We had the good fortune of connecting with ChrisIVIiami and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi ChrisIVIiami , do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I think when going for a particular goal or dream “giving up” should never be an option. You must always keep pushing no matter you are going through at the current time. Life will throw all sorts of things at you, sometimes even for the better. Overall, never give up.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I have been working on music since early 2015, I’ve always wanted to do music since I was younger, however I never got serious with it as a kid of course; I just wanted to go outside and ride my bike with friends or play the game. Before I saved up to get an iMac I downloaded an app that you could make sounds on(would not even call it beats because it was terrible) which lead to me getting more serious. In a couple months time I made a lot of “sounds” on the app and sent it to my friend Lex who told me “if you can make beats on a phone you could really make beats on a computer”. Those words stuck with me, and ever since then I have been on my grind every single day. As far as it being easy, no definitely not. With working about 60hrs a week for the past 4+ years it has not been too easy, however when going with this particular endeavor you have to know what you are getting into and know everything takes time unless you are just born into it. In this industry I have learned that everyone who does music is not always as serious as you are which is honestly the biggest obstacle I am still trying to overcome but its coming along. To answer the last question I want the world to know that hard work really does pay off in the end and no excuse should stop you from doing what you want to do in life.
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.
Honestly food is like my bestfriend haha, my favorite spots to eat if you know me you know where I am going. Fellini’s pizza…TOP tier pizza if you like pizza you should be eating at Fellini’s. Village Burger…Favorite burger spot, nobody else has better burgers. Shogun, if you like Hibachi Shogun is the best hibachi place and actually the first hibachi place I have ever had. Wingstop…People hate on Wingstop but honestly if you go to the right (very few) ones its good. Their ranch is the best ranch hands down, and Rick Ross is one of my favorite rappers and from Miami so I am supporting. Favorite places to be in Atlanta is the Airbnbs believe it or not, I get the most inspirational when inside an Airbnb with a view…
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My first biggest shoutout would most definitely be god, would not be where I am today without him. Second shoutout would be to my mother, she is my biggest inspiration for you sure and I would do anything and everything to make her happy even through the hard times. Third shoutout would definitely be my dad and grandparents, my day one supporters. Lastly I would like to shoutout to everybody that is listening(including my artists) and will continue to listen in the years to come because I am still in the beginning stages….