We had the good fortune of connecting with Robin Louis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robin, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
I don’t fear risk. My parents risked it all to bring my sister and I over from Cuba when we were kids. By all, I mean their freedom, their lives, our lives. So, thinking about it now. All the risks I’ve taken in my life, on my path to success in the music industry are nowhere near the risks my parents took for freedom. I say that to say this. Anytime I think of taking a risk, I compare it to that. Taking risks is part of life man. So as long as you’re taking them to follow your dream, your vision. Have no fear. This game is not for the weak minded. Everything I’ve done in the music game to this day started by taking a risk to get to the next step, then the next, and so on. Follow your vision.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
One thing I think sets me apart from the crowd is originality. Always been myself. Always followed my vision. There are a lot of people who just copy and go. Ignoring the fact that being you is a blessing because only you can be you. So why copy a certain style, why fake a lifestyle you don’t really live. That’s not dope. I’m mostly excited about my music production, the artists that I’m producing for and my solo career as a latin artist. My second spanish single “FUEGO” is now available on all platforms and I just finished producing a record with three major artists. Can’t say who, but I know the world will dig the tune when it’s released. I got to where I am today by taking risks and following my vision. It’s super difficult to succeed in this industry. It’s cutthroat. Like I said before, not for the weak minded. I overcome all challenges because I believe in me. I believe in my talent. I believe in God. There is no class on how to make it in the music game. You learn as you go. You learn to adjust and stay focused on what is going to help you get to where you want to go. I want the world to know that I come from nothing. Even though my father was a pediatrician and my mother a librarian, both with degrees. We came from nothing. They did their best to provide for us and bring us to freedom. The love was and is still always there. That’s very important to highlight. Love. I want you to see me take nothing and make it something. I’m on my way…
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First, I would take them to the studio. Because that’s where I spent most of my time. My friends know that. You see, I don’t do much of the partying or hanging out anymore. I don’t really drink. I feel my time is very valuable so I’m really careful who I spend it with. I have a goal in mind and I’ve seriously cut out the distractions. Miami is a melting pot of cultures. There are a lot of beautiful places to see and hang out at. I’ve hung out in all the major clubs, venues, etc. I know many people who work in nightlife, who promote and party Monday though Sunday. But I’m not on that. I step out once in a while to shake hands and make sure people see me. You know out of sight, out of mind. But that’s about it.
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?
My mother and father deserve all the credit not only for creating me, but for being by my side through good or bad. They’re my biggest blessing. My best friend Alex, we call em Flaco, for just being 100 as we say. That’s my brother from another. My friend Humberto Casanova. Another brother from another. Yea you would think damn only four people? I honestly can’t say that about no one else.