Align Magazine had a chance to sit down with local music artist, Fase to discuss his passion for music and his journey into pursuing his creative passions.
Tell us about yourself? I’m from Brooklyn East New York. I’m a recording artist , militarily veteran and last but not least a entrepreneur.
Tell us about your organization or creative pursuits? I own a studio call Dream House Studios in Stockbridge, Ga we have been open for 4 years. We are also a event space and have served our community proudly.
Has your journey been an easy one so far? No this has not been easy through the years I have lost anything from my freedom, money, relationships etc
“When I’m gone remember to fight the odds don’t let mental health defeat you”Fase
What’s one thing we should know about you or your business/art? You should know my story is the story of overcoming all odds. I have been diagnosed with ptsd after my last tour to Iraqi so its been a constant struggle. I’m not from the best neighborhood in Brooklyn so learning how to maneuver in life kicked in early for me.
What sets you apart from competition (if there is any)? I don’t like to consider others as competition i look at is as everybody getting money or trying to so its either eat or get eaten.
What has been your fondest moment in your career thus far? My fondest moment was when i did a interview and performance on ABC 7 news in El paso texas it was a great accomplishment. Shout out to my manager Shadoboxx for making that happen.
What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time i love a good drink other than that I’m a workaholic lol
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years from now? 5-10 years i definitely see myself in millionaire status i see all my hard work paying off big time.
Who has been the most influential person in your life? Hmmm, that’s a tough one I’m so self driven although i do admire the pioneers such as Jay Z, T.I, Rick Ross, Master P and more.
Who has been your biggest musical influence? My biggest music influence is Lil Wayne & JayZ they definitely set the bar.
How were you as a child? I was mean and i was always involved in some type of gang smh. I was lost for the most part that’s why joining the military was the greatest move i ever made.
Is your city a good place for what you’re doing? Yes Atlanta is the perfect city for what i do. I made a lot of money here and helped a lot of people develop their sound, image and knowledge on the music business. I guess I’m a best kept secret.
What would you like people to remember about you when you’re gone? When I’m gone remember to fight the odds don’t let mental health defeat you. Find your niche and you push that thing to the limit.
Give one piece of advice that you can share with fellow Millennials My advice is study your business make sure there’s a need for it. Make sure you you understand the politics and direction you want to go. Then, you crush it and don’t look to people for approval as its your vision and you have to make it successful.