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

Hi finago, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks is a big part of life. You can’t win a game you don’t start. I actually had a problem with taking risks as a youth and I realized as I got older I was only holding myself back. You have to step out of your comfort zone. That’s where new knowledge is, that’s where opportunities are, everywhere you haven’t been already. One of the first times I took a risk was going to Atlanta to open for an artist short notice, like a couple days before short notice. Little money, no real plan, I hopped on a bus with my producer just because I got a chance. I didn’t even get to perform but I met a lot of people that ended up being very helpful to my career just because I jumped out there.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve been rapping for over ten years. Through that journey I can honestly say I’ve been about 3 artist. 3 evolutions. In highschool it was all about bars and saying the hardest lines. The battle rap era, where it was punch line after punchline. So of course my music reflected that. After I graduated I had some time to sit down and really reflect on who I was. So at they point music was about vulnerability and making everything mean something. Life happened and I went through some dark times, watching the world around me and I grew to realize that my artistry is about wisdom and passing on what I know through sounds. It’s about being stoic and vague but presenting a story that you’ll want to dig into and will be rewarded after peeling the layers.

I know I have what the world needs to hear. I know sonically what people want to feel and what sounds flow in the right way and how to layer my message on top of that, even if it seems like there isn’t one.

But the music speaks for itself, to get here was hell, and for every evolution I had to break who I was and rebuild again to be fit for what was to come. But it was all worth it and anything worth fighting for is worth breaking for

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’m actually mad I just found out they closed the Barnes and noble downtown. And then you got covid so no clubs. But yea of course you gotta hit the harbor to be basic, try the Gordon ramsay restaurant in horseshoe (the casino) I don’t gamble tho. Try a lot of the random foodspots, if you want a chicken box we going up the junction. We can find the mex on the run truck that pops up in random places. And it’s a spot called R house that’s like a food court but the standout spot I can’t even remember what it’s called but they got some chicken sandwiches in some crazy flavors. So yea most of your time with me in Baltimore gonna be spent eating. Then we going to the Gxodfellas studio to get some beats and then the real studio, maybe architect or moosehouse. And to be honest I hang out at a lot of friends houses

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to shout out to a collective of producers from Baltimore MD called The Gxodfellas. Currently making the best beats in the city

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