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

Hi NuSoul, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Everything I do, especially with music, is a risk. If I want to continue to grow, and innovate, and expand, that means i always have to dabble into uncharted territory. Finding new sounds, exploring different techniques with my voice (whether rapping or singing), writing about various themes.. It’s all a risk. But, that’s one of my favorite parts of being an artist. I keep my audience on their toes, and at the same time, I get to challenge myself and my creativity every time my pen hits the pad.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Honestly, as a Hip-Hop artist, what sets me apart the most is that I refuse to follow trends. Right now, everybody has some sort of gimmick or hook. All of these extreme personas and public images are what’s selling records right now. But I’m one of the few that doesn’t bank on something like that. And here’s why; when this era passes, because it will, the only artists standing will be the ones who didn’t base their career on shock value or some type of crazy image. The artists who allowed their work to speak for them and built their entire careers on their GIFTS & TALENTS will be the ones who experience longevity. The crazy part is, a lot of these artists know this. They just don’t care. Some of them don’t aim to be around in the next 20+ years. Which is cool, that just leaves room for artists like me to stick around and achieve more and more as the years continue.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well, I’m not really from here, to tell you the truth. I live in Beaumont, Tx. That’s about 4 or 5 hours from here. So, technically, I’m a visitor. {laughs}

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to GOD! This gift of mine wasn’t just something I was born with, and it’s not something I can attribute to anybody walking on this planet (at least not entirely). I am able to do what I do becaue GOD put it in my heart and soul from the day I was born.

Website: https://linktr.ee/NuSoul_generationx

Instagram: @iamnusoul

Twitter: @OfficialNuSoul

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoV3CODwDb7vOCG8DwIrFzg

Image Credits
All photos taken by Carlie Arabella

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