We had the good fortune of connecting with Gary The Destroyer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Gary, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I always had this love for art and music I couldn’t explain since day one, and I feel like there’s no limit to being an artist/creator…you can literally be or create whatever you want, it’s crazy. There’s no rules or “rights and wrongs” to being who you wanna be when you create a universe for yourself, so i decided around 17 years old to start creating that universe for myself. Very liberating. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is pretty weird haha I don’t even understand it at times, but for some reason grabs attention every time, and I can honestly say it’s wasn’t easy to get even where Im at with this music and art…it’s a long, winding, non linear road..trust me. The more I learned, the more I realized how far i had to go..but you don’t give up there, that’s the fun part haha in 2018 I completely stopped producing content so I could take a couple steps back and relearn & rebrand everything I’ve created before…which was the hardest thing to do at the time…i had to rebuild my confidence too and the only way to do that is to trust your vision and drop that work haha being an artist isn’t easy if you’re really passionate about it

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I honestly don’t go out…like I’ll take you to krogers for fun haha im either in the house or out getting food….sometimes you can catch me hiking at sweetwater or going for a little walk at piedmont park but that’s pretty much it

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Definitely want to shoutout my collective group “Elefant Tusk”! Jack, Astro, Anthony, Lotus…I literally wouldn’t have the confidence, skills, or resources I have without them. We all been homies before the artist stuff so the chemistry and energy is already there. And plus it’s wild growing along side with other amazing ass artists

Website: https://garythedestroyer.bigcartel.com/
Instagram: Instagram.com/garythedestroyer
Twitter: Twitter.com/garythedestroy
Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCXRPmHTWjZc6Undq-8fNskQ
Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Xbf0Jjjx3JphfhL6OaxE3?si=uZzm1PV9SNWPNUxYffBSOA

Image Credits
Gary Freeman

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