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

Hi Heaven, why did you pursue a creative career?
You can say I pursued it, but in many ways, it pursued me. I’m picking up from a previous life. Creativity and art have always been like breath to me. I’m ready to move forward with a mission to inspire greater change through the medium of arts and entertainment. Let’s go

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started as a hip hop producer making beats for underground artists on the west coast. I then went on tour with hip hop legend KRS-ONE where he showed me the conscious side to hip hop culture. That experience sparked my spiritual journey, and after returning from tour, I felt inspired to use music to uplift people.

Shortly after tour, I stepped away from the music industry and became a music therapist for autistic children. During this period, I would play kids different meditation sounds, and I witnessed first-hand the healing effects it had on them. This ignited my curiosity about meditation, and I decided to become a full-time monk.

For the next six years, I lived in temples across India and the United States practicing meditation every day and reading ancient philosophy about the nature of the universe. From there, I became a public speaker sharing my journey with 1000s of college students on different campuses, including UCLA, USC, and NYU.

Around this period, I knew it was my time to transition out of monkhood. In addition to running Good Luck Yogi, a meditation app for kids, I entered the recording studio to promote the ancient wisdom and higher conscious living I learned as a monk.

During this highly creative 6-month period, I recorded over 25 songs, 400 beats and put together a debut project titled The Enlightenment. My first single, Kids (Keep Ya Head Up), is a mission statement piece about helping uplift the next generation, something I wholeheartedly stand for.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take them to my hometown of Anaheim Hills. It’s a place full of wonder, nature, hidden gems, and rejuvenation. If you have a strong imagination, you would think you’re in Costa Rica or a tropical island. My spiritual teacher would always emphasize “simple living, higher thinking”. That’s what Anaheim Hills is to me.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shout-out the monks who have raised me in my training towards a spiritual and holistic path. It impacts everything I do, from rhymes to breath.

Website: https://heavenxmusic.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/heavenxmusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/heavenxmusic

Youtube: https://youtube.com/heavenxmusic

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