Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?
Growing up with divorced parents was a valuable lesson. It showed me things don’t always go as planned, but that doesn’t mean you just give up. I’ve definitely applied this lesson when dealing with my own problems. My dad owns a bar which showed me that you can be successful in a non-traditional job and this encouraged me when I decided to pursue music. As a kid, I would sit at the bar during the day and listen to conversations that customers would have. Being able to hear hundreds of conversations between a lot of different people caused me to develop an open-minded view of life and taught me that everyone experiences things differently.
What is the most challenging thing you have overcome in your life?
One night, my house was broken into and all my valuables were taken from me. I felt dead inside that someone I personally knew turned against me. I realized at this point that things couldn’t get any worse than they already were and I had nothing to lose. I changed my Instagram handle to Rabzdied and this was a pivotal moment in my career. I wasn’t afraid to talk about my struggles anymore and injected a lot of emotion into my music. I adopted the mentality of, “You can’t kill me if I’m already dead.” and became more dedicated to my career as an artist than ever.
What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
My greatest achievement as a musician is getting my music played on the Hot 97 radio station. I listened to that station every day since I was about 10 years old and being able to hear my own music on the radio was surreal.
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