We had the good fortune of connecting with Will Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Will, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I never shy away from taking risks. I’m an optimistic person so I learn a lesson from every possibility that comes with the risk. Although this mentality has cost me a lot of money, there has never been a true waste of my time. There has always been a silver lining in my journey. Most times there’s a blessing in disguise so I see things from a glass half full perspective. Probably the main reason why I have handled risk-taking so well is because i practice manifestation frequently. I’ve seen everything that I am going to accomplish so whatever lessons that I learn along the way are only bringing me closer to my goals. You have to have unmovable faith and a super solid foundation in order to succeed in such a cutthroat industry.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My name is Will Adams, I am a versatile musical artist.
A little bit about me: Growing up both of my parents were in jail for a good part of my life and I was adopted by a white man named Brian Gibson aka Candyman, who I now call my dad. I’ve learned that creating music helps me love myself on a deeper level while acknowledging traumas that I have experienced growing up. Instead of looking outward for help dealing with my emotions, I’ve used music to find peace within myself. It’s made me become my own psychiatrist in a lot of ways. Thriving in the entertainment/music business is going to create a variety of avenues for me to help people around the world. I feel called to do more, be heard, and impact the world with how genuine of a person I am. I am truly one of a kind and my intentions are pure. When I become successful in the music world, I plan to give back to those in need and use my platform in a positive way.
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?
I live in Charlotte, NC at the moment so there are so many places to go. I would definitely take them to the inner city/downtown area, it’s beautiful. Downtown we would go to Ink and Ivy, a nice restaurant with an outside dining area right next to BB&T ballpark. A couple of other places downtown are: The Epicenter and a club/bar that i like called Prohibition. I would also take them to South End which is another major area in Charlotte. Good clubs there are: Slate and Oakroom and a lot of different restaurants as well. I would take them to the Noda area as well where there are many restaurants and just a smaller/old timey version of downtown.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
GOD! My family, My manager, My fans!
Paulo Coehlo’s “The Alchemist” which was recommended by my grandmother, Debra Jean Bonner, may she rest in peace; has helped me tremendously.
Shout out to my grandfather, Michael Edward Berryman, as well; if he never would’ve had me and my brothers bumping to some old school r&b in his big green truck as toddlers, i know for a fact i wouldn’t be the artist i am today.
My family knows who they are, they are solid and keep me grounded and support me in anything i do.
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