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Meet Dad of Posi Vibes in South Central

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dad.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Dad. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I grew up playing music. I’ve been surrounded by music since I was a kid. My dad played the bass and had an entire room dedicated to his instruments. Thru the years, I was introduced to music. The journey officially started first thru cello in elementary school, then production in middle school (I learned to work an mpc2000 in free classes at the watts towers on Saturdays), and eventually rapping and singing in high school. Singing a little later, but rapping for sure played a heavy part in me discovering other aspects of my voice.

Keep it 2 Virgils with you, there’s way too much of my story to really share accurately here. From moving to Chicago at 17, moving back to la, performing at open mics and college frat parties playing cello and rapping with my friend on drums, getting fired from my tutoring job and getting hired at a record store and meeting my og/mentor there, singing on house records with a house dj and learning how to make my production better, playing cello and doing Coachella and some tour dates with Jhené Aiko, working with up and coming artists who moved to la straight from Little Rock… the story is long. I’ll touch on that in more detail as time moves on.

Has it been a smooth road?
No road is smooth, but there’s no fun in a smooth road. Aside from learning how to monetize your passion and learn your industry, there’s the conflicts and challenges that everyday life bring as well. Especially growing up somewhere like south central. But I don’t like to focus on the negatives. That’s the trap nobody speaks about. I’m open about my challenges, but in the end they don’t matter unless you let yourself become consumed by them. Learn from your challenges, embrace them and keep moving.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Posi Vibes – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I didn’t know that, but thank you. Posi Vibes is the company that everything, Dad, falls under. Music, publishing, entertainment, composition, acting, and all future content are Posi Vibes.

I’m proud of every step I continue to take forward. I started off doing cello session work for artists. Over time I began producing and writing as well, and now I’m releasing my own music. I’ve gone from taking PA gigs and working the worst jobs to starring in a commercial, getting my original music synced, and composing music for a major network. Every step, every victory is worth being proud of, no matter how small.

What sets me apart is what I believe sets everyone who strives for excellence apart. I embrace my truth and own my room. I’m not trying to blend in, bend to fit what’s happening, or appease trends. I trust myself. I trust my gut and move in that direction. Everyone who strives for excellence is set apart for that very reason. Mediocrity is where you find clones.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love native Angelenos. They don’t come any realer than someone from the city, for real. We’re chill, cool, give it straight, and don’t tolerate clownery. I love the Mexican and Central American culture in my city, the history of the city, and how everyone knows everyone. We have a unique musical sound and an extremely diverse artistic community. Our scenery expands from beaches, to deserts, snow, forests, all in a matter of an hour or two drive. LA is beautiful.

I dislike aspects of gentrification. I dig that the city is becoming safer, but for who? The people from this city no longer see a place for them here, and that sucks, and once the natives are gone the city is gonna be wack. You lose the culture when you lose the people. I wish we could find a balance that would allow those from here to continue to exist in this space. If you come to our city, remember who was here before you and respect it.

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First 2 photos Pavielle Garcia (red shirt open/green hoodie with black bandana), all other photos Eric Robledo

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