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Rising Stars: Meet Sid Mason

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sid Mason.

Sid, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I began by writing raps to Madly, J Dilla, and skywlkr beats when I was 15. I would keep all my verses in a notebook that I would take with me everywhere. I did everything to keep it a secret because I wasn’t confident in what I was writing. By the time I turned 18 I came to the realization that I music and the culture that surrounds it is something I want to dedicate my life to. So I bought a USB and got Logic Pro X to learn how to record my songs. I continued learning to make write songs and upgrade my setup. I started releasing music under the name Sid Mason in 2019. Eventually, I came up to LA for art school to focus on the graphic design but because of the pandemic, I decided to take a break from school and work on music as well as a music video company with my friend Sean Russo. As 2020 wrapped up, I finished some songs that made for good singles to try and take music more seriously. I ended up releasing them throughout 2021 they were DIV, SIC, and YCR. I learned a lot from putting out those songs and now I’m gearing up to release an EP this year titled “all against all”. After seeing some growth in listeners and following from my last single, “blood in the snow” I’m excited to put this EP out.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I had a lot of mental health challenges I needed to overcome. As well as coming to terms with what I wanted to do with my life.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I make high-energy music for energy people because that’s how I feel all the time. I’m most proud of this EP I about to release later this year. It’s some of my most cohesive work.

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
My advice would be to just be helpful and don’t act like a weirdo. If you just act like yourself and not like some chameleon trying to be like everyone else, you’ll meet the right people that can help and support you in whatever you want to accomplish.

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Sean Russo (Left) Sid Mason (Right). Photos Shot by Fernando Pallares

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