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

Hi Space, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is a crucial part in everyone’s growth. This is doubled if not tripled when you decide to take up an artistic or creative career path. Your whole livelihood at that point is a “risk”, because now you’re somewhat at the “mercy” of your consumer. We creatives put hours of time along with our hearts, souls, blood, sweat, and tears into creating our art; and sometimes all that passion still isn’t enough for the project to come out the way we want. Risk taking has played a major role in my life. It pushes me go out and explore new outlets and exploits that I normally might not have indulged in. It’s a gamble that doesn’t always turn out in your favor, but can lead you down a path greater than you could have ever imagined. It’s caused me to break out of my shell as an artist and a person.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I make music. I feel in love with music as an adolescent it made me feel as though everything going on around me was nonexistent. It made me feel as though once I closed my eyes and was listening to music that I was one with the Universe. Whether I was troubled by something, angry, or sad none of that mattered once I had those headphones on my ears. As a 90s kid Hip-Hop Rock and R&B became my favorite genres to listen to. So I started writing poetry then from there I started rapping. Now I rap, produce, mix and master, amongst other things. What I feel sets me apart from others is my drive or more so my ambition. I’m consistently trying to push myself to grow further both in my art and as a person. I can’t remain stagnant or comfortable. I feel as those traits themselves aren’t necessarily bad but they can lead people into spaces where they cease to want to go out and live life to its fullest. I’m most excited to see how my sound evolves. I just recently graduated from the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. They taught me so much and I met so many good people. Now I’m trying to digest that information and put it to use. Getting where I’m at today was difficult I had a lot of people close to me in my ear trying to discourage me from making music and try to get me to do something more “practical” and “safe” because they thought they had my best interest at heart. I tried to do things their way but that put me in a state of war within my self. One half trying to do things their way and the other half trying to do what made me happy. Both fighting for dominance trying to gain control. I learned that you can’t live someone else’s perception or idea of your life and be happy; you’ve gotta do what’s best for you. I want the world to know that everything you think is impossible is possible. It’s just someone who told you that it wasn’t couldn’t do it. What I want them to know about my brand is that they should prepare to see a lot of me.

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.
I would first start out to Waffle House for breakfast, it’s become somewhat of a staple in the south to go there at some point. From there I’d take them to Centennial Park so they can explore the city and see the Olympic Rings. After that I’d take them to Aquarium to enjoy the aquatic scenery. From there we’d hang out at the Trap Museum. After that I’d take them out to eat at this Ramen spot called Umaidos. After that I’d take them to the Botanical Gardens. Showing them the lights at dark I feel would show off the city’s beauty. From there I’d take them to Hawks Game or a Music Concert/ event

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
God, My Family, Jordan, P.R.E.M.O., Niz, Osi, Ronin, My Fans, and My supporters.

Instagram: yungspacewalker

Twitter: spaceboomin

Image Credits
Jordan Thompkins

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