More recently he got into indie folk and a bit of lo-fi electronic. A friend of West’s cultivated his natural talent for rapping and the rest is history. “Him and I were like best friends- he rapped a lot, and he kinda taught me how to rap, and what it’s about. So we’d like freestyle in the car for hours on end.” This friend’s untimely death along with another close friend’s death deepened West’s convictions and affirmed his calling to the world of music making.
“After they both passed away I was like it’s not really much of an option anymore. I felt like I have to do this music thing because they would if they could, and would want me to do that. If it makes it, it makes it, and if it doesn't it doesn't. I could care less at this point because I’m doing what I love.” As a solo artist and member of COAST (Collective Operations Aligning Supernatural Thought) West has shared his music at Zabumba in Venice Beach, TrashPretty in Laguna Beach, Winstons in Hollywood, The Vanguard in Hollywood, Scottsdale Studios in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Show and Prove Labs in Scottsdale, Arizona (courtesy of Walking Stick/Native Thinking Productions) and numerous house parties.
The moment West takes the stage, he is overcome by a flow of energy empowering his soul, convincing him that he is doing what he was made to do. Regardless of the fun that West experiences as a musician and performer, he has an unshakable vision. “I want to change the face of music. I don't want to be the next big thing I want to create the next big thing, the next type of music beyond limits and above anybody expectations." Read more on Last.fm.
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