Had the opportunity to sit down with Riversides own AG. We talked music, inspirations, and goals for the rest of the year. Most only know AG as a rapper, but he’s a multi talented artist from design to making his own beats! With over 10 years of experience in building his music career, he shows no signs of slowing down. Fresh off the stage at The Peppermint Club, AG prepares us for new music & a new music video which drops today. If you haven’t already you can follow him here to stay updated with all of his projects!
Question 1: What inspired you?
Experiences inspire me. Day to day moments and feelings/emotions felt during those specific moments. I think when we take a step back, we can see that the only thing we really have are memories and in those memories there are emotions that resonate and if you dig deep to figure out those emotions you can find human truths that in turn inspire songs. I’ve been trying to focus on that. I try to make music that feels honest and true to my life. Whether it’s a song that’s more introspective or a high energy cocky trap song. Everything’s an emotion I’ve felt based on a specific story in my life.
Question 2: What advice do you have for the youth aspiring to be artist?
The only advice I’d really give is to always be hypercritical of yourself as an artist. Never think that you have it figured out. Always feel like someone is outworking you and for that same reason be on the look out for things to learn and improve. Focus on creating a story for people. Creating art has an influence on happiness for both the individual and the public. Realize how powerful that is and try to create a relevant world for humans to exist in.