We had the good fortune of connecting with 8bit Rex and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rex, what principle do you value most?
Authenticity. I think in times like these, with the way things are set up, and how easily fooled or lied to society is. I know that authenticity is one thing that is a rare, and very much called for to bring balance to what molds our society. It matters to me because I want to able to embody the full definition of authenticity, in my work, in myself and how it’s all presented.
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 think what sets me apart from others is my fearless want, to share every part of me, all my inner secrets, my fears, my worries, my traumas, my wins, my loses. In hopes that we can relate, and find a way to grow from it. I think one of the things I’m most proud of, is my resilience and the resilience of the people I work with. There’s not a gap, we can’t bridge or a wall we can’t climb. I think that’s just a survival tactic for any part of life or success. I also was able to collaborate with one of my own favorite artist “Mick Jenkins” on a unreleased track, I have tucked away. What I believe has led me to where I am today, is I took the work, and myself more seriously. You have to see yourself in what you believe, then work for it, like you have it. It’s a lot of work, and there’s still so much more to be done. Just remember to always find your way back to enjoying what you do, no matter what happens. The most important lesson I’ve learned is there is no rules, do what you need to do, to get where you want, all within a respectful means. I’m saying there shouldn’t be an opportunity you deny, or isn’t for you. Until you reach where you want, everything is an open field of chances. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. I want the world know that no matter how many chapters to my story there is, I still know the ending.
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.
Man, if I have someone visiting, it’s almost an overwhelming feeling because there’s so many good places to eat, hang, and just walk around in Atlanta, even outside the city itself there’s so much to offer. I think to eat, I’d take my friends to “Caribbean Chicken & Fish” on E. Ponce de Leon. They have great food and sea-moss drinks. You also have “Revolution Donuts” who have two locations. “Chinese Dhaba”. There’s so many more to mention too. Then for places to hang, you have Edgewood, little 5-points (especially for the thrifting), Krog street, Ponce city market, are all good places to check out. Honestly though, you can’t leave Atlanta without going to the Starlight Drive-in movie theaters and catching a movie.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I think there’s a lot of people who deserve a little recognition. In no ways, am I, a one man show. A lot of people who have helped, still till this day are very much apart of why I’m still capable of growing in what I do. I owe a lot to my family, my friends and just people who have been more excited for my own success. I’ve been blessed to have opportunities, and most of which come from people around me, who want to see me succeed.