We had the good fortune of connecting with SCayos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi SCayos, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success is being able to sustain yourself, doing the thing you love. Oftentimes, people mistake success with fame or money, but true success is very simple. True success is being happy.
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 make music mainly under two different names, SCayos and B9. On SCayos, I mainly release instrumental beats I’ve produced and occasionally have a rapper or singer feature on it. On B9, I primarily post my compositions, A lot of them are classical piano records, but I also have one of my favorite pieces which I’ve ever composed called “Hope” on there, which features an orchestra, Rhodes, guitars, synths, and other cool instruments. I’m most excited about an upcoming album I have coming on the 27th of July, coming out on Lofi Records. Lofi Records is at the forefront of lo-fi hiphop music and has an audience of over 10 million dedicated fans who stream their music every day. I’m also currently making an EP with Grammy-Winning producer, Teflon Zincfence (Mahalia, Koffee, Chronixx) which infuses old-school hiphop with dancehall grooves. Even though my journey has just begun, collaborating with other cool creatives has really helped me find an audience. Additionally, collaborating is always extremely fun! out of my 50 or so songs I have up on spotify, only about 3 or 4 are solo tracks. Collaboration always makes the end product a lot better and much more polished, and I don’t see myself stopping to collaborate anytime in the future!
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.
Boston is a really cool place with a bunch of fun spots! Right outside my dorm is a really nice and cozy ramen place which is awesome, there’s also really cheap pizza right outside at supreme pizza, which is a whole experience! We gotta visit the prudential center, which has all the coolest stores and has some really good food as well! I love going to the pier to watch the sunrise, so that’s definitely on the list! The pier at any time is really pretty! Lastly, there’s this really cool ramen place called Itadaki which has some amazing food!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Lots of people have helped me throughout my journey, my parents being the first ones. They really encouraged me and pushed me to pursue an artistic career and I definitely couldn’t have done it without them. My teachers at my high school, Interlochen Arts Academy, also helped a ton, in particular, Dr. Childs really helped me understand music in a unique way. He really made me fall in love with doing music. Finally, I’d like to thank my friend and collaborator, B-Side, he really helped me find my role in the lo-fi community and got me to do the first couple of my bigger projects.