We had the good fortune of connecting with Dexter Brandon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dexter, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
Having been through many different seasons the hardest lesson I’ve learned is that failure has many faces and so does success. Seasons change and bring different experiences that can either help shape you for the next or weigh you down moving forward. In order to make the most of each opportunity you must go into the opportunity with passion and a willingness to learn – not a fear to fail. You learn more when you are open to what each experience can teach you.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Honestly nothing sets me apart from anyone in terms of the way I make my art. It’s the Man behind the art that is different yet the journey is the same. For anyone who is in the pursuit of their passion will tell you the same thing; Believing in yourself, having patience & faith will get you through some of the most challenging seasons you’ll face as a human being. Was it easy? Nothing ever is, but if you live long enough you might be able to make it easy for someone else. My brand is my legacy and the legacy isn’t over.
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?
I’d take them to some of the best hiking trails in North Georgia and be present with God on the top of a Mountain. After that, go and drive around Atlanta at night in silence. Don’t get me wrong – there is a lot to do in Atlanta. I have some great friends who do some great things, but some of the scenery here in Georgia gets passed up for a night some don’t remember. I tend to want to experience life in silence and then create when the feeling is right.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The Bible, The Fam, Bae & The Haters. Special shoutout to Obi Ukeje aka Young Apollo, Sam Wikina of Primavera Pictures, Chris aka Ukno, Neil Shah The Giant, Young Carlos with The Cam and Quan aka Marq Beyond for the love and support they always show.
Sam Wikina & Carlos Quinones of Primavera Pictures LLC