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Check Out Xavier Burgos’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Xavier Burgos.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada I had my father’s name Frederick Havis.

It had become dangerous for my mother to be in Vegas.

My mother left with me when I was weeks old and changed my name to Xavier Burgos and we started a new life in New Jersey.

My childhood was very different than most, I moved around a lot and always got into trouble and my mother was doing her best to make sure I followed a different path than what she had become accustomed to.

Music and arts had always been in the background but didn’t really show itself until I was 16 and I was given the opportunity to train in hip hop dance and culture at “The Hip Hop Dance Conservatory” in New York.

There I learned not only how to dance and the history of Hip Hop dance but also got a glimpse of what I wanted the rest of my life to look like.

From there, I Danced and joined a couple of crews, I was able to teach at some Dance studios and by 19, I was known as Xample one of the best Dancers out of South Brunswick Nj.

From there, I met a hip hop artist that went by the name of Kemo. I helped choreograph the performances and stage presence.

Working with Kemo, I found my love for music and we started to create tracks together and even planned to make a group with my very talented best friend Emilio.

The group didn’t work out but I still very much wanted to make music and I realized I would need to pay for music videos and audio engineers since I didn’t have access to it myself.

There I decided I was going to learn myself.

I went to Anthem Institute to learn graphic design and video editing.

Then I went to The Institute of Audio Research in NY to learn about audio engineering.

While going to school, I have gotten the opportunity to Perform all over NJ and NY. Work with a variety of artists and after years of learning and gaining experience, I have met up with my Best Friend in California to execute and take over.

Since being here, I have worked with some impressive clients.

Produced some of the best work of my career, I was even invited to assist with the opening of a club in DTLA at hotel indigo.

I’m definitely in the right spaces and around the right people just have to keep pushing this is only the beginning and I am excited for the future.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Definitely has not been a smooth road. Being raised by a young single mother who is just trying to figure it all out.

The difficulties I face start with my grandparent’s relationship and how that affected my mother.

I’m here now tryna break a generational curse.

All I have ever done since I was 16 is work.

Work on myself, work to survive, work on my trauma, and at the same time try to squeeze in some time for my music.

Money is always a struggle when starting out.

I am my mother’s firstborn so she learned with me.

Things were always very unclear for me.

I didn’t know and am still learning about this life.

I never really knew how to apply for college. Never really knew how to do taxes.

I just learned how to survive and that is what I have been doing my whole life.

I have struggled in relationships and have gotten distracted and lost myself.

And the constant battle of trying to be a person with morals or just saying screw it and turning off my emotions.

That has been the biggest challenge because I am different than how I used to be and it’s not that I regret it; it’s just I know how beneficial being selfish and emotionless can really be but it takes so much to detach yourself and once that happens it’s even harder to get it back.

I guess my biggest challenge would have to be just trying to survive this wild ride.

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 am a Producer/ Audio engineer. What sets me apart is that everyone wants to be the artist. Everyone wants to make the music, but almost no one wants to take the time to learn how to do it correctly. That’s where I come in.

I’m proud of the fact that I stuck to it and I have come this far. I may not have millions in the bank(yet) but I have an impressive resume and a long list of accomplishments that I have slowly been crossing off and in time, we will get to the bigger ones.

I’m known for being able to provide exactly what you need and asked for. I always execute no matter the task. Challenges are exciting to me because it gives me the opportunity to grow.

And I have been told that I am able to mix a positive message while still making you feel the pain and truth behind the things I say.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
CONSISTENCY!!!!!!

Never give up, it’s not impossible it’s just difficult.

Pricing:

  • Recording – 50$/hr
  • Mixing – 75$/track
  • Beats – 300$
  • Feature – 500$
  • Book – 750$

Contact Info:

  • Email: hippiesden@gmail.com
  • Instagram: xthehippie

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