We had the good fortune of connecting with Errol Bangz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Errol, why did you pursue a creative career?
I chose to pursue an artistic/creative career because I wanted to be able to inspire and touch peoples lives in a different way. Sure I could use my gifts to solely pursue riches and fame but that wouldn’t be fulfilling to me personally. I have to make an impact! Change Lives! Inspire! I’ll sleep like a baby every night knowing I touched someone’s life with my art.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think what sets me apart from most is how left I’m willing to go creatively, I’ve always been more forward thinking when it comes to my art. Honestly I’m proud of the risk that I take and have taken on this journey, not being afraid to “look stupid” it’s like if you don’t believe in what you’re doing then who will? It starts with you! To come this far definitely wasn’t easy, I simply overcame challenges by being persistent and consistent, you can’t let a few “No’s” get you down. If you dope and you know you’re dope then keep that same energy and keep going. One thing I’ve learned is that sometimes what think is for you usually isn’t for you, the universe works in mysterious ways. What’s meant for you will eventually arrive right on time! What I would like the world to know about my story is that you can overcome anything if you apply the pressure! In retrospective I literally grew up in a concrete jungle & survived, I had to change my mindset, I wanted to be free.
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?
I’m definitely more of the night time beach type so I would take them to a few spots that I dig at Hermosa Beach like Patrick Molloys, Hennessey’s Tavern & The Hook & Plow. I also dig Downtown when it comes to dancing and hearing some good music, 1720 Warehouse & Exchange are always a vibe. The most fun & interesting things for me would be going dancing, bowling & playing some billiards.
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 could go on and on about who and what encouraged me to keep going but I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. I’ve always had the support of my friends and family for the most part even when things looked a little shaky. Mentors have always played a big part in my success throughout life, the guidance and wisdom that I’ve received is truly priceless. A few notable mentors in my life would be Archie Ferguson, Mark Alarcon and Dennis Wilson. Without these guys I probably wouldn’t be the person I am today. Facts!