We had the good fortune of connecting with Alura Staxx and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alura, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks is essential to growth, no matter what area you apply it to. It is important to understand that the quote “no risk, no reward” has such strength behind it. My career path was completely different, I was in school for medical sonography in Texas and some how ended up back in Los Angeles pursuing a music career. It was so sudden and unexpected, I still had an apartment in Texas when I moved back to California and had to rent another… but somewhere in my heart I knew that I had to risk this move, risk having to pay a little more, risk losing my relationship, risk taking the CHANCE, because of the opportunity that I was offered. Understanding that there is NO instant gratification is also a game changer when it comes to taking risks, and knowing that there is a light at the end of your journey is the ultimate reward.. but it still stands that, with no risk.. there is no reward..
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets Alura Staxx apart from other artists is listening and try new things. Alura loves to create all types of music from R&B, Pop, Rap to Dance and Country Music. Alura loves to allow the world around her to inspire as well as personal life experience with the ultimate goal of being able to feed into any area of music. Alura is most proud of the ability to learn and apply new techniques and skills that she has inhabited to her own music. Growth in Alura career consisted of taking risks and having faith in the processes.
“Over time I have come to realize that there has to be no end to what you love to do, keep growing, progressing, learning and evolving… at the end of the day, if its your passion, make it your obsession and when you love what you do.. it won’t ever feel like “work”. Along the way, Ive learned that you have to have faith in yourself before anyone else will, see yourself in the position that you want to be in and make it your reality, surround yourself with like-minded individuals and others that believe in you and your goals and be sure to reciprocate the same love and energy.”
-Love, Alura Staxx
World ! Be on the lookout for Alura Staxx VERY SOON, brining back real music that will make you FEEL again… make you LOVE again… Im Ready ! Are you ? Lets Go !
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Alura’s most likable locations consist of any beach, meditation, good food and good vibes ! Nothing more, nothing less. -BlaqHaus Noho
-The Social, Santa Clarita
-Royal Juice Bar Smoothies
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would love to shout of my family, first and foremost ! For all of their support and guidance along the way. Secondly, I would love to shout out my team, @BlvckMindMusic and @ProducerMaine for being a backbone to my artistry and helping my growth and showing us all how to bring out the best in our sounds as artists in a collaborative. Lastly, I would like to thank @HairSations Beauty Supply for supporting all of my cosmetic and beauty needs!
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