“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” — Theodore Roosevelt.

 

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“In 2008 I began to pursue the journey into rapping, singing and songwriting. I always knew I would be a writer of some sort but I never imagined a performer. Sometimes achieving what you want can be extremely frustrating and difficult because of roadblocks you may encounter. I have many highs in my career and lows.

 

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Photo: Markus Weaver

 

I’ve had close calls with interest from Q-Tip and Jay-Z and let me tell you it’s very disappointing when something like that falls through but I took something positive away from it…that I’m on the right track and artists who I highly admire for their talent and work ethic noticed me. So I chose to look at that situation as positive rather than negative and kept it moving.

 

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Photo: Robby Gjorgiev

 

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Photo: Daniel Unevski

 

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I’ve been able to work with and open up for some amazing artists. Though there is so much more I want to achieve and trying to make it as a full time working artist is not easy, especially indie, I would not give it up for anything in the world. I never want to live with the regret that I never tried at all.” - Lyricist/Singer/Songwriter, TK Wonder