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

Hi MAJVR, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think the most important factor behind my success is confidence. I’ve finally reached a point in my career where I’m not giving up on myself, the dream and the end goal. I think a lot of times people lose their confidence when it comes to their art form or their hustle and that’s perfectly normal. We all go through our own trials and tribulations, but the key is picking yourself back up and telling yourself to keep going. Knowing that people are listening to my music and getting that positive feedback gives me the fire to keep making music and dope content to go along with it. 

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a hip hop/rap artist who also produces and engineers. I’ve been rapping since middle school. Nothing special, just freestyling here and there. Once I got to high school, I started doing slam poetry and spoken word. This art form helped me understand and play around with flow as well as story telling. I made a few songs and a whole mixtape while in high school. I was introduced to producing during my freshman year of college by one of my really good friends alecbe// who I call my sensei, simply because this man really taught me everything I know from producing, engineering and how to maneuver around Ableton Live. With practice, a little pressure and a lot of patience, I started doing everything on my own. All throughout college I’ve made albums and small projects. Now that I’m out of college, I’m still actively making music and trying to get my foot in the music industry, while working 9-5 jobs along the way. Was it easy? Absolutely not. I started my music career at 13 and I’m 23 now. I’ve been through so many changes and I’m still changing and I know that on my way to the top I will go through every emotion possible but continuing to keep my head up. Along the way I learned that timing is everything, take my time, and to take every day one step at a time. I want the world to know that I’m here, I represent women, women in rap, and that my music is for people who are still hustling to make their dreams a reality.

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?
Most people look at LA and say “there really isn’t much to do”. I think my city is what you make it. I’d take my friend to all the food spots like Simply Wholesome, grab a smoothie and a patty. If they’re feeling BBQ I’d take them to Woody’s right on Slauson, if they’re Vegan, nooo problem. We can slide right over to Monty’s on Western. Now me? I’m a sucker for a good view and there are a few spots in LA that provide that. There are so many more places we can go but the visit will really be some chill vibes.

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?
There are so many people who have played a huge role in my story. My family and my homies, they know who they are.

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Image Credits
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