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

Hi Retesh, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
The most difficult decision I had to make was moving to LA for music without a plan or friends/family. I did not know what to expect or if I was making the right decision. I took a chance on myself to get closer to my dreams leaving my family and friends behind.

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 started making music the summer after my first year in college. I started off by making beats and then started to rap and write. It was a tough journey at first, most of my art wasn’t very good. But with repetition and dedication, I improved my art. I created my own sound by using my unique voice and upbringing to set me apart from others. I’m most proud of my latest project called “Before Fame”. I went through a lot in the process of making that project, but it allowed me to create my best music. It took a lot of hours in the studio to get to where I’m at now. I believed in myself and knew my music was different. I learned the road to success is not easy, the farther you go the harder it gets. You have to stay strong, believe in yourself and stay committed despite the obstacles you face.

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?
I would take my friends to the beach if it’s hot and then 1212 for brunch. They have the best pancakes in LA. If they like tacos/burritos, I know a hidden spot near Lincoln Park. If they want peaceful vibes, I would drive out to Malibu or drive through the hills during the evening time.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
To the people who have supported me along my journey.

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