The motivation behind selling tradelines was to give her customers the same opportunity that other privileged Americans have. This was to give them a better quality of life.

It was a pleasure for Tia to take a moment out of her busy schedule to explain the details of her company TS Financial and more. See her interview below.

Introduce yourself to our readers, let them know your name and where you’re from.
My name is Tiaa Nicole. I grew up in Niagara Falls, New York. I currently live in Amherst, New York.

Describe your childhood and how it inspired you to become the successful businesswoman you are today.
During my childhood my parents were always working. My main inspiration for starting TS Financial was to help my clients leverage their credit and the freedom and flexibility that came with owning my own business. The ultimate flex for me has always been Location Freedom , Financial Freedom and Time Freedom.

What’s the name of your business and what services do you provide?
The name of my business is TS Financial. We specialize in a lot of different things but mainly tradelines, personal and business funding.

How did you get into the tradelines and funding?
I started off doing credit repair in 2019 but hated it. In 2020 I started selling tradelines. Then I moved into personal and business funding.

Why are tradelines so important?
Buying a tradeline basically means paying to be added as an authorized user to another person’s credit card. This account will then appear as a positive tradeline on your credit report to increase your credit score. So If you’re trying to build and establish credit. This can sometimes be the fastest way.

Why is having proper funding so important?
Imagine using credit to fund your business or lifestyle. One thing I always do is show my clients how to go after interest free credit cards and lines of credit. After a year, you should have already flipped that money 12 times interest free. I’m helping my clients fund their dream.

What differentiates you from others in the same field?
I love what I do. I’ve built great relationships with alot of different people in the credit industry and several different banks so right now I basically can help my clients get whatever they want.

How can potential clients who want your services get in contact with you? Let the readers know your social media handles.
They can send me a message on IG TiaaNicole or they can reach me on my linktree page

What’s next for you?
My tradeline business is doing great so My main focus right now is expanding my Funding business. Personal and business is a game changer with the right knowledge.

What advice do you have to any young women who want to follow in your footsteps?
Become The Connect, Stop Looking For One.

Meet Miami Artist L3o


Introduce yourself to our readers, let them know your name and where you’re from.
My name is Alex Leon. Artist Name L3o is pronounced as Leo. I’m from Miami Florida.

What inspired you to start doing music?

At what point in your life did you know that music was actually going to be your career?
My first professional studio session in Miami Florida a myth, legend and destiny collided.

If you could get advice from any artist in the industry, who would it be and why?
To maintain a strong mind. Mentally you have to be strong because every step closer to your dreams you will start to see your circle getting smaller and smaller. Doubt will happen and only the strong minded will survive.

What’s the name of the current project you’re pushing and where can our readers find it?
My New Album First Blood is only available on BandCamp. Here’s are the links to stream/buy the Album

What separates this project from past projects you’ve done?
This project is For the Free Minds to Digest. A survival guide and survival kit to utilize as you are progressing towards your dreams. And a true story to inspire and motivate.

What’s your ultimate goal in the music industry?
To give the youth Free mind to digest music among the poison music in today’s universe.

New single by Quan Dezy, ‘Stand On It’


What’s your name and where you from? I am a native From Chicago Illinois born and raised my rises in Music started in Aurora IL. My name LaQuan Howard was giving my stage name by my home town Quan Don in 06 while doing rap battles and beat boxing in High School. Had to go through hoops twist and turns to obtain my name legally. Been nickname Dezy from a childhood friend hence the name Quan Dezy was ordained.

Why do you love what you do? It bring me serenity to express my experiences and expressions through sound and rhythm. Giving opportunity to touch someone as well get through there life testimonies. Music been part of life since the 4th grade where I stared in marching bands playing trumpet and got into more instruments such as drums,French horn and a tad of the piano. Began writing poems and poetry in journal and led to me rhyming and conducting lyrics for songs.

What makes you different? I believe I have my own sound. Fairly unique in my perspective bring versatility and multi genre from Hiphop,R&b,pop,melodic, even country and gospel. Have been compared to many great talents such as Twista, bone thugs n harmony, Kendrick Lamar, ludacris, even lyfe Jennings and more but my messages in my music and the way I embrace the culture is different approach replacing hate with love.

Where do see yourself in 5 years? I see myself 5 years older 5 years stronger 5 years wiser indeed. Really pushing to be great at my imperfections and master my skill sets and learning new ones. Growing a strong foundation or platform that will push greatness of the unseen talent knowledge to succeed in this entertainment industry.

What do you want to accomplish in life? Just to be Applying the lessons and teaching of life. Building my brand and business supporting my family gaining better opportunities. Never limiting myself. Always doing good deed for good karma tomorrow. Success is within self love that something that can’t be bought. Staying true to yourself is something that can’t be taught you have to grow into it.

What do you bring to your industry? Fresh vibes and positivity. bringing timeless energy and music. Giving the audience something they can be apart of. That they can pass down. Building real fan/family to support and grow throughout their experience through Quan Dezy journey. It’s bigger then me it’s a lifestyle and a gift to give back. That will Influence A new wave of music lovers and gurus to the scene that are Looking for original soul, passion, and life in the music again. Just giving Stella her groove back if ya catching my drift.

What do you want to be remembered by? Aiming to be remembered for the bridge I build to the next gen or neighbors that are influence by my hardwork and dedication. That I’m Willing and giving to make an impact in the culture of entertainment and Arts&Craft. It all starts off with a dream but nothing moves without a dollar in front it. Staying consistent to the goal spreading that wealth and growth mentality to achieve greatness. We all made to win before return to sand so pushing that mindset of of using time wisely and perfecting the vision towards the goal. Restoring the value of Morals and Self Love. My motto is Stay Spitting Keep Grinding and All Day Push Greatness so nevertheless like to be remembered for changing the narrative. From negativity imposed on our love ones. We are all Kings and Queens. Remember me for being King that leads.



Meet “Rocco Lupo” The Creator of the New Genre of Music Called “Funky Pop”


Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got into music?

Well, I got into music by my dad playing these songs that are from the 70s, 80s, and 90s just when I was 3 years old, and from that point on I always loved music and especially the older songs!  but my biggest influence was always Teddy Riley and Michael Jackson.

How would you describe your sound and your musical influences? 

I’d say my sound is “Funky Pop” but I have an old-school vibe like Smokey Robinson, Teddy Riley and Michael Jackson.

What can fans expect from your upcoming album? 

They should expect to have fee-good sounds like back in the day. Funky pop has its own sound with a touch of new jack swing. I intend on giving everyone something new and funky they can vibe to.

Can you talk about your songwriting process and how you come up with your lyrics? 

My song writing process really comes from the man above and just the beauty of earth creatures and the kids because when you look at the younger kids you see joy and happiness and just a pure soul that comes from God. When  I start singing, all of my friends love my music, it makes them happy and makes them want to dance.

What has been your favorite moment or performance in your music career so far?

Well I have not done many performances yet but I am working with some of the greatest people in the industry. It is all so surreal, just a dream come true.

What are your goals for the future of your music career? 

My goal in the future is to be one of the best and to inspire people to follow their dreams.

Meet Skywalker Davinci


Skywalker DaVinci has many titles, Artist, Engineer, producer, foundational instrumentalist, just to name a few. Native of Columbus, Georgia, with sonic and visual arts as his insatiable passions, Davinci has incessantly used these tools throughout his life since the early ages of childhood, to survive the challenges South of the Mason-Dixon line. Fueled by love, and driven through pain, he engineered his obsession into a journey of lifelong learning.

Get to learn more on Davinci as he gets interviewed by V-Henny.

V-Henny: What inspired you to pursue music?

Skywalker Davinci: Music has always been a big part of who I am. From being a child listening to songs on the radio, to playing instruments and singing in church, I’ve always been surrounded by musical influences. I had family members I looked up to musically. My mama would blast RnB music some Saturday mornings and my siblings and I knew it was time to get up and clean up. While cleaning I would sing along. These were some of the best times of my life looking back on it. Instances like these are what helped fuel me into becoming the Artist I am today.

V-Henny: How would you describe yourself and your style of music in third person?

Skywalker Davinci: A multi talented artist, engineer, and producer. He is extremely dedicated to his craft. Working tirelessly to make his lifelong dream a reality, driven by the ups and downs of life, and the world around him, Skywalker DaVinci conveys his thoughts and emotions vividly  through his music. From being openly transparent and unfiltered about his struggles with suicide, to his expression of gratitude to God, his family, and fans, for being there for him through it all. Skywalker Davinci not only creates music for survivors; people who’ve been through similar experiences or worse, but also for the people who want to just forget about their problems, if only for a moment, and dance; appreciate life; unwind and feel a blissful sense of happiness.

V-Henny: What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?

Skywalker Davinci: I don’t have to pretend to be something or someone I’m not, and I think that’s a very underrated superpower. My story is what sets me apart. Even the words that come to me in my creative process are divinely given to me specifically, so that I can reach and touch exactly who I need to. But aside from the spiritual aspect, just me being able to produce my own music and not have to wait on anyone else to recreate my vision is extremely powerful for me. I get an idea in my head, like a melody, and I can instantly bring it to reality. Having the ability to record, mix and master songs, and create quality music through years of trial and error have shaped me into a top tier, self sufficient Artist.

V-Henny: Have you ever felt discouraged by the industry and if so how did you overcome the thought/feeling?

Skywalker Davinci: When you’ve been creating music for a long as I have there will definitely be times when you feel discouraged and want to give up. At times I felt stagnant and wasn’t getting the results I’d hoped and worked for. There was even a time earlier on in my career when I performed in a live showcase in Atlanta, GA and forgot every single word of the song due to recording it the night before, and also stage fright. I never wanted to perform again! But I knew I was destined for something greater, and knowing my purpose and passion is what kept me going.

V-Henny: In order to succeed in life you have to know how to give credit and give back . Who would you give credit to for your success thus far? Who would you give back to?

Skywalker Davinci: God is first and foremost. Without him I wouldn’t possess the mind, the gifts, and talents that I have. Secondly, my family. I’ve been tremendously blessed with a strong support system of people who believe in me, even at times when I didn’t believe in myself. And last but not least my fans, who also believe in me. The fact that they are willing to invest their time and energy into me as not only an artist, but a man, speaks volumes on their dedication and appreciation for who I am and what I represent. I will definitely be giving back to those who supported me through it all. No questions asked. No doubt about it.

V-Henny: What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

Skywalker Davinci: Honestly I don’t know what I’d be doing. Once I officially started creating music it completely changed my outlook on life. I saw the people I was reaching with my voice and messages, and instantly knew that this is what I was put here to do. I never had a plan B.

V-Henny: Let’s talk about your album “The Dark Side”

How long did it take you to complete it?

Skywalker Davinci: It’s hard to really put a number on it, but In all it took roughly about 6 months. Reason being is because some songs on the album were years old but just had to be completed. Other songs were new. The Dark Side is just a mixture of different songs from different times that happened to tell a similar story so it all fit well together.

V-Henny: What are we expecting from this album?

Skywalker Davinci: The Dark Side has many different styles to suit a number

of different moods. It will make you dance, vibe out, happy, and hype, but it also has the power to take you to a place within yourself that will make you face certain traumas that were left unhealed. I guess you can say it will take you on an emotional roller coaster. With tracks like ‘Vibe Check’ that will make you want to dance and have a good time, but then ‘Better Days’, that will give you raw emotion and pain with hope that things will get better if you’re feeling down and out. This album is sure to speak to a vast and diverse community of people for sure.

V-Henny: What song would you say took you out of your comfort zone? Why?

Skywalker Davinci: Definitely ‘Better Days’ by far. I recorded this song back in 2018 while living in my car. At that time I was located in Atlanta, GA. I had just started driving for Lyft and was provided a rental car through the program they offered. My life had no absolute direction at that point and I was down to one of my lowest moments. But I always had faith that things would get better. Eventually they did. This song was like my escape from everything I was going through. It’s hard to listen to sometimes though because I can still feel every emotion from that time like it was just yesterday. It’s the most vulnerable track from the album for me.

V-Henny: What’s your creative process like?

Skywalker Davinci: My creative process is actually very abstract. Nothing concrete. I don’t have a set schedule to go by. No routine. I simply do what I feel. Some songs may take hours. Other songs may take years, in which I might come back to them purposely or stumble across them in pursuit of another song, and I’m pretty sure that in itself sounds abstract. I also find that being locked in a room for so long blocks my thoughts and creativity, so to combat that I like to go outside to give myself a sense of freedom and openness. It spaces my mind out and allows the creativity to flow again naturally.

V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at in your career?

Skywalker Davinci: Discipline and consistency are the two biggest factors for me right now. Had I had more of the two earlier on in my career I think I would be a lot further along on my journey. I also had to sacrifice time. There have been many sleepless nights but I was so locked in on becoming the greatest version of myself musically that I didn’t let anything deter me from achieving what I set out to do.

V-Henny: How long have you had this creative vision and what pushes you to be consistent ?

Skywalker Davinci: ‘The Dark Side’ was a vision that I had for many years. The concept came to me around 2018 while I was going through a deep depression in life and over the years I just cultivated the idea until it was the right time to finally present it to the world. The title represents the dark side of myself, the world and the people in it. We all have our flaws. Nobody’s perfect. It’s all about the dualities of life.

V-Henny: What do you want people to know about you on a personal level?

Skywalker Davinci: I want people to know that I care. Plain and simple. I know what it’s like to live in this beautiful, yet cruel world, and feel as if nobody truly cares. I’m an empath. It gets overwhelming at times but I can’t fight that part of who I am. I’m just learning to embrace it and protect myself from evil forces. I want to love and be loved. So I think part of my destiny was to help heal the world with my voice and music.

V-Henny: What’s next for you?

Skywalker Davinci: I have plans of touring, meet and greets with my fans and supporters, more live performances, and overall just elevating my craft to its highest potential. But ultimately, what’s next for me is whatever God has planned. I just want to keep creating the best music and content that I can and watch how it all unfolds. I stopped setting expectations and learned to go with the flow of life because things can change in the beat of a heart.

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