Interview with Luis Angel GDD, “LuiAGDD” for short, Latino Artist in the underground scene of Houston, Texas
Please tell us something about yourself.
I make Reggaeton, Dancehall, Rap, Hip-hop, R&B, etc. I have some music out, but the majority is still unreleased.
How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey?
When I was younger, I just happened to like expressing myself and my thoughts in ways where I don’t necessarily have to tell others face to face. Making music allowed me to express myself with no barriers. I started learning about music in my teenage years and slowly learned about the music game as I grew older and experienced life as an adult.
Who are your role models?
Role models were and always will be Daddy Yankee, Arcangel, and Tego Calderon. There are many more, but those guys, in particular, touched me with their music.
What inspires you?
What inspires me is the ability to be able to progress independently little by little with no rush. Just to be able to work on my craft and keep creating motivates me.
Please tell us about your Record Label.
I just recently started my own record label GDD Records LLC. And, it’s a great feeling to be able to since I’m an independent artist.
Which social media channels work best for promoting your work? What exactly do you do on the social media channel that makes it work for you?
I really like to use Instagram. I pretty much figured it out on a small scale, but now it’s time to push.
What’s your greatest fear?
Greatest fear would be to die knowing I didn’t even try to figure things out.
Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
One thing I wished I understood better was when Mr. Knowles told me that the industry is just a big Jedi Mind trick. Understanding that just makes things much easier.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
The small amount of success I’ve thus far is just reaching out and getting together with other creatives – DJs, promoters, photographers, graphic designers, marketers, etc.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
What keeps me going when things get rough is just the fact that life isn’t always going to be a smooth ride and the opportunity of learning from life experiences.
Any message for our readers.
A message for the readers is to pursue your goals no matter what, and opinions at the end of the day aren’t really needed.
How can people connect with you?