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Meet Charlie Wayy in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charlie Wayy.

Charlie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Music has always been prevalent in my life. Whether it’s the vinyl collection passed down to me from my parent or the tascam recording system which began my musical journey. I knew music was something I wanted in my life someway somehow. I began trying to make beats but it never worked for me, maybe it’s my lack of patience. From there, I engineered slightly for my older brother while he would work on his tracks, after a while I felt I could help him with the songwriting process. That lead to me creating my own songs but I was very indecisive about the whole process because I wasn’t comfortable with the way my voice sound and ironically that has become a staple of my music. Later in life around 18-19 years old, I met one of my best friends Ricky Mapes and we developed a bond over music. We honed our craft with my older brother’s tutelage. Here today, I stand in front of you as one of the more developed underground sounds in the Bronx & Los Angeles.

Has it been a smooth road?
I believe any path worth taking is going to present hardships. That is what validated the process. Exposure is going to always be an issue at the beginning because rap is becoming so oversaturated and lacks subcategories that other genres have the luxury of having. All you can do is focus on marketing yourself in a light that embodies who you are trying to become and deliver quality music that can be denied. People are always going to debate about music but have music that is worthy of being talked about. I pride myself on quality before anything else. I want to make sure people never hesitate to share the music out of shame, that it isn’t up to par and that’s one thing I can control. I have to dominate the controllable and let everything else be.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
QUALITY MUSIC. That’s all I want to be known for. Not my height, my ethnicity, my physique, or any that isn’t music-related. I want to be respect by my peers and loved by the music enthusiast. What sets me apart is the polish that my music displays. I want to my music to give a cinematic feel every time it is played. I get a rise out of how involved I am in everything from the beat selection, composition, engineering, visuals, etc. That is something that no matter what heights I get to, I don’t want become detached from.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
This is a great place to start. There are so many worthwhile and like-minded people that are walking down the street. The culture is rich and it’s like only a few steps away from achieving what you can accomplish here. Opportunities always present it’s for the underground music scene here. There are so many aspiring artists to collaborate with.

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