We had the good fortune of connecting with Lyn Starr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lyn, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
As a parent, the most important thing that I have done that I believe has made an impact is honestly following my dreams. Every day my son gets to watch me continue to pursue everything that I want. He watches me perform, have meetings, and go to school. I want to lead by example for my son so I make sure that I am trying my best every day!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In the broadest terms, I am a musician and performing artist. I have only ever wanted to make music and perform live shows. Somehow the need to make music has led me into bartending, teaching, activism, philanthropy, academia, owning businesses, and so much more. I am a jack of all trades! I enjoy doing it all or at least knowing how to do a little bit of everything. By being a jack of all trades I am able to experience so many different events, labors, moments, and blessings that I can then use/reference to create beautiful art. I love building a project from scratch. From the lyrics to the song to the album to the show. Seeing a project grow each time, excites me the most. I believe that my growth as an entrepreneur and artist is credited to my ability to be persistent, learn, and adapt. I am constantly learning new ways to create, manage, and market my music and my company. Also, part of being an entrepreneur and an artist is to have delusional optimism and to be determined. My journey hasn’t been, and isn’t easy. I never expected chasing my dreams to be easy. Each day brings a new challenge and every challenge has its own process. I have come to terms with the reality that nothing lasts forever, not even problems. My goal is to always stay level headed and conscious of where I am and where I want to go.
Before I leave this earth, I want the world to recognize my originality and my uniqueness as an artist. With I want to be authentically me in whatever I do, no matter if I am rapping, singing opera, teaching, or running a business.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my friend was visiting LA for a week I would take them to: LACMA
Any USC underground show
Santa Monica Piere
Kiss Kiss Bang
Dave’s Hot Chicken
And lastly, I would have to take them to Griffith Observatory because they need to see the city from that view!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shout out to my mom for raising a warrior, my dad for raising a hustler, and my son for lighting my fire!
1. Photo Orange Coat: Donyisha Wooley 2. Sitting in street: Mike Schwarz 3. Red Coat: Mike Schwarz 4. Fists up: Mike Schwarz 5. Alone on stage with hand up: Sarah Bader