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

Hi Javan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
When I think about taking risks, I think about sacrifices of certain things that are also a necessity in my life such as work, school, etc. However, I manage to put my career above that and put more of my time into my craft and perfect it. The role that taking risk has played in my life is a very important role. It has shown me that if you don’t take that step in order to see what’s next in your career path, you may never know what it is.

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.
What sets me apart from others is that I have fun with the pressure put upon me when it comes making these different beats for different artists. I love to dig deep with my creativity. I’m most proud of the relationships I built with certain people in the industry and I’m excited for the work that has been made lately; a lot of hits!

I got to where I am professionally by staying focused and consistent on my craft and pushing myself to keep going in every way possible. I can’t settle for mediocre, I have to keep at it. It wasn’t easy; I’ve had countless sleepless nights where I wouldn’t sleep till I got a lot of music done. I’ve had to cancel plans to go cook up, even certain relationships with people ended over this music. However, I didn’t stop working.

Lessons I’ve learned along the way are to always read energy in a room before projecting yours, always remain yourself, and be humble, but confident as ever in your work. Never let anyone try to dim your light that you deserve!

I want the world to know that a new sound is coming. Violation; we’re about to go crazy and continue to go crazy! Always keep at it with what you’re doing, never let outsiders get in your head. Stay tuned in for more great things!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to
take them around to?

I’d honestly would take them to Imani NYC. We’d eat some amazing ackee and salt fish rolls, oxtail with rice and peas, have some great drinks. Go to a couple museums and walk through Times Square, do some shopping in the city. To end the day off; we’d go see the sunset by the water

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to shoutout God. All thanks and praises to Him for bringing me this far in my music career. I’m ready to see further in this industry. I also want to shoutout my mom and dad for keeping me focused on my music and supporting me the whole way through. Shoutout to my friend Madai for putting me in this position for this interview to take place. Most importantly, my team Violation. I shout them out so much because this team is more than just a team to me, they’re like family. We all help and look out for each other. We all want one thing for one another; and that one thing is to see everyone win!

Instagram: @javan.wallace

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