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

Hi WxLF, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking has been my best friend, and motivating factor when it comes to my career. I’ve received so many opportunities by taking risks. I’ve also got into a lot of trouble by taking risks too, but in the end it’s always brought me full circle with where I need to be in my music career. The outcome has always been rewarding no matter what. This business is TOUGH, and you have to be mentally, and emotionally strong. Strategic even. Everything you do has to make sense even when you’re taking risks. My gut guides me with a lot of my decision making too. When it comes to something you love you can’t wait, you have to jump on it or it’ll become someone else’s opportunity.
This business is a revolving door that rarely comes back around twice.
Opportunities aren’t going to fall into your lap, you have to push, and be stubborn and do things that may make you look creatively insane at times. I’m more than okay with that. No risks, no reward. I’ll still take risks even when I’m where I want to be in my music career. I hope that hunger never fades.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My most proud moment is… I didn’t give up. Even when things got tough… I fought and if they got tougher , I fought even harder. The funny thing is I’m still nowhere near the finish line. Im just getting started. At one point I stopped singing, and stuck to being a song writer, because I felt like I wasn’t a valued artist in this business. I won’t say I gave up, but I definitely took a slight turn, and put more focus towards my other gift which was song writing. I had to do that because it lead me right back to my singing career (oddly enough). It’s such a funny story, but once I took a step back from singing the universe changed my life completely. I landed a major opportunity, but this time it wasn’t for just my song writing skills. It was for both my singing and songwriting.
My song was placed in a major motion picture titled “cut throat city” directed by RZA with A slew of A list actors.

That was the moment I finally felt valuable in this music business. Not that I was looking for validation, but when you’re working hard on your craft day n night ,
it’s nice to get recognition. Ever since then the puzzle pieces finally started to come together. I’ve learned when you’re tired and want to give up… don’t. that’s when something great is about to happen for you. Even if it’s not exactly what you want, just by moving, and being active in your life you will be divinely directed to where you need to be. You can’t let people work harder than you when it comes to your dreams. It’s not their vision so you can’t expect them to fight just as hard for it. I look at it as You’re going to get tired, and you’re going to want to give up , you’re going to endure a lot of BS, but I remind myself that every success story always has a humble beginning, and my story won’t be any different.

My upcoming single Isn’t out yet, but it will be around May of this year. its titled
“When luv calls”.  As a surprise
in Early April we did a “teaser release” for 32 hours Exclusively on SoundCloud. The cool part about that was, it was only out for 32 hours, and originally it was supposed to be up for 48 hours, but we took it down early.  Within the 32 hours it did over 8K streams. That was a good indication that we should release the record. We had no clue that it would do as well as it did.
I have so many more surprises in store, but I’m superstitious so I don’t really like talking about things until it actually come out… just know it’s worth the wait, and I can finally say I’m in a really great creative space with my music, and I’m in love with everything I’m making.

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?
My favorite spots in Los angeles are events hosted by the label I’m on called “ATU” founders Adrian Miller, and Om’Mas Keither. It’s Akila’s jewelry show at “mama shelter” it’s on their rooftop. A night of amazing talents and performances. I’ve hit the stage a couple of times too. I’m a big foody lol I love “elephante” in Santa Monica. The atmosphere is breathtaking. The food is even better. Ysabel is a really good place to have a cocktail, and hear great music. I’m super chill so I’m typically in the studio making music, or with family and friends. Quiet places like the beach, and anywhere I can ride my bike or skateboard is heaven to me.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m a firm believer in giving people their flowers. My management (xyion), and creative team are my life savers. Support is such a big deal when you’re trying to make a name for yourself. In my opinion it’s impossible to be successful on your own. Team effort is what makes the dream come into fruition. It takes a village.
My manager/Uncle Adrian Miller plays a huge part in my career. A mentor for sure. He pushes me to be better, and not to be ok with the bare minimum.
Adrian also can tell you about my risk taking, he probably doesn’t think that’s my best quality lol.
My mother (love her), and brother (named ‘Nice’ who’s my music producer) are my biggest supporters. My team literally consists of family and friends lol. Such an amazing feeling.
I’m so grateful for keeping me going, and helping with making my dream a reality.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wxlfwxlf_/

Youtube: https://youtu.be/ezcx9yQz37k

Other: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/7v1qGfbHiOK0lo7clSvbvt?si=hBhErVz3QhyjzTFpefrQOA

Image Credits
Phonzo Tim Johnson Nice

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