Interview with Alec Reyes (@alecreyestheog)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Ever since I was a young child I was drawn to hobbies that required the use of creativity to complete tasks. By the age of 13, my best friend Elia Drop had steered me to the path of hip hop music. I had quickly fallen in love with rhyme schemes and catchy cadence. I was fortunate enough to release my first album “Royals & Rebels” by 2015. Luckily enough for me, I had a family that always supported me.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

In my senior year of high school in 2010, I had crossed paths with super producer Jahlil Beats. I reached out to him about working on music and crazy enough he had responded and even gave me some good advice. Since then I felt I had more talent than the average.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

Since day one the best advice I ever received was “Persistence is key”.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Growing up I had a best friend by the name of Elia Drop who always pushed me and helped me sharpen my skills. To this day he is the first person to hear any of my music.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

I have tried to raise money for dog shelters. But most of all anytime people need help getting important news out or need a hand just getting started I am always there to help them out whether it’s marketing or just giving them advice.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

“Persistence is key” one late night after one of my shows I had a record label executive from Roc Nation tell me I should never stop working on my craft because your work ethic will be the tool to help you break down any obstacle that comes your way. Ever since then I have made constant music and endless networking with artists/ producers/DJ’s in the industry.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

You can follow me on Instagram/Twitter @AlecReyesTheOG

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