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

Hi Shaddon, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I just didn’t want to work under anyone no more and my music career felt like something I could realistically start building on to make that reality. It was more “Ok I’ve had enough let’s get serious about this.” 

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.
I’m a musical artist and I feel what sets me apart for others is just my honest love for sound. I’m an auditory learner n certain sounds can make you feel a certain way, or make you understand something/situation better. For example the violin during a sad moment seems to boost said emotion. With that being said I like to create moods with my sounds and I just fell like that’s not what music is about nowadays. I got where I am today through just hard work and consistency. It definitely wasn’t easy not only does making music cost money, but you also have to have fanbase. But that also introduced me to different sounds for different people which help me get to where I am today. So just stay tuned I have some big things on the way

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Atlanta is such a beautiful city I don’t even know where I’d start. I say for sure we would have to go sightseeing just walk the streets of atlanta. It’s so many top tier restaurants it wouldn’t matter where we eat. Atlantic station is a must, Lenox, there’s so many museums/sightseeing places I don’t think I have the space to talk about the whole week. But it’d definitely be lit.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I just want to shoutout my friends, I mean my REAL friends. They always had my back but they weren’t always on my side. Like if I did something that wasn’t “it” or they felt like I could’ve went harder in other areas then they let me know. That just help me build myself and consistently get better

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