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

Hi Ayo, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I honestly see risks as opportunity for growth. It may not be guaranteed, but when taking risks for a better cause you’ll never really lose. Even if u don’t end up meeting your expectations or goals, You still may end up meeting someone unexpected that could benefit u and your business in the long run. If it wasn’t for me taking risks earlier on in my journey I wouldn’t be here today to share my story. Without risks there’s no growth.Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Being a musician born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands sets me apart from a lot of other music producers because of the many cultural influences exposed to me as a child. I wasn’t producing frequently before I moved to Georgia. It wasn’t until I moved that I began building this sound which consisted of numerous cultures that I’ve been influenced by and I realized that and used it to my advantage. I’ve always had an extreme passion for music, and after realizing what I could do with this passion and drive I decided to dedicate more time and effort into the craft. Over small periods of time I would notice inches of growth and it kept me hungry. Eventually I started hanging around other producers and creatives to work and learn more. Through the process of my growth I’ve experienced many challenges such as beat block, depression, lack of self motivation, anxiety, exhaustion and even just being broke. Honestly, I still go through beat block but I’ve learned to back away for a while if I need to and get back to it later. One thing I’ve recognized on my journey is that, as a creative you never really want to get too caught up in your own head because it can and will affect your creative space. If an idea is not working out its ok just move on to something else that’ll further your career. Being a producer in the music industry your job is to always stay working. As far as ” Ayo Rodey ” is concerned, I just plan on networking with more artists and creatives and putting out more amazing music for the world to hear and love.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?
Ok, lets see. For breakfast spots we would probably have to do maybe some Chick-fil-A, I HOP or First watch. Lunch more than likely would be Chick-fil-A again, Wingnuts and probably some Fireside or Cool Runnings. For dinner I think I just might have to go with Chick-fil-A one last time, Maybe some PaPa Does or R Thomas. As far as spots to hang out at or visit, I would have to go with Centennial Park, maybe the Coca Cola Factory and the Aquarium for sure. There are other cool places too like Six Flags and the cheesecake factory, even the movies is cool but it got to be an ” SMG ” Studio Movie Grill or an AMC theater.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Yes, there are a few people I would like to shout out and thank because i think a lot of times people may just see one or two faces in the lime light of success when in actuality to be successful at anything in life you’ll always need help along the way. First off I’d like to shout out God for everything, without him nothing is possible! Shout out my God brother Masada for introducing me to the craft, I feel like if it wasn’t for him I would of never known I had the gift to create music digitally. Next id like to shout out my brother Jason Young. He taught me everything I know about the software I currently use to produce, and to this day he still shows me little tricks to make my workflow easier. As far as my every day team players, I’d like to shout out my brothers Jordan Duverney, Leo Sibilly, Aaron O’Neal also known as ” Mystro ” and Jamall Sprauve. Without these Specific people in my life my journey wouldn’t look as easy as it may seem. They keep me motivated and always hungry for more, they inspire just about every choice I’ve made in this industry thus far. Also, they all played major rolls in connecting me with just about everyone I work with currently. Shout out both my bestfriends for sticking by my side and having faith in me even at times that I thought I wasn’t getting anywhere. As a creator its very important that you keep a small circle of similar minds and I appreciate them for being a few of those similar minds. Last but not least, I want to shout out my mom and dad for fully supporting me through this journey. They really deserve the world for all the sacrifices the’ve both made for me to be where I’m at today.

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