We had the good fortune of connecting with Lew Sid and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lew, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
I hardly see music as a business, but more as a tool of expression and inspiration. When I think back to how I was introduced to music and how I became attached to it, it wasn’t something that was taught to me or instructed upon my life. It was natural, my connection to songs and the moods they took me through. I became inspired to create music myself based on that connection. My only goal in music has always been to excite those same emotions in people when they hear my work. When I see that happen with listeners and fans of my work I feel like I”m serving my purpose in this world as not only an artist but a person. I come from a community where many often struggle to ever make that connection with being inspired or seeing past the situations they may be going through. My work helps both the community and the world by adding extra light to it. I try to uplift with my work, inspire, and bring new energy out of people to hopefully make them feel full of life for 2-4 minutes each time they run a song.
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 believe what sets us all apart from each other is our stories. We all walk different journeys and that makes us unique. I’m most proud of the fact I found a way to share mine in music and have it connect with so many others. Another thing that makes it feel even better is the fact I never had to fabricate any part of myself to do it. I said I’d always be 100% authentic in my music and I always have. I take and hold genuine any connection I make on my journey because of that, and feel fine with letting go of those that I didn’t for the same reason. I think expressing yourself in any public form is difficult so I’d never say it was easy, because it’s certain ways you have to do things and present them that takes a lot of time and effort. But as long as you’re doing what you love to do, it’s all worth it.
I would want the world to know and understand my brand is built on positivity and realness. The two can exist at the same time in the same space. Real isn’t always positive, my life wasn’t always in a positive position. One thing about me though I always took the perspective of seeing things as a part of where I would end up. Stepping stones to where I was going. So when I share darker moments or things from my life that weren’t so positive, I’m talking about how they helped shape me into the man I am today. Not only for myself but to see their own journey in the same way.
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 was blessed to be put on to some dope spots in LA when I first made my move out here by a couple homies I went to Howard U with so I’d kind of do the same if I had people visiting. First place we going to is ‘The Serving Spoon’ in Inglewood for breakfast that spot 5 stars every time. All week we going to food spots that’s my thing I like to eat. We hitting Roscoe’s, Wi Jammin, all the taco spots. Might slide to a Lakers game if they in season, or a Rams game that’s about all I do on the live sports side. Really though I just like to look up what everybody saying the hottest spots and then pull up and see for myself. So as a guide I’d be pretty much doing the same. I’m the type that like to be put on to spots myself so hopefully this pandemic let up so we can jump back into that.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to send a shoutout to my family, my fans, and anybody who ever truly believed in me your energy kept the artist in me alive and well.