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Check Out Wil Vázquez López’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wil Vázquez López. 

Hi Wil, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My story… My name is Willie VL. I am from Carolina, Puerto Rico, and currently reside in Las Vegas, NV. I am a Latin artist, and I have been making music for a little over a year now. I have always loved music. I even pursued it for a bit in my teens, but I focused more on athletics more than I did in music as an athlete. I would still write songs even though I was not recording them at the time. When my athletic career did not go as planned, I joined the military. Still passionate about sports/football, I played in semi-pro teams and even considered walking on at a college but stayed in the military instead. Fast forward to 2020 when covid hit. I was listening to a popular song and thought to myself, I can do that too, so that’s what launched me on this journey again. I was part of a various artist song called “La Calle Me Hizo” in Oct 2020 and released my first single in February of 2021. I got pretty good feedback, so I have kept working to improve my craft and my quality of music. Then in September, I released my second single, “Aventurera”, produced by QUIXKmadeit, and that one gave me the confidence I have now. It has played in over forty countries around the world. With that confidence, I continue to aspire to make great music for people to enjoy worldwide; whether they know the language, they can still vibe. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
At this point, I haven’t achieved what I want to, but I also can’t complain about where I am right now. I know it is a marathon and not a sprint. I’m sure there will be bumps on the road, but I am resilient enough to face them. I have been blessed with a fantastic team and people who make what I do a lot easier, and their support has been excellent. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a Latin artist, and my artist name is Willie VL. I have currently been making reggaeton music, but I do not want to box myself in, and I am willing to try other genres. 

I’m more of a rapper than a singer, so I would say that is my specialty. 

I am known for my track “Aventurera” produced by QUIXKmadeit who you guys interviewed as well. 

I am most proud of actually putting myself out there and pursuing my dream. Many people have the talent but aren’t willing to do the work. I have always gone by the saying that “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”. 

I’d say my work ethic and willingness to take criticism to improve. 

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
I used to go to a recording studio to hang out and learn when I was younger. One of my favorite artists were there, and they gave me free tickets to their first concert because their concert was on my birthday. The artists were Zion & Lennox. 

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