We had the good fortune of connecting with OneLove A.Young and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi OneLove, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I believed in Music and the power of Music. I also seen firsthand how Music could create or shift a culture or Humanity in general. I wanted to be apart of a Conscious Shift of positivity and enlightenment in mine!
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.
OneLove. The Very essence of that Word hit me like a random Pandemic.. I had to EXPERIENCE this concept before I could EMBODY it. I had to feel what it was like to be mishandled, misused, misunderstood, mistaken, and misrepresented in order to feel the level of hate and disdain id never want to feel again. From Shady Management companies early in my Career to Inflated egos from other Artists to people in my personal life not fully understanding the Journey. However through it all you overstand that nobody else is suppose to comprehend what’s for You because it’s FOR YOU. You just have two decisions: What is it suppose to look like & how are you gonna deliver the messages? OneLove and Love Village is OUR way.
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?
Honestly not much shaken during the current times! However depending on what they wanna get into; I’d take them to some dope hiking and river trail spots! Especially if they want to get in tune with nature! Midtown has some dope eating spots! OneLove Cafe ATL in West Fulton is GREAT! Sadly a lot of my favorite spots have closed because of the Pandemic. *Frown Face*
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?
Shoutout to every individual that comprises my Company, Love Village Records! It truly takes a Village without the people beside Me I wouldn’t be here today. SheetzTrck, Saint Young, Branden Adams, Satchmo, TezioSuper, OG Mijo and others are intricate inspirations God placed in my life to keep me going and in servitude. I can only Thank God for this level support I’ve received at this Time in my Life.
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