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Meet Phillip Conley of snoozegod in Van Nuys

Today we’d like to introduce you to Phillip Conley.

Phillip, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
PHOTOGRAPHY
I started my journey in Photography in a small town in Ohio, to be honest. I was working at a factory and knew I needed to get up and out and start using the talents God gave me. So, I applied to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, got accepted, and dove into Photography. I started filming concert videos at The Rex Theatre, which is where I linked up with the only and only Travis Mills. He flew me out to LA the next month to shoot a Day in the Life video for him, an incredible experience. From there, I met amazing artists like Donald Glover, G Eazy, Harry Styles, and one of my closest friends, Blackbear.

After that, believe it or not, I ended up moving back to Ohio and was delivering pizza. Mod Sun came to my town for a show, and I couldn’t get it off from work so I quit my job and follow my passion – shoutout Mod. A little while after that Blackbear and Post Malone had a show in Ohio, and Bear asked me to do merch for the show. After working the show, he asked me to come on tour next month, which is exactly what I did.

SONGWRITING
My career in Song Writing started in Dallas, Texas. I was doing a show and my ex-girlfriend showed up. After the show I’m in the back of the bus playing Drake -Take Care, in the FEELS. In the middle of writing paragraphs, I just said fuck it and threw my phone out the window and into the bushes. That was the night I cowrote my first song, Paragraphs. From there, I collabed with Bear to make the Help, Cashmere Noose, and Digital Druglord albums. Today, I have a gold album I co-wrote – Digital Druglord, a song with over a hundred million streams – I miss the old u, and stfu with close to one hundred million streams – shoutout Mike Posner.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I’ve faced a few obstacles, but I think the hardest challenge I’ve dealt with is not giving up. I’ve worked at gas stations, factories, as a janitor, and in fast food. The hustle isn’t easy but necessary for success. I went through a break up with a broken leg at the same time, and when Bear got sick in 2016, my life slowed down a lot. The passing of my Dad and Grandma, and the death of a role model – shoutout PND. The importance of perseverance – can’t stress it enough.

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?
Honestly, I am a vibe setter. I specialize in setting the vibe, producing, and creating nostalgia through my art. I don’t really have a “business”, I have talented friends that support me. I constantly express myself, I wear my heart on my sleeve for decoration – shoutout PartyNextDoor. I am always true to myself, humble, and snoozegod.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing. I’m doing this interview so I feel like I’m doing it right!

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