We recently connected with YungM3tro and have shared our conversation below.
YungM3tro, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. We’d love to hear the backstory behind a risk you’ve taken – whether big or small, walk us through what it was like and how it ultimately turned out.
The biggest risk I’ve taken as been doing music full time. I always knew I wanted to be an artist, even when I was a little kid, but it wasn’t until recently I started prioritizing it. Just a few years ago I was a college student, and I was going to a school hours away from the city I was living in. I would commute daily back and forth between college and the studio just so I can record and make music everyday. I realized as long as I made music a hobby or a second priority I would never be as successful as I wanted to be. I decided to stop going to school and pursue music full time, and I haven’t looked back since.
YungM3tro, before we move on to more of these sorts of questions, can you take some time to bring our readers up to speed on you and what you do?
Music has always been present throughout my life, but I started to focus on it going into my junior year of college. To really fight for something and to push for it, you have to know it’s your purpose, and for me that is music. I say this because, it’s not only about beats and a melody, it’s about the impact, the lessons, the relieve and stories that you can give to somebody, anywhere listening. Day by day I see myself growing into a Shepard, through my struggle and through my gains I have developed a flock. I am GREAT, but I am much greater because of my team. You know one thing you don’t see is people giving attributions to all the systems it takes to make it, and get what you need done. I am very grateful to have learned and gained to where now I am not just a leader, but also a director. It all started by taking path that follows my passion. Where I’m at currently at, I am at a place I’m ready to give people a feel of who I am, where I come from, and more importantly the African Diaspora. Yung M3tro is the name, Entertainment’s the game!
Is there something you think non-creatives will struggle to understand about your journey as a creative?
One misconception about artist and especially musicians is that it’s easy. Other jobs have the respect that musicians don’t have, people assume musicians don’t have to work as hard as people in other fields. I think this is because people are unaware the amount of work that goes into making music, there’s a lot of technicality and engineering that goes into it. But this aspect of the music industry is not really highlighted, and people just assume it’s all fun and games. It’s not always fun, it’s not always enjoyable, it’s work-hard work. There’s days where I don’t want to work, but I have to get up and still do it because I know it’ll be worth it.
: Is there a particular goal or mission driving your creative journey?
My main goal is to make Westside Creative Agency a household name. W.S.C.A is a collective of creatives where we have artists, photographers, videographers, live band, models, dancers, designers and stylists. We specialize in making top quality work and bringing a story to life, whether it’s through the writing, recording, visuals, or marketing. We’re known for quality. I am most proud of the passion that everyone has for their craft and the company, everyone put in their one hundred percent. I want all of us to be successful and for our craft to be recognized and shared globally.
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