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

Hi LaRon, what do you want people to remember about you?
I want my legacy to be, that I was a very visual person & always tried to stay original with my ideas & was very creative with my work, I want people to remember me as a hard working individual, that always tried to challenge myself ,break barriers & help others achieve their goals

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been creating music since 2004 & there is no sign of me stopping, I’m proud of the accomplishments I’ve made by showcasing my music & making connections in the industry, I got this far where I am today is because i never gave up I stayed humbled & made great connections with other artist, it wasn’t an easy journey because I’ve had some family members & friends that didn’t believe in my dreams, but the lesson I learned in my life is to never give up, it’s your life, you only live once! I want the world to know, when doors closed in my face, people laughed, & said I couldn’t do it, I never gave up & stayed consistent

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’m from South Central LA! If friends came to visit one of my favorite spots to have some burgers are “A-1 burger”, I’ve been going there since I was a kid, to hang out & have drinks is a dope bar called “La Cita” it’s been there since I was a kid, you walk in the setting is very nice with red lights when you come inside, & and has the most talented local artist that hangs out there too, my favorite beach is “hermosa beach” the vibe is nice, the water is beautiful & you get to see some of the most beautiful beach homes on the walk way

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I met this guy name Ivan “Irez” Alvarez who I met in 2012 at his home studio based in Orange County, California. ever since he’s engineered & recorded my music, Ivan & I has remained friends on a professional level, Ivan has accomplished so much in his career as a producer & music engineer working on power 106 FM radio to Top charting hip hop artist, but remains humble & that’s what I respect about him, if you’re ever in Los Angeles or Orange County, CA he’s the guy you want to book.

Instagram: @LaRonSantiago

Twitter: @LaRonSantiago

Facebook: LaRon Santiago

Youtube: https://youtube.com/user/LaRonSantiagoMusic

Image Credits
Santiago Heidelberg Autumn Young-Clophia

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