We had the good fortune of connecting with Lil Southside Kaleeks and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lil Southside Kaleeks, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success is making whatever you want to happen come true, wether it’s just creating an elote stand or having a multi million dollar corporation. If you wanted to do it and made it happen, you have succeeded.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a musical artist, not just a rapper. I’ve been through a lot so my self awareness is out of this world, i think a lot of people lack in that category in general, not just artists. My journey hasn’t been easy, seeing that i’m not one of the lucky ones that get the luxury’s of a co-sign from a major blog or anyone of the “gatekeepers” of the music industry thus far. I had to realize that it is what it is, and i can’t change the way things work… just how hard i work to get what i want. Instantly i saw a change. So the best advice i can give any artist that may be discouraged about seeing everybody else around you getting the success that you feel you deserve… don’t focus on them. My brand didn’t get to where it was over night. It took hard work and dedication, never give up.
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.
In all honesty, i’m a homebody… but i do know where the good spots are. There’s too many to name, so i would tell my friends to look at my friend @DubbsGrubbs food page in instagram and let them pick. If they wanted to party and have a good time of course we would go to XTC, V-LIVE, or PRYME. If they just wanted to drink and go bar hopping of course take them to Deep Ellum to feel the vibe of Downtown Dallas
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m really the foundation of all the people around me and the fact of knowing that was enough for me to keep doing what i’ve been doing. They need me to be who i am and vice versa, we need eachother and make eachother great. That genuine love i receive from my team is unmatched.