We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Rodriguez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anthony, how do you think about risk?
Risk is extremely important. Life is full of risks and I take them knowing I might be worth it. An example of a risk I took in life has gotta be the risk of moving out on my own. It was a scary risk, as it should be for any new adult moving out. I was making just enough per week to make it at the place I was working. I felt that it was the better option for me, so I took it. It was definitely risky and scary. But I managed it well, and it allowed me freedom in owning my craft and future career. Another great risk I took that was most recent, was taking a small break from college, to focus on the career. I want to be a professional youtuber, music creator, and video editor. I have auditioned for Americas Got Talent a few times, worked hard, so on and so forth. I am taking the risk of taking a break off from college to focus only on the youtube channel, music choice, and video editing skills. For one year I will focus on learning everything I can and owning the craft I have chosen. Taking risks is important. They teach you lessons. With risk comes either making it, or failing, and failure is the biggest lesson. Most of the greatest lessons come from failing. Risk also comes with success. You just have to risk it all sometimes. But the end result will make you stronger and more confident in the career or life you’re persuing.
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 beatboxer, voice impressionist, sound effects nut, video editor, and music creator. I create music out of nothing but human vocals. I use beatboxing, put it into a studio to record it, and edit the vocals to sound more instrumental. I am super excited for the future! I want to help people who are struggling with life and difficult problems. I learned alot of lessons in my past, and I want to share the lessons I learned through music. There is an album coming out in 2021 called Traveled Roads, and its all about the lessons I learned through the roads I have traveled. I don’t like to dwell on what happened, cause it’s nothing compared to what others have gone through. But the lessons learned from them are priceless.
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?
Unfortunately I’m not one to travel or do much. I mostly work so I’m either at school, work, or at home working on music or videos. I prefer Cheddars sometimes. Or a Sushi joint.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Alot of thanks goes to my parents and family. Super thankful for their support. I’m also giving a shout out to my Uncle, Marcus Sterling, and my other Uncle, Jokester954. Jokester is also a growing youtuber like me, and he shouts me out and helps me whenever he can. Also a shout out to Anthony Engel! He was my 100th subscriber. There is so many people that deserves so much support and thanks. Another friend of mine, who’s my closest friend in real life, is Indie. He’s another beatboxer in Jacksonville and has supported me since the beginning.