Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
Hi, my name is Rubx, and I’m a Recording Artist/Songwriter!
It didn’t start as music for me. I could never see myself rapping or singing at all. However, I was really good at poetry in grade school. I was so good that my teachers wanted me to participate in UIL ORAL READING, in which I excelled. Later in life, I came to find out I actually do have a talent for music. Still, I didn’t see myself doing that for a living.
Obviously, I didn’t really believe in myself most of my life. I had very hard situations to overcome by myself. The only time I felt better was listening, singing, or writing songs. I could tell you that I do this for others, and I want to make the world a better place. But, I’d be lying.
Of course, I want to help other people, but I’m the one who really needs it. I do this because it’s a way for me to heal myself. It’s a requisite circumstance of recollection that if I can heal myself. I can probably help a person who is just like me.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I completely agree that most people will jump on the keys and tell you how hard they’ve worked. That they deserve a chance to SHINE!
Although I would say, what makes me different and unique is at times I still feel like I don’t really believe in myself or my accomplishments. But I’m honest about it. I think that what makes me strong is acknowledging that I’m weak.
My recent achievements are solely based on the fact that I could acknowledge my deficits, and make it art. I’m elated to say that I’m well on my way to being where I am working so hard to be. I still sleep comfortably in my chaos: in my anxiety, in my depression. But each time I wake up from that void, I become a little more successful. These arbitrators of darkness always bow down to light, and I’m the one shining.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
In 2014, there was a contest in my home town Waco Texas. This was a showcase for Spoken Word, Poets, and Songwriters. The special guest feature for this contest was Shad Moss aka (Bow Wow). He was one of the judges.
I believe I was barely a freshman in High School. The stakes were high because the reward was $1000 for the 1st place winner. Once again, my teachers at the time said I should sign up. I knew I had the talent, but this time it was completely different.
Not only could I do spoken word, but I could also do a poem. However, I knew those were the safe options. I knew if I really wanted to win I would have to WRITE and PERFORM a song! So I did just that. When the day came I was so nervous stepping on stage. (I actually said the Lord’s Prayer before I started my song.)
Performing in front of my hometown while all those people were looking at me take the stage was invigorating. I won 1st place that day and knew that I could do that for the rest of my life. I’m still unsure if it was just the moment, but Bow Wow told me he could see me doing this for a long time as well.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
I’ve gotten so comfortable drowning in my thoughts; drowning in my anxiety. The truth: is always something that I’m hiding. To be perceived as something I like to call “ Habitually Undaunted.“ But, my family and friends could see the dark cloud emerging over my head that had hovered over my soul for years – a cloud of chaos.
Where does chaos come from? In some instances, we are confronted with the consequences of our own chaotic decisions. We love to follow our own way, and that’s not always the best thing to do.
I knew that some of my own decisions created the foundation for the chaos in my life. That part was obvious. What I didn’t recognize, was why I wanted to do the negative things I was doing? I had everything I thought I wanted: acceptance from others, stability in my loving relationship, mild success in my career, and so on. Why would I want to sabotage my reality? I ponder these thoughts in the depth of the overwhelming chaos I sleep in every night.
I wish I could say that I got through this darkness, but it’s still a part of my day-to-day. It’s still teaching me and it’s in my music. Maybe one day I can tell you how I overcame it. I hope you ask me this again one day.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business? Why these specific individuals?
Aha Gazelle – I love his style and his sound as an artist. He is always adapting and morphing himself into something new and I love that!
Andy Mineo – His albums really helped with my mental health and made me feel like I wasn’t alone in this fight.
Drake – His hooks are infectious and I feel like we’d vibe really well.
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