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

Hi $hadow, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
“If it’s not risky, it’s worthless!” Going outside is risky but we go outside for enjoyment, necessities, and curiosity. If going outside is worth the risk just imagine taking the risk to pursue your dreams. Im risking it all to pursue my dream and I know one day it will payoff. The universe only accept two types of currency which are time and risk. Im paying with both and you should to.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My music is my art. Whats makes my music so special is its authenticity. For example, I named my first album Foreshadow to connect with my stage name “Shadow”. Foreshadow – a warning or indication of a future event. I’m the future event and my album is the warning. Every song on the album is connected to my interests, past experiences, and the culture. On the song Reminisce I said “I swear I wrote this sh*^ for y’all, I aint write this sh^% for me.” I love that line because I wanted my audience to know even with the album titled Foreshadow I wanted them to know the album was created with them in mind as well. Throughout the process of creating the album the release date was the most exciting part. Every artist knows the feeling. Its very nerve wracking and exciting at the same time. Very impossible to know what to expect so it’s really a bunch of mixed emotions. When I released Foreshadow it was a day late because my previous audio engineer couldn’t locate one of the songs. Luckily, another artist that featured on the song was able to retrieve the song and we was able to send everything off to the digital platforms. That ruined our relationship and forced me to seek after another audio engineer. It may have been one day late but that’s only because another artist came to the rescue. It could’ve been worst. The lesson i learned from this is to always have a back up plan and store your own material and don’t depend on the audio engineer.

Furthermore, I want to tell the world “Be yourself so you don’t have to lie to the world” and that’s what my brand represents.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First things first, if you visit Miami you got to have brunch. Depending on your pockets you can start with the affordable but tasty spots like First Watch, Another Broken Egg, Yard bird, and American Social. Now, if you’re looking to impress somebody or just feeling fancy you can do brunch at Ch’i, Bonefish Grill, and Brimstone. Besides brunching Miami has some of the best strip clubs. Just to name a few, Tootsies, G5, and King Of Diamonds. After all the strip clubbing going to the beach is a must. If you’re a sports fan you can always catch a game we literally have a team for every sport.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my audio engineer “Holla Fame”. He very talented and amazing work ethic. I may write the music and lay the vocals but he does the most important thing. Which is make me sound good. Also he always giving good advice and best practices. He contributes a lot towards my success.

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