We had the good fortune of connecting with SE7EN and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi SE7EN, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
From Atlanta, GA (Dekalb County) I was raised on the core elements of Hip Hop. Back when choosing between playing “Hey Ya!” or “Lovers & Friends”, was the only difficult decision to make. With that said I’ve been deeply inspired by artist such as Eminem, KRS-One, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Wale, Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Ludacris, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, The Game, and many many more. Continuing the legacy of Hip Hop, I aspire to continue to push the culture forward by adding my own unique contributions. Not only in Hip Hop but all genres including RnB, Jazz, Alternative and more.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think what makes me unique is the fact that I am not afraid to stay true to myself in all facets. I stick to my own genius. Everything about my brand and businesses is different, from my podcast (Channel 7 Podcast) down to my own production style and sonic sound. In the beginning it was tough gathering this confidence because you are literally choosing to stand against the current wave and tide of what’s moving the culture and people. I spent a lot of time second guessing my talent and product because of my uniquness but, as I always reminded myself, Outkast didn’t go Diamond by trying to be like everyone else. That was my motivation.
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?
Everyone who knows me, knows I love to cook and I love to eat good food. In fact I have a whole list of food spots in my phone that I sporadically check off once I make a point to visit. My all time favorite style of food is Japanese so my go-to spot is either LanZhou Ramen or Yakitori Jinbei
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to shoutout my all time favorite album: “To Pimp A Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar because if it was not for that album, I would not be the person I am today