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

Hi Uno, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
For me it has to be a 50/50 split. If you spend too much time working, you can miss out on life and it can get stressful. On the other hand, too much partying and in the clubs all the time is also something I never been into. I guess I move a little different now that I’m older and been thru more in life. I just want money now minus all the negativity and hate.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I learned in this Music game that you have to be able to take the bad with the good. You have to be able to take criticism. You have to be patient and open minded to trying new business ventures instead of just focusing on the musical aspect of the industry. I had to learn to separate my business dealings from my personal life and keep the two completely apart. We only see the up side of the industry the highs and influxes, but it’s a dark side to it that’s completely foreign to some.

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.
When ever I give visitors a tour of Southern California, I try to stay away from the main sports tourist visit. Not me, I’m taking you straight to the Ghetto. We’ll make a quick stop in Pasadena, CA to show you the sights of my home town, then head to Los Angeles and exit Crenshaw. There’s so many dope spots to eat at and experience in LA that you could spend a day just driving around and eating. I also like to hit up Holly wood and smoke a cigar on the Walk of Fame while taking in the sights.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My wife has been the sole driving force in my life the last decade so I would have to give her credit. It was a lot of times in my life where the streets had me against the wall mentally. A lot of the times I was depressed from losing friends to Gang Murders or street BS, and I really wasn’t motivated any more. She sat me down and put things back in perspective. I wouldn’t be where I am mentally if it wasn’t for her in my ear motivating me to keep going. That’s Facts.

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