We had the good fortune of connecting with No Application Fee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi No Application Fee, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
No Application Fee has faced the lowest of the lows. Many people, and not many people, can understand what this means. When they’re cutting off your water, your electricity, your basic necessities to live, you start to consider quitting. A lot of people are not as lucky as us either. By that I mean that we had each other. We kept playing our guitars and writing music. And we poured our pain and anger into our music. How to know whether to keep going or to give up? If giving up ever crosses your mind, take a deep breath, think about your goals, and remember that anything worth doing, isn’t easy. Surround yourself with people who stick around when things get rough. They will be there for you if you will be there for them. Then, keep going.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We are currently in the studio recording our next album. This is going to be our most successful drop yet. The songs are dope, the quality is sounding beyond what any of us thought we could accomplish. It’s dope to see that hard work pays off. We’re no where near how far we want to go, but damn.. we are moving forward fast. We hope to be an example of what some kids from El Paso can do when they follow their dreams and goals till you can’t anymore.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
THIS IS A FUNNY QUESTION!!! Everyone visits LA and where do they want to go? Santa Monica, Venice, somewhere with lots of tourists and expensive parking. Come visit us? We’re partying at our house in Compton. We’re smoking till you tap out. Tequila, and lots of beer. Then, we’re getting you some food you can’t get anywhere else. Maybe some Fatburger? In-N-out? Some Mariscos? Our seafood is fresher then anyone who doesn’t live by an ocean. Also, Tara is going to cook for us and you’re going to blown away and she’s going to ruin restaurants for you because her cooking is A1. If we’re hitting the beach, it’s after midnight and we’re sneaking onto a lifeguard tower and partying there.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
No Application Fee has to shout out Tara. This women has been by our side for years. She has shared the pain and suffering with us. And as we’re coming up and ready to take our seat at the top, she’ll be right there with us. Thank you Tara! Check out her music: taraaquamala

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Image Credits
Thank for the pics Kyler! @kyamashiro

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