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

Hi CrashedOut, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
For a long time I wasn’t in control because I didn’t know how to take or maintain control. After I graduated from media tech I was working in different studios as the audio engineer. I had good experiences and bad experiences which comes with the journey of pursuing a career and as I continued working as a producer, I was learning more about the behind the scenes work of what to do and what not to do business wise. I still wish certain events that happened could’ve went another direction for the better but I see it all as trial and error at this point in my life. I still have more trial and errors to go through but that’s what makes us a better person at the end of the day. We learn from our losses and continue forward knowing not to fall for that same mistake again and strategize better ways to make and maintain good relationships with the right people and how to increase the profits.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Music has been the heartbeat to my life. Even back in middle school and high school I was known as the kid with the hoodie and headphones on. I listen to a variety of music from Mac Miller to Sade, Phil Collins, the Gorrilaz, Scarface, Kevin gates, 90s RnB music, jazz, Jay-Z, and a list of more. One thing all of them have in common is the elements of music and styles they implement into their recordings which has helped me standout as a music producer. I’m my own biggest critic when it comes to making music because I want to create an emotional feeling that anyone can feel before vocals are even put on the tracks. I love to have the instruments tell their own story and create an emotional vibe that people can feel and picture in their heads as they listen to it. I started off just a recording/mixing engineer and this journey has definitely not been an easy one. Even on certain times when I thought about quitting, I always knew that I had something special and I was meant for it. I always told people it’s a gift and a curse. As a matter of fact, I started off writing before I became a audio engineer and I never saw myself being an engineer. It wasn’t the fact that I didn’t think I could do it, it just never crossed my mind to try it until I went to media tech. All I knew at that time was they were a school with studios in it and I jumped in it without a second thought. It wasn’t what I thought it would be of course, but it definitely shaped my future and helped me with the direction that I needed to go. I walked across that stage, accepted my diploma and never looked back. I’ve been one of Dallas best recording engineers ever since. I want the world to know that life and people put me down multiple times. Used me, took advantage of me for their personal gains and kept me around long enough until they got what they wanted and using my talents to help boost them. I’m here to say I’ve learned from all those people who did me wrong and I’m still standing 10 toes down with my head to the sky and ready for round 2 cause I’m coming for what I’m owed and that’s the world.

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.
1st off, if your not a mavs fan this trip won’t last long. Lol but seriously, definitely a basketball game at the American Airlines center or watching the cowboys at the AT&T center. Texas Live is a venue across the street from the cowboys stadium and it’s definitely a dynamic place to be at from the food to the drinks to the live entertainment. Also musically, Deep Ellum is a great place to check out. Plenty of spots to eat at and hidden spots that I haven’t found out about yet. Live entertainment on literally every block you walk past. The botanical gardens is a great place especially for photography it’s really a artsy scene. And of course six flags we are the only ones with one lol. But the place that has to be visited without a doubt, is my personal studio. Always great vibes and great music nothing less.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
God 1st and foremost. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without the blessings he has sent me. Then Devan Robertson may he Rest In Peace. I met him when I 1st started going to college at Brookhaven before I knew I wanted to do music. I was fresh out of high school. He was a very intelligent individual and really inspired me to work at what I loved to do and gave me different outlook on life. He loved to make money but he never let money define who he was as a person and the lessons he taught me will never go to waste. Then my brother Caine. He showed me the true definition of tough love lol he is a firm individual and stands for what he believes in and has a fighting spirit everyday and does it all for his kids and his family. He stayed patient with me for so many years and we watched each other grow as individuals into the men we are today. He is an amazing artist and can really turn heads with his music. A true genuine stand up guy and never a yes man to anybody. I have to throw in a major shoutout to B Watts and AOK. AOK introduced me to Watts and Watts elevated my mixing game and my people skills tremendously. I can say without a doubt there would be no CrashedOut if B Watts wasn’t in my corner through these years. Great individual with a uplifting personality and always smiling because he came up with another way to make more money lol but seriously he is truly gifted and talented and my producing skills wouldn’t be where they are today if it wasn’t for him. Another shoutout is to Bizzy Slaughter. No matter what time of day it is or whatever could be going on outside, if I ever needed anything he would go out of his way to make sure I’m straight. He was one of the few who really believed in me early in my career when I was still unsure of the route I wanted to go. Super intelligent man with advanced knowledge and always willing to share his wisdom and expertise with me whenever I reach out to him. I was definitely lucky to have met him early on before I started taking my classes at media tech. Shoutout to my parents they have always been supportive of my music career and continue to watch me grow more as a public figure everyday. And last but not least, I have to send a shoutout to my personal trainer Jared Hamilton. He literally saved my life. People may have different feelings and options about personal trainers but this is my story and I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in and continuing to stay healthy and active all from his teachings. That’s something that can never be replaced nor forgotten.

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