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

Hi Gidi, how do you think about risk?
In my head there’s no such this as a risk. To me it’s all about self belief; I deeply believe I can accomplish whatever I’m trying to do even if it seems like a huge risk to some. Before I ever made a song, I moved to LA from Baltimore to become artist. That seemed crazy to a lot of people but to me it was completely normal. So I guess, just thinking out loud, taking risks is a standard for me. I can’t ever become who I want to be if I don’t put it all on the line.

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.
My new single, “Tendencies”, is really emblematic of my ethos as an artist. It’s really harsh realities candy coated by lush instrumentation and pop vocal phrasing. Especially going forward, a lot of what I’m saying may go over people’s heads just because of how maximalist and grande what I’m trying to do is, but deep inside of that is me at my most truthful & vulnerable. Everybody knows me as this funny, outgoing guy, but I’ve dedicated my music to showing the parts of me that don’t usually see the light of day. That contradiction is important — I think it could help a lot of kids to see their favorite artist be this big character, but when they talk about their experiences it’s quite dark and jarring. I don’t want anybody to feel like they have to hold themselves to a social standard; if you feel like shit don’t be afraid for others to know, even if it changes how they’ll think of you.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly when someone comes to LA for the first time, it’s important they experience all the touristy shit. They’ll take it in and be over it and that’s when the real fun starts. I gotta take them to Manhattan Beach a couple of times, during the day & at night. Some of my favorite times in LA has been just me and my niggas getting drunk and walking around the allies of Manhattan. There’s also some food spots they gotta do to like Sunny Blue and Shoops on Main Street in Santa Monica. Louisiana Fried Chicken on Obama Blvd. Boiling Crab and New York Chicken & Gyro in Culver City. I need Sunny Blue to sponsor me forreaaal Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m a first generation American, and my parents gave their youth to trying to give me the best life possible. They struggled endlessly to put all of their kids in good schools and to make sure we weren’t in unideal situations. And atypical to the immigrant parent generalization, my parents were really supportive of me becoming an artist. They always knew that whatever I put my mind would be a success. And trust me they are skeptical at times and don’t completely understand the inner working of what I’m doing, but that’s fine. The only thing that matters is that they have shown that they’re in my corner just off of love.

Website: https://open.spotify.com/track/04gtMhszjDtV0vjp9RT5GX?si=qjmkYj8mQfGr-xLkzV8-zw

Instagram: https://instagram.com/gidend?igshid=m6z1g411hlc3

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gideonend?lang=en

Youtube: https://youtu.be/r2u32NuYRh0

Other: email: rbtigidi@gmail.com

Image Credits
Christian Jaramillo

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