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

Hi Marvin, what are you inspired by?
Everything. The good, the bad, the ugly. If you believe in the idea of the Creation than you live in one and in an endless amount of inspiration. I love life, and don’t fear death, whatever happens in between is for you to dig in and the possibilities are just infinite. Think about your love life, think about the whys and the reason why you’re asking “why ?”. Think about the tree and how long it been there before you and how long it probably be after. It’s not depressing to me it’s beautiful, isn’t it amazing? Whatever you do in the long run, grander scheme it doesn’t matter, won’t matter, so do what you want! There’s no way you should feel afraid to be vulnerable because it’s a strength, your vulnerability is what brings people together, because deep down, despite all appearances we’re very similar. If those taboos, and doors are put down than I believe we’re really all mirror versions of each other. That inspired me to write, sing, dance and more and I hope that it inspires you too, reading that. Tune into yourself, desires, fear, dreams, nightmares, own them, don’t let them own you, let yourself be submerged by all of that and tap in your true potential. That inspires me.

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.
Man, people are not ready for this, it’s hard, very hard. At some point it feels so lonely, at least that’s how it felt for a long time, because when you have a dream, desire, that you wish to fulfil most people won’t get it, probably feel weird about it since you’re wiling to be giving your all and more to this. ‘Close your eyes they’ll never see your vision’ it’s one of the quotes I live by. Don’t listen to what they say, don’t see things as they wished you did, stick to your own plan. You’ll feel discouraged, lost at times, but one good day, it’s all it takes, and it’ll come, it always does, if you believe in divine timing this is it, it’ll come at the right moment, perfect timing, believe in it. My art, to me it’s more than music or clothes, at the beginning I just wanted to be an example for my community, show them we can be more than what we think ourselves capable of. I didn’t want to be a stereotype, I wanted that the ones coming up, growing up could have someone that comes from the same place as they are, went to the same school as them and share a non devise message. Sure there’s other people that does that, teachers, parents, and other figures, but kids, young people, we don’t quite listen to them as much as we do with our idols. What I’m the most proud of is becoming exactly who I wanted to be, the person I was seeing in my head years back, it just became a dream come true what’s truer than that is the work put behind it. The way things end up happening, never thought it would be like this but I’m grateful. Be humble enough to appreciate, and accept your blessings, I know that’s crazy because blessings are seen as this miraculous things, but sometimes it doesn’t come all shiny and golden. As an artist I hear the sounds, that I like, the vibe, the emotions, try to decode it and understand why I like it. Whenever I hear a song or something that catches my ear, I just decode it, my brain is a nonstop learning machine, notes, rhythm, sounds, feelings it’s like all mathematics. I see myself as a mad scientist, trying to put all these ideas together and make it work. And honestly without the fans and the support from them, the people I’ve met along the way and treating them as actual people and not just business associates but actual human beings, I wouldn’t have gotten that far. I’ve learned that in this industry you get a ‘no’ often because of how people feel about you so be nice, be human, it helped me a lot.

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.
Venice is my favourite place to be, the skate culture, food, and obviously the beach. The pear is definitely a spot to checkout if you’ve never been there, the people and the energy there can make for the greatest nights. The whaler bar is a go to simply because it’s food and the place just brings in the atmosphere of having a good time and also for some reasons I just like the look of the restaurant.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would say my fans and my supporters, they’ve allowed me to grow, learn, showed me ways that I’ve never been aware of before. My dance teacher Shauna Roberts, she believed in me gave me free classes when I wasn’t able to afford them. There’s this guy, Dime, him too, talking to him is like talking ti an older brother, he understands me and shows me certain nuances that I maybe don’t get yet. He’s an amazing teacher and dancer too. My sound engineers Juliano and Mathieu both talented musicians who allowed me to horn my talents. My bestfriend layla, she endures me and helped me, picked me up when I was down,balanced me, she has to be the person I trust the most. My cousins Yourry and Justin both acting like real brothers to me giving me guidance. My art designer outlyning that’s the name she goes by, Gloria her real name, she , made all my arts, covers, designs or most of it and helped me bring my vision into fruition. Also shoutout to kcmbb that’s my crew, the friends I go with around the industry, the name stands for kid (iz) cool modest big brain, we’re basically cool kids.

Website: https://kcmbbod.storenvy.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvinvalet/?hl=en

Image Credits
Etienne Dedurocher Yourry Joseph

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