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

Hi Shaquille, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I have always loved creating things ever since I was a kid, and I love the creative process as well. To me it’s one of the best feelings in the world to make something out of nothing. Once we become adults, it seems that we forget how to have fun, and enjoy our time on earth. I wanted to make an attempt at making my career something that I love to do.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My music is my main form of art. Although I write and I act as well, music has always been at the forefront. The most exciting thing for me is that I learned how to create music all alone from scratch, so this allows me to stand out. My music is set apart from others because of the authenticity behind it. I spent so many years developing my own sound, and it has been a lot of fun.

A lesson that I learned on the way is to keep working and developing your sound, and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.

I want the world to know, that it’s okay to be different.

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 friend to an event called Black on the Block. It has a ton of dope food trucks and clothing booths. I had a friend take me there as one of my first experiences here and it was great! As weird as DTLA is lol I would take my friends there for the night life, I’ve had fun downtown for sure!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shoutout Courtney for always making sure I remember to go after my dreams. I also want to shoutout my entire family for always believing in me.

Website: https://linktr.ee/less.plus

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Twitter: twitter.com/cptnnobeard

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC3uP4m9_pa77KhbsFIS7DLg

Image Credits
Sean Bartley Anthony Whiting

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