We had the good fortune of connecting with Martrell Royal and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Martrell, any advice for those thinking about whether to keep going or to give up?
To keep going or give up all depends on the person. I personally would never tell anyone to give up on anything. You should always keep going. If you have dreams and aspirations you should always keep going till they come true, then keep going. Hard work, networking, taking big risk, encouraging others to keep going can go along way. You never know where this life can take you.
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 I am most proud about is how far I’ve progressed since starting my creative journey. With me it’s a package deal, you’ll get modeling, music and art. I was recently published on the 804th issue of Marika Magazine. I was extremely excited about that. Just last year I performed at my first concert “CyberPunk 2020” in Atlanta the same week I recorded my first single Bounce ft. Mason Indigo. The year before that I walked in my first fashion show “Fashion Haus Vol 3.”in Houston, TX. All year I’ve been blessed to have been selling paintings. Both in the US and in Canada, where I currently reside. These accomplishments did not come easy at all. I’ve been modeling since 2016. I often had thoughts of self doubt and felt stagnant. I just kept trying to better instead of trying to be the best. I realized that I could do anything and that I would never fail at anything that was meant for me. I moved to Houston in 2016 and started surrounding myself with people that had the same dreams and goals as I. From that moment on I slowly began to build my portfolio and work on perfecting my craft. Networking was one of the best things I could’ve done for my career. I learned that you can succeed while helping those around you by building community. Yes people have dreams and aspirations but it’s easy to get lost in that. You’re not the only one in the world with a dream. By helping others you and being a good person you’ll always get far. I want the world to know that there’s still people in the world that care about other people. I still have a long way to go. I’m very much excited for the future.
I’m performing live at Lens Head Studios on August 14th. In celebration of Wayward Weekend, a 3-day event honoring the release of Mason Indigo’s debut album WayWard Son. Tickets are on sale now in my linktree. Which is located in my social media bios.
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?
Okay I’m gonna give an itinerary for Houston for my friends back home since thats where I’ll be living again this summer. If I had a friend visit for a week. I would have us go to The Breakfast Klub, Black Walnut Cafe, Snooze Am Eatery, Shipleys for breakfast. Dinner and lunch would have to be at Jinya, Kura, Holman Draft Hall just to name a few. For fun we’d visit the contemporary art museum, main event, topgolf, buffalo bayou park, lots of thrift stores, the rooftop movie theater. If we were to hang out at night we can got to places like dogwood, all the bars in midtown, maybe bombshells for drinks. I didn’t name everything though, in my opinion there’s so many fun things to do in Houston.
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?
There’s a ton of people I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to! First off I’d like to thank my parents for being very supportive with every decision I’ve made since college. I’d also like to thank the rest of my family for loving me and being supportive. Special shoutout to the DMV area as well as my friends and track fam from the area. Thats where I was born and raised, thats where I realized that I was an artist and knew where my talents could take me. The shoutouts are far from over. I’d like to thank my creative family and friends in Houston. I moved there in 2016 and I was welcomed in like I grew up there. Met so many talented individuals that helped me evolve in my crafts as well as build my portfolio for modeling. Final shoutout goes to my brothers Mason and Solo. Ever since we were kids, we talked about all the things we wanted to do and wanted to be when we were older. Artists, Musicians, Models, Actors, Business Owners etc. Fast forward to the present day and we’re doing exactly that. They’ve kept me focused and motivated at my worst and want me to succeed. As do I them.
Other: Marika magazine https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1971354 Blank magazine https://blankmagazinenyc.com/features/ftsj529khl5citxr2ofyqloipvwq3l Stone Cold https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/royaltv/stone-cold Bounce ft. Mason Indigo https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/royaltv/bounce-feat-mason-indigo
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