Interview : Cesar Santalo


The world has always been filled with extremely talented individuals, the problem has always been being able to share your creations with the world. Up until the about the last decade, you couldn't just hit upload and have your creation sent to all your followers. We are all blessed to have the internet as we know it today because now we don't have to stand out on the streets handing out Mix-tapes or sit outside a record label hoping for the right person to walk out so you can then hand them your music with only hopes of them actually listening. With so many people being able to share their music we have been able to experience so much good music in so many good ways. Everyone develops their own unique style based off of who they grew up listening to, and every single person has listened to a different circle of artists growing up. This can only lead to a limitless amount of unique artists. Its a great time for musicians and listeners alike. This week we sat down with Cesar Santalo, a artist who blends styles effortlessly and is able to create his own unique sound.



INTERVIEW


Q. How old are you, where did you grow up and where do you stay now?

A. "I’m 20 years old and I’ve been born and raised in Miami. I also currently live here now."


Q. Is there a good creative Scene there? What was it like growing up in Miami?


A. "Yes, Miami is a city thriving with art and culture. Growing up in Miami is great because it’s a big melting pot of different people and you get to experience all of these different cultures in one place."


Q. So you would say Miami had a decent influence on you in your decision to start creating music? What else inspired you to make music?


A. "I always had a creative side to me. Growing up I used to draw a lot because my dad is an artist so I grew up around art. But, when I was 14 I wanted to try music but never had the guts to do it. Finally at 18 when I got into college one of my friends made a mixtape and I said to myself if he did it so could I. I asked him where he went to record and he gave me his contacts, I booked a session, and the rest is history."


Q. Have your parents been supportive of your passion?


A. "My parents are my number 1 supporters. Having their support makes everything so much better and easier."


Q. What college are you going to and what are you majoring in?


A. "I go to Florida International University (FIU) and I’m Junior majoring in Communications."


Q. What are some of your goals as an artist, big or small?


A. Well my main goal is to keep creating great music and keeping it true to myself.


Small goals:

Get signed to a record label

Get verified on Instagram

Hit 1 million streams on a song


Big Goals:<