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

Hi WES, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
Well, it’s pretty simple. All my life I have been told, “Quitters never win, and winners never quit”. With that being the first thing you’re hearing as an upcoming youth and hearing it consistently, one has a tendency to put it to trial and error. After careful review because of well, LIFE…lol, my study has produced favorable results to the accuracy of the phrase.

Ok, so first off, no project I quit or stopped (it’s really not many…like literally one hand count) ever won any recognition nor gained any traction, popularity, etc. However, they always went over well with my friends, but only after I abandoned the project. “Oh, you just had to keep going, Bro” was always one of those reminders of the second part of the famous phrase (“…winners never quit”).

After hearing this so many times, something has to click, or you will be consumed with those same friendly reminders of how you definitely are not WINNING…but you could have been.Well it clicked for me! I took a step back from everything and went into deep meditation (IT HELPS!) My next step forward was one that I decided would be a divine and trusted one, and I would not look back or give up no matter what.

That next step turned into the next project, which I made up in my mind would be a project that I saw through to the finish. That step turned into the formation of a full-service residential and commercial moving company. Once that project was seen through, it seem to set off a chain of events of straight WINS.

Next came a music production company that was basically a WIN for staying the course of audio school (Thanks, Full Sail!). This set the stage for a portal of public service to open and drop a project of philanthropy right on top of me. Out of the others, I did not know that service to humanity was so demanding and challenging (and I was thinking I was just trying to help!!!).

Persistence and patience are virtues that carried me over into the WIN for this area, and out of it came the formation of a nonprofit foundation for rural and economic development. This is my most prized WIN, since public service will always and forever be a passion of mine. In sum, each WIN was definitely tied to its share of trials and errors, but the determination to persevere and reap the rewards overcame any sudden urge to give up. If you are ever caught between a decision of going the distance or just giving up and calling it quits, just think about ANYONE who has ever done ANYTHING and been recognized for their accomplishments. They can’t have accomplished anything without first FINISHING, which simply cannot be done by giving up and can only be achieved by an intrinsic decision to KEEP GOING! See y’all at the top!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Hey Everyone! Let me introduce you to WES! My name is WES and I am an unusual hybrid producer of a style of music I like to call “Qlimate” music. I coined this term because this type of music is simply, “whatever you feel. Music is feeling, so it’s in any and everything.” Over the past 7 years, I have used this style of music to cross melodies and basslines of familiar and unfamiliar tunes with a “Dirty Souf” style heartbeat. I am a native of Boligee, Alabama, a small town in West Alabama. This has been my biggest help and biggest challenge. Being from this geographical area has definitely brought out the best of my ingenuity and networking skills. I returned to music full-on recently after an educational stint, and sought to bring about the New Age Dirty South music movement. Now, my ultimate goal is to showcase my diversity in music and showing the world just how wide of a range my music catalog and portfolio really are.

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?
I would definitely have to use the whole week just so they can catch the entire experience at “Deep Ellum”. Bitter End is definitely a spot on the list for a great time and social atmosphere. We can go there when happy hour hits. Definitely would have to stop by a movie set and watch my homie, Adrian Lockett do his thing. Knowing Adrian, he’s going to want to take us out to Downtown Dallas nightlife or maybe catch a show at Bruton Theatre. After that, me knowing my best friend, he loves Ladies so he would definitely fit right in at the Dallas Cabaret to cap off the evenings with the most lively entertainers in the SouthWest.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate this Shoutout to my grandmother who passed away at 102 years young this year. She always supported my endeavors and prayed for my achievements. To my father, who taught me about integrity, character, and a divine willingness to help others at ANY time. To my mother, who fusses something fierce as all country, praying mothers do, I love you for the drive you instill in me to prove every “Doubting Thomas” wrong.

To the rest of my family and friends, I thank God for each of you every single day! I would not be where I am today without the “spirit bomb” I use on a daily basis with the positive energies you all are always sending my way.

I love you all,


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