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Meet Sean Samuels

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sean Samuels.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Sean. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m just a boy from New York, NY with Jamaican/Trinidadian blood. Born in Crowne Heights, BK but I stomped the ground in Queens/LI. I am third of four boys raised by my mother, my aunt, and my grandma. Pops was never around. Anyway, I remember hanging out with my girl friend next door, we used to climb trees and sing songs all day, it was then I fell in love with music. When I was about eight years old my mom sent me and my younger brother to summer camp at the YMCA and all my friends pushed me join the talent show. Man, I was scared as hell, but I ended up doing a freestyle dance to Brandy’s “Sitting Up In My Room” and I won first place! That’s when I fell in love with performance.

Through my experiences, I have been blessed. I’ve performed on Broadway, traveled the world, and have even been nominated for a Daytime Emmy. But what fuels me most is creating music. I am an independent artist looking to bring my smooth vocals and eclectic rhythms to an audience that appreciates what I have to offer. Growth and social understanding is my business motto.

Has it been a smooth road?
This of course has not been a smooth road and dare I say the older you get the bumpier it feels. But just like turbulence the air does quiet. And during those moments there has been some beautiful glimmers of achieving short term goals.

I would say what I find especially hard in the pursuit of my dreams and running a business is getting people to listen. And then after listening hopefully recieving feedback. I find receiving critiques from an audience is a very effective way to grow. It’s both engaging and insightful to the rights and wrongs of my productions. No one should be afraid of criticism. I definitely encourage creative input from my community. I believe we are here to help each other grow. There is so much great content out there, the competition is extremely fierce. Over the years I have realized that competition is only meant to keep me hungry.

And of course life happens. While trying to get things off the ground and running somewhat smoothly. I have to deal with my share of personal day to day situations, just like everyone else on the planet. So finding a balance in life has always been an effort for me. Art sustains my soul, definitely, but if I’m being 100%, it doesn’t always sustain my pockets. So even with achieving some major goals, I continually practice humility and keep my ego all the way in check. Ego does not put food on the table.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I recently released my new single on Valentines day entitled “Thinking About You” available on your favorite music platform. But, at the heart of it all, I am a performing artist. I specialize in acting, music, and dance and I am mostly known for my performance as “Ade” in GIANTS the series on YouTube. What I’m most proud of as a company is creating a brand that isn’t fearful of authenticity. I think the one thing that truly sets me apart from others is that I believe there is extreme value in nuance and that the bigger picture is a collaboration of that nuance.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Oh man! Lol.

LA has so much greatness to offer. It’s overwhelming to say the least. And, to sound very cliché, the weather is everything!

But besides the weather, I think one of the greatest things about LA is that this is a city that thrives on dreams coming true. It’s a city full of possibilities and opportunity. You can come to LA and hopefully become the next big “whatever”. And before you know it you’re walking red carpets and mixing with A list stars. But in that same breath, this city does have a shadow over it. With respect for going for the dream, it also comes with those who are willing to do anything to get to where they want to be. Alot of the time that unfortunately means hurting others or even themselves just for that 15 mins of fame. That’s where things become questionable. I believe that if someone is moving to LA to start a career in the industry, they should at least know what they will and won’t do first.

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