We were fortunate enough to interview rising musician, Adrian Aguilera, with the recent release of his new mixtape, 'Dark Knights And Sleepless Tales'.
When did you realise that you had a passion for music?
My passion for music started when i was a kid about 6 or 7 years old. I come from a hispanic background so anything my parents listened to was in spanish. Till one day my neighbor played hip hop on the radio and showed me. I was captivated on what this new sound was. I loved it I wanted to hear more and ever since I loved the rhythm of hip hop that I started to write poetry. If there was a song on the radio I would try to replicate the artist on paper and pen. I kept going and I became in love with this passion.
Who are your main inspirations as an artist?
I have inspiration from artists to producers for example my first hip hop track i listen to was Tupac and Dr Dre California love. This song started this journey. I look up to legends like Tupac, Dr Dre, B.I.G, Nas, Will Smith, BIG L, BIG Pun, Guru from Gang Starr theres alot more, to producers as J Dilla, Pete Rock, Dj Primer, Dj Jazzy Jeff, The Alchemist, Madlib. Hearing what they create inspires me to never quit.
What would you like to achieve as an artist?
What I would love to achieve as an artist is recognition, respect and admiration. I also would love to inspire other artists from old to new up and coming artists. To have them see my accomplishments and have them walk the path I walk through inspiration is an achievement of itself.
What is your most memorable moment while being an artist?
I feel like the moments I remember most are the moments in the beginning. Where I barely learned how to record and I struggled to sync myself with the beat. It caused frustration but through that I never quit. It made me pursue it and I grew.
Who is the biggest artist you’ve worked with?
I haven't worked with any big artist but there are artists that I would like to work with. I would like to work with Logic, Isaiah Rashad, Your Old Droog, Earthgang, Freddie Gibbs, and J.I.D.
Tell us a little more about your recent project?
Dark Knights and Sleepless Tales is a project that I've been working on for 6 months. The concept behind it is me trying to keep up with current artists. I felt I was behind so I would work after my daily job to keep up with this dream of mine. Sometimes I would not sleep at all to write and record. After I finish what I would work on I would look outside my window and see the night sky dark and blank.
What should we be looking forward to from you in the future?
I plan on continuing making more albums. At the end of the year or sooner I will release another album. In 2021 I have two mixtape/albums as well lined up for my fans.
Is there anything else you would like to tell our readers?
I have come along way and I pride myself of what I've accomplished. Life is all about learning and growing. I'll carry that till I am no more and hopefully someone else can learn from what I've done and further it.
Listen to 'Dark Knights And Sleepless Tales' Here: