We had the good fortune of connecting with Bakes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bakes, what principle do you value most?
Reciprocity. Getting what I give in the form of energy. Whether it’s paying for a service and getting what I paid for, or relationships where I get the same effort and care that I give.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a lyrical rapper, I write and record hip-hop music. What sets me apart musically is my perspective on life as well as my impeccable lyricism and flow. Additionally, my work ethic and willingness to learn all aspects of the business independently sets me apart form a majority of artists.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When I’m not working on music and business in my studio, I like to go to the beach and do some grounding. If I had someone visiting we might go for a hike or do an outdoor workout, find somewhere by the water to eat, and find a spot with a nice view to smoke one.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are a lot of people who have helped me along my way: My mom, Young Smoke Lee, Isiah Salazar, Mike Busalacchi, the source and my angels and guides, the book The Master Key System, people who did me wrong which trained me to remain positive and optimistic through any situation, Mike Drummond, all the DJ’s who have ever spun my music, and so many others who have played a role in my journey.
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