Author: Anderson Paak
My story as an artist has been about trial and error. It's been about artist development, character building, struggle, happiness and failure, family, and music.
My mom eventually got out to Oxnard and started a produce company and was in the strawberry business. My pops was out of the picture by the time I was 7.
If you're doing black music, you should have a core understanding of where that comes from, and the fundamentals - so you're not some bozo thinking you're doing something new.
As an artist, you're taking your experiences and placing them into your art. So the more experiences you have, the richer your art and more people can relate to it.