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

Hi Charlie, why did you pursue a creative career?
For me, music was something I was always drawn to. It always spoke to me but it took awhile for me to believe for myself that I could actually pursue it. I tried doing the university thing and I got into Boston University for Electrical Engineering. It became apparent for me during my years there that I needed to stop fooling myself and just commit to music. My classes were extremely difficult and I was at the bottom of the class my whole time during the later years. I felt that I had to finish for my parents, but after graduating and going through that I learned that any path I take in life will be difficult, so I might as well just go all in on music because the thought of not doing that makes me sick, and if thats not a sign I don’t know what is.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think one thing that sets me apart from other artists is that I can pretty much do everything in the chain of making a song. I can produce, write lyrics, sing/rap, mix and master so I have the ability to really control the whole process.

Everything I learned besides producing really came from necessity since they were parts of the process I realized I needed to create a song, and it was definitely not easy. When I think back, songwriting has always been at the center of my passion. Its never been just making beats, or playing drums, or singing. In reality, all of my skills are really a means to the end of creating a great song. The feeling after creating something original from nothing, and then being able to enjoy that with other people; theres no better feeling in my book.

Ive learned that to become a quality artist, you have to just create as MUCH as you can. There is no substitute for the training your ear and mind receives after working on music continuously. There will be A LOT of bad music made at first, but just listening to your gut will go a long way. Also, its important to stop overthinking and just finish your ideas. The more complete songs you can make start to finish, the better.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There a couple of things that I would not let them leave without doing. First, get some tequeños and cortadito’s to start every day. A lot of gas stations got really good ones but Don Pan is fire too. Obviously we gotta go to the beach, I prefer the chillness of Hollywood but obviously if things get rowdy South Beach is the move. For nights out going I’d take them to El Patio Wynwood and Brickell to go bar hopping and maybe end up at the beach again at night to light one. Probably go to Roots to watch some live music and drink Kratom. Obviously it depends on the friend too because some are rowdier than others.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I give all the thanks in the world to my parents for everything they’ve done for me. Even though I may have disagreed with them at times, they always made sure I had what I needed. Literally nothing would have been possible without their contribution to my life. There has also been a handful of friends that I wouldn’t be anyone without. Those are the people that I continue to be close with to this day, and they know who they are.

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Enzo Ororosa

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