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

Hi Los, what do you want people to remember about you?
I want to leave behind a legacy of authenticity and what I mean by that is being authentic in everything you do. I feel like life is too short for you to be doing stuff you don’t really want to be doing, you only get one life so you might as well do everything you could want. We always spend so much time thinking about what we need to do to please other people when we should really be focused on making ourselves happy. If being authentic with yourself means disappointing some people or doing something different, you owe it to yourself to do it honestly.

What I want people to remember about me is that I never folded to life. No matter what I go through I found a way around it or through it, regardless of a struggle I kept it pushing. I would hope that when people remember me, they see me as a reminder to push through their struggles and always strive for the best.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is hip-hop music at its core with hints of soul and boom bap. I would say I specialize in making relatable music that anyone could relate to. I am most proud of my ability to make my own beats, I feel like that has helped me become more creative while also expanding my sound in new ways. I’m also really proud of my progress as a singer, it took me a while to finally stop being scared to let the vocals fly in order for me to express myself in a different manner. What excites me the most is the future and all the endless possibilities that are out there, I never know what opportunity might arise so I’m always eager for another day.
It took me a while to get to where I am today. I am currently 3 tapes into the game with 2 videos out and I feel like this is barely scratching the surface. I have been writing bars since I was in middle school and producing for a little bit over 2 years, it wasn’t always an easy process but the time spent learning was surely worth it.
I have learned a lot about what it means to be an artist along the way and I am able to see how everyday life is something that contributes to the art that we make. I want the world to know that I am just an ordinary guy who has an extraordinary love for music and its ability to touch the lives of others.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting the area I would take them to places such as The City, The Golden Gate Bridge, Dolores Park, Pacifica, Oakland. I would also take them to places such as Point Reyes, Muir Woods, and Land’s end for more naturistic views.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I definitely want to dedicate my shoutout to my team man. I would not be the artist and person I am today without the presence and support of my crew. My manager Milaad Seresht has helped shape my career as an artist along with being the talented man behind the scenes for all of my videos, photos, and artwork. I am not too sure where I would be without the help from him, he deserves a lot of credit for sure. I also want to shoutout the homies Jorden Kyle and RomanDoza for being part of my growth as an artist as well. We are always consistently working on music and finding new ways to improve our crafts.
Together they have all helped in the development of the art and the artist both in the studio and behind the scenes. I would not be able to do what I do without them.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/los_alva/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/L0SALVA

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSWL0jG6iZXPHY8QcLUS4nA

Image Credits
Milaad Seresht

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