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

Hi Korin, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I’ve been taking risks my entire life. Taking risks early on allowed me to find myself earlier than most peers. I figured out what I wanted to do in life and started working at it from young. My family has never understood my risk-taking, but they always admired it and learned from it. I believe I inspire them to want to give themselves more. Taking risks gave me every opportunity I ever received. It forced me to never be scared, because once I jumped off the ledge, I was going to be the only one able to do what needed to be done. I was never satisfied with being safe. I was never good at providing a specific type of security for myself (in my mom’s eyes) because I was always thinking about what was next or how I could make what I was doing better. The only way you could do that is by taking a risk and believing that your vision exists at the end of the tunnel. It allows you to find your position or make your position instead of playing a role that someone else wants you to play and I will never play a role someone else wants me to play unless it’s a movie! Being a risk-taker has allowed me to process ”no’s” and ”maybes.” I’m not scared of hearing no because somehow, I’ll make it a yes. Risk-takers make it happen.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think what I love most about my art is the cinematic feel i exert, as well as the creativity level being on a level not many are thinking about at this age or in the R&B genre. I come from a film background; therefore, I see things differently. I’m a very visual person. I may not be good at explaining something but I can draw it out and give you a visual representation. It took a lot of patience and experience to get where I am today but I understand why it took the time it had to. I had to mature in certain ways. I had to meet a lot of people, and keep up those relationships that ended up becoming full circle moments. I wouldn’t say it was hard,  but it wasn’t easy. The hardest part had to be never losing faith and keeping the dream alive. Now the vision for my visual project is clear and coming to life. I’m always evolving, working on my art. Hoping to bring a few scripts to life as well. The best has only yet to come.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
AH SEE… I’m more of a homebody and I only truly enjoy home-cooked meals, my other friends usually take me to restaurants I never remember the names of, but I’m the friend that cooks every day so they come to me to eat well. But there is one place I love in Atlanta it’s called Revery, it’s a virtual reality bar. I’m super into games and VR so I enjoy it. Every time I go I have a blast and meet the most creative people. You never know who you’re gonna meet. It’s probably the funniest place I’ve ever been in Atlanta. Another place I love is Code on Saturdays! It’s at Traffik in Midtown but I only go on Code nights. I go for the music. That’s rare for Atlanta, most of the DJ sets are just not my type of music so I hate going out, but Code makes me feel like I’m in a club in NYC again with my creative friends enjoying our lives like we’re on a TV show. I love horseback riding as well. There’s a place by my house and I’m taking lessons once it’s warmer again! I try to make my friends do adventurous stuff with me that they would never do.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

My mom for one. She put me in this life, she supported every single decision I ever made and has always been the one telling me to work smarter not harder.
One of my best friends and writer, Major Myjah. He has taught me more than he can imagine. I would not be here without him. He has so much patience with me. He believes in me. He will never allow me to be mediocre. He is always honest. He is a beautiful human being. Thank God and CJ for him. Thank you to Cj for introducing us. Thank you for believing me as well.
My entire team. My managers, my creative director…They are the most inspiring group of people I have ever met in my life. I can always count on them. Even when I’m not my best self they are always there to pick me up and help me become better.

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Twitter: Codenamekorin

Image Credits
@sirdified @stillgoingdesigns @banvoa @nissshoots @amir8has

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