We had the good fortune of connecting with Adrian Corpus and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Adrian, how do you think about risk?
Risk is something that I’m glad exists. It makes things interesting and makes you think. You get to think about all the pieces of what you’re working on. Risk makes you feel the uncertainty in your life/career. You learn about yourself in ways you don’t expect at first. It makes you feel nervous, contemplative, scared, etc about the outcome. This shows you that you are really passionate about what you’re doing. It makes you actually take a step back and see the bigger picture. It makes you wear different hats, to think differently, and work collaboratively within a team. Taking risks can get you closer to your goals, it can give you that push you need. If a risk turns out to be unfavorable, at least you’ve learned from it, the process of the risk can be thought about going forward. You can move on and be grateful that the risk was taken. It’s not the end of the world. You’ve learned more things about yourself and have made progress.
On the other hand, if a risk goes well, that’s great, it’s the best feeling of relief, for me at least, it is rewarding to see it pay off. Good or bad, at least you took the leap. If you want to keep it interesting in your life/career why not take risks? Everything will sort itself out with time and effort if you let it. Don’t regret taking risks, take those chances.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an Artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve focused my creativity within music, photography, and event coordination. I’ve been experimenting day-in and day-out with these mediums for more than half of a decade. I would say that I just do what seems cool to me. “Oh yeah this slaps,” “Oh yeah this is clean,” “Oh yeah this is sick.” I have came to understand that Art itself is subjective, I try to incorporate all my ideas and life experiences into the work I put out. What sets me apart from others… I would say that I just want/would like to be myself at all times. I strive to be a better version of myself each and every day. I can say you know what, let’s do it at the same time make calculated decisions.

I am most excited in what is in store for my team and I. We just pulled off our most recent event we threw, which was a two-part event in the span of one day. We spent the whole day on our feet and had a great outcome with great feedback.

I’ve worked so hard and I strive to continue to work hard. I’ve spent so many hours in the lab and I’ve seen the work pay off throughout the years. Being an artist isn’t always easy, there’s a lot of moving parts, hurdles, situations, ups, downs, and outcomes. At the end of the day, I just want to put out material that I created, material that I created that I liked, and just hope for the best. Putting out material takes time, it takes a lot of nights contemplating, failed photo scans, multiple takes/recordings and just staring at a screen figuring things out. It takes a lot of planning at the same time improvisation, a lot of writing things down, thinking off the top of my head and the execution. The hardest part I feel like is being consistent. When the ball rolls, it rolls but it needs that momentum to keep going. You can always have ideas and goals but what are you going to do to achieve those? You always have to be patient with yourself, you always have to put in your best effort with the time you have. You want to enjoy what you are doing. Don’t be discouraged to try new things,
do your research, do-it-yourself, reach out to your peers, etc.

Couple things I would say to remember is that, at the end of the day,
1) Try your best and you’ll never regret it. Put in the hours! Have fun!
2) Try not to be too hard on yourself, we’re always going to be our worst critic.
3) Support your friends, support people who support you, support your community.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
“Oh yeah I know a spot,” Let’s actually go to the local spots in the Bay Area.
We should explore what interests you, the Bay Area is a big melting pot where everyone from different places are doing so many different things. We’ll find something/somewhere in the Bay Area I promise.

Depending on what you want to do, there’s a bunch of things to do in the Bay that are worth doing while you’re here.

I’m talking about spicy chicken sandwiches from Pollo Caliente in Richmond on the weekend,
Huong Tra on San Pablo,
Al’s Big Burger in Albany,
Lucky Three Seven wings in the Town,
Halal Wings Plus in the TL,
Superstar filipino food on Mission,
Golden Boy Pizza in North Beach,
Taqueria Vallarta in the Mission,
can’t forget about Starbread and Lucky Chances.

For a good night out you can go head to Crybaby Oakland and catch a good show, they always have good DJs and artists there,
Madrone Bar is a fun place to dance in the city,
there’s always something going on at El Rio and Good Mother Gallery.
The Bitter End has trivia night that we enjoy + good food
There are so many collectives that throw events every week also. Vendors, performers, DJs, designers, creatives, so many talented people.

To chill I’d say you’d have a relaxing time at Dolores Park on a sunny day,
Walk around in Golden Gate Park and just breathe some fresh air,
Plant your feet in some sand on Ocean Beach before it gets too cold,
Take a hike in Berkeley,
To have a drink I’d go to the Factory Bar in Richmond.
Korner Oakland to chill and grab a bite to eat also.
Go to the swap meets in Oakland,
You can go to Sheesh Records and record/vinyl dig for hours on end.

The Bay Area locals are pretty wholesome.

I’m naming a lot of food spots and places that I actually go to and enjoy going to haha.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shoutout to my team/family at BEBOT.FM and all the brehs who have supported for me throughout the years. It feels good to know that there are people in my life that want me to succeed.

Instagram: instagram.com/yungeradrian

Twitter: twitter.com/YungerAdrian

Other: Recap of our latest event: https://www.instagram.com/p/ChXyKi_Aklg/

Image Credits
Photos by: Adrian C. Nate C. Julian H. Darcy D. Stefano T.

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