We had the good fortune of connecting with LB VIII and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi LB, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
I believe if the passion is there you should always keep going, no matter what. It’s ok to slow down or take a break but I’ll rarely advise someone to flat out give up, that’s something you need to decide for yourself. I will say though, you should always put yourself and your mental health first. If what you’re pursuing is taking a big toll on your mental health and taking a break or slowing down isn’t cutting it then maybe it’s time to move on. Don’t let your goals suck the passion or happiness from your life. That being said if you realize that you’re no longer passionate about what you’re doing, it’s safe to say you should probably hang it up. There is no point in doing something you find no value in, regardless of the success.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
My music is a mixed bag with tracks ranging from melodic easy to vibe with songs to more lyrical pieces with plenty of metaphors and punchlines nonetheless I believe what sets me apart is my versatility and willingness to experiment with new sounds and ideas. I tend to take more time to put out tracks which is not a bad thing in the sense of quality but with my career still being young I feel that being consistent is something very important that I need to work on. Getting to the stage I’m at now was not easy but I’m Just getting started and I have a lot to learn and improve on. I’m proud of all of the connections I’ve made with different artists and supporters and all of the small milestones I’ve reached but I’m definitely excited for what the future holds as well as the release of all the music I’m working on currently. I just want the world to know that LB VIII is someone to keep an eye out for.
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?
South Florida has so many places to go and things to see and I’m honestly not a person of plans, I tend to just figure it out as I go. I would say that if you’re not from Florida you definitely have to stop by Publix and get a Pub Sub it’s pretty much mandatory, aside from that I’d say to hit up Don Ramon, Flavors Caribbean restaurant, Tacos Al Carbon and as many hole in the walls Caribbean restaurants as possible. When it comes to things to do I guess we’ll just have to wing it and see what’s out there, because although I’ve lived in Florida all my life I’m always finding new places to explore.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First of all, I have to give credit to my brother and fellow artist Javii. I have know Javii for years, way before the idea of making music was even a thing and he has always been supportive of my decision to make and pursue a career in music. In fact Javii was actually the person who convinced me to take music seriously and publicly put my music out on the internet. Secondly I would have to shout out my close friend and photographer/designer, Abner Bautista who has constantly shown support by showing up to as many shows as possible, listening to and sharing all my music as well as helping me with pictures and visuals for my social media. I can’t give credit to anyone without mentioning Bunny in the Hat/SWED, more specifically Spizzy Knocks, OG Horus, King Swed and Mike Switch who have always shown a mutual support and were also the people behind the first showcase I performed at. Lastly but certainly not least I wanna shout out Flex Loaiza, Sadbludemon, Droski, Emyhr Rhymes, and Gold G who are a few artists who have constantly shown support, most of whom I’ve worked with and a few I plan to work with.