August's
Blooming Talent of the Month
SANtikii

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How is your talent/business blooming?

It has been a slow journey, but things are starting to show face and I’m always patient. I’m meeting people who are helping me take those next steps in getting further, I get better at what I do everyday because I practice and love it. The opportunities that come my way are more beneficial and are truly great experiences. Things are starting to pick up for me it seems. I’m just enjoying it and putting my all into this while I wait to see what it brings me.

Who is someone you admire in your field?

I’m truly inspired by artists like Tyler the Creator, J. Cole, and Teezo Touchdown. They are people who I really look up to right now. They keep me inspired to be myself and real about what I want to make .

How would you best describe your creative mission? 

My creative mission would be to make a mark on this world with the things I do. I want to build a world of my own with the ideas I put on paper and eventually take my visual concepts to the big screens. Change the way we value music and what we glorify in music, switch the narrative to something more empowering. I want to prove that you don't have to dumb down what you say to do numbers. I want to be included in that conversation, about the greats, I want to create opportunities for gifted individuals who aren't as fortunate as well, because it's not just about me. I want to help inspire and motivate people to live out their lives as they see fit, while being great at what they love to do.

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What inspired you to walk in this particular path?

Being a child in a family of singers and musicians, always made me feel like I was meant to do something artistic. I've loved art since I can remember. From drawing to music, I knew that one of these paths were meant for me. What truly inspired me to take the path of music was feeling that it gave me when I made my first song with my childhood friend who introduced me to the mic. It was feeling I've never felt dancing or drawing.  I understood why musicians do what they do. I wanted to always feel that way. And I'm an Aries, so I'm naturally competitive. This is a very competitive sport that I'm playing and I plan to win. I envisioned myself as one the greats and I want to see it through. knowing that I have something to offer to the world and not just to myself inspires me to continue down this path.

What was your biggest challenge when you started?

My biggest challenge was and still is to this day is consistency. Being a creative in a world where people misjudge and misinterpret your ideas make is difficult to be your true authentic self. People are insensitive and the things they say and do can hold a lot of weight if you let them. It can be hard to stay consistent at times because these elements can be discouraging to an artist. Art is expression and when we can't express in our own creative ways, our flame can dim.

What is the proudest moment in your journey so far?

My proudest moment so far is creating music that my mom loves. It may sound like a cliche to some but for me, it is a true accomplishment. To know that my mom enjoys the music that I make, adds my songs to her Spotify playlists, and tells her friends about me brings a truly satisfying feeling. Sometimes I think to myself, "If I don't make it, at least she can still listen."

Please share some words of wisdom with our readers.

One thing that I've learned growing up that always stuck with me is that regret is corrosive. We should work towards who we want to be in life so that when we look back on the how and when, no matter if we made it or not, we can say, " I tried my best and I have no regrets,"

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What city are you based in?

Queens

What is your type of artistry/business?

I’m a recording artist/songwriter. My style of music is hip hop and R&B. I am also a dancer/choreographer, artist & designer. The music is my main focus as of now. Perfecting my craft and always advancing with my rap and flow & lyrics while also honing in on my singing ability. I believe my style of music is unique and thought provoking, which we don’t get enough of these days, at least in the mainstream world. I plan to change that perspective with my music.

How long have you been in this field?

I’ve been making music for 12 years, performing on stages for 10. I’ve been living in Queens since I was born even though we moved from home to home.