Today we’d like to introduce you to Grvy Dé$h.
Grvy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
So, I was born in southeast San Diego, California and very young I moved a lot. I Found myself in cities throughout the Inland Empire and eventually ended up in a small town called Moreno Valley, where I was raised mostly. I had your typical, low-income story coming up. Hardworking parents trying to outwork the obstacles set and overcome the lack of any way they could. All while me and my three siblings pick and chose when to be friends or enemies.
Early on, I was thankful to stumble across my talents because my mother always promoted artistic expression and she even danced in her younger days! I ended up with the name crazy legs from my family for my love of dance. I was in a few parades, praise dances, and dance classes coming up but, it was the sounds that really struck me.
Looking back, it was my parent’s taste in music that I realized was the blueprint for me. They were so hip with black culture and In tune with the music of their time & before their time that, I found myself really inspired and somehow discovered I had a decent tone to my voice and could carry a flow well…around like 11 or 12.
My first time performing was the 4th grade talent show where I did a cover to a Lil Bow Wow song. Performing, dancing and singing seemed so fun when I allowed myself to do it. From there on, I made sure to enter in a couple of shows in middle school and high school and I joined lil ole’ choir to enhance my musicianship. In high school, my ninth and tenth-grade talent shows were moments I exposed my aspirations and tried my first attempts at wanting to be an artist.
I lost track by the time senior year came. I knew I wanted to be involved in music but didn’t continue the motivation to do so outside of being a musician. It wasn’t until I moved to college 2016, had some self-growth, and was informed that I had garage band on the new laptop FAFSA just got me, that I soon found inspiration again. Producing was now in my venture and getting back to developing a sound for myself was in my concern. Merging old and new the right way seemed do able again and 2016 was the birth of the Grvy Wrld brand and my group, The LOSERs.
Fast forward to today, after building a minor platform with my cohorts through events and group music In our home town, I’m slowly building my discography and lead way as a cross-over artists. Thankful for all the choir classes and hip hop that molded me and my artistry today. I plan to pioneer a lot!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No marathon is smooth especially the roads that lead to success. I had to overcome and still am overcoming several little things that held weight. Stuff like losing access to a studio space, in times of the brand’s momentum gaining… tragic! Losing a phone, the main source for your promo and a great content creator, unacceptable! Not to mention the juggle between family time, school, work, and time for the craft. There really isn’t enough time in the day!!
Also, my lack of confidence & self-doubt early on In high school drove me away from something I loved. I had to revive my interest in college with the new profound freedom and self-discovery that was going on for me personally. It was like a renaissance period.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with The LOSERs – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
The difference maker between most and I, I’d have to say, is simply the open mindset and knowledge I contain. I know the idols, I know my music theory & fundamentals first, which is scarce these days! And I’m not subject to some small niche of music. I want to express universally and at a time of repetition, some new thought-provoking content wouldn’t hurt.
I have a personal brand called Grvy Wrld under my group’s umbrella, The LOSERS. I took the O’s out for modern purposes and figured it added interest to my name. Grvy Wrld is a movement I want to use to promote positivity and love. The idea of looking at life with the cup half full rather half empty means a lot to me and through all the impediments life is constantly throwing at us, it’s important we find comfort in these times of distress & seek expression, laughter and the brighter side of things.
The LOSERs is an arts & entertainment group that consists of talents and bright minds across the board. We started off throwing events and are currently transitioning to the arts worlds. The name was chosen to be ironic! Together, we plan to take the industry head on in music, fashion and creativity in several other avenues.
My specific roles in the group are being an artist, producer, dancer and actor. I have been in and out of school for music technology at Riverside community college and plan to teach, produce, film score, and engineer someday professionally.
Some pivotal moments in my career so far would have to be the posting of my groups first song “Taliban” in 2018. Locals for the first time since high school heard the resurgence and quickly, we gained some attention. I also was blessed with a chance to dance on stage with Tyler the Creator this year at the Grammys. These moments were huge confirmation to everything I wanted to be involved in.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Currently, I’m working on my first project! An EP showcasing my versatility and highlighting the last four years as an adult. I want to present some very relatable work for my city, they’ll feel it! I look forward to working with certain artists I’ve been studying and having the platform to advocate new techniques and innovation in music. I want to merge many genres and literally figure out my own niche. It’ll take time but it’s not impossible.
- Website: https://youtu.be/HgtFAjoz2lk
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Instagram.com/GrvyDesh
- Twitter: Twitter.com/GrvyDesh
- Other: https://soundcloud.com/groovydesh