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Life and Work with Nina Tech

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nina Tech.

Nina, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’ve always been a person who loves music. I love listening to it & I love making it. I used to want to be a singer, but I can’t sing so that was dead. When I was in high school, my closest friends and I started a rap group. We were halfway serious but didn’t necessarily think we’d actually become rappers. But I fell in love with the process. I loved writing music, I loved recording, I loved making a song that was exactly what I wanted to listen to. So that’s what made me start taking music seriously. A while after that, I put out my first solo song and I got a really good response. But part of me was still a little nervous about the whole music thing. Then I did my first live show and it was so amazing. I hadn’t even told my family I was a rapper. I just invited them to my show they were shocked. Being on stage made me feel so happy. I loved the energy and being the reason that a crowd of people were so happy. And after that, I decided that music was the only thing I wanted to do in my life.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It definitely has not been a smooth road but I didn’t expect it to be. I guess what I’ve learned and the advice that I’d give is to trust in your own path. It’s easy to see things going on around you and want to change who you are or the way you go about things because you think it will make you more successful in life. Not even just in music, but as a woman in general. People are always telling us who we should and shouldn’t be, how we should and shouldn’t act. But you gotta trust yourself first. Be open to criticism and willing to hear critiques but find a balance. And I guess to find that balance, it’s important to know who you are and what you want. So, another bit of advice I’d give to never stop looking within yourself and trying to learn more about who you are. Because the more sure you are of who you are and what you want to do, the easier it will be to differentiate the people who are telling you things you need to hear and the people who are just talking cause they got a mouth.

What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I’m a musician but a creator overall. Music is what I’m doing right now, and I will probably always make music, but it is definitely not the ONLY thing I will be doing. I have too many ideas to limit myself to one creative outlet. As a musician though, I am most proud of my ability to turn people up. The music I hold in highest regard is the music that makes me feel! You know that moment when your favorite song comes on and you’re instantly like ayeeee this my shit and you’re happy and enjoying the moment. I want my music to make people feel like that, I want to help create those moments. Moments like those are what makes music mean so much to me, I love that feeling and I take pride in being able to give someone else that feeling with my music.

Are there any apps, books, podcasts or other resources that you’ve benefited from using?
I love reading, specifically novels. There isn’t a certain book, just books in general. A good book makes me feel warm and inspired. So, I try to make sure I’m reading often,

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Image Credit:
Khavon Thomas (pictures I have braids in)
Cullen Patty (pictures I have ponytails in)

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