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Rising Stars: Meet AYR

Today we’d like to introduce you to AYR.

Hi AYR, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I started making music at an early age.

It was always something I knew I wanted to/would be doing. I used to write a whole bunch of songs in the back of my school notebooks in class and of course when I got home I’d be looking up beats and trying to figure out how to record.

I remember my mom got me my first mic and I started recording myself at home and teaching myself about sound and how to record efficiently with what I had. I realized it was destined for me in high school because I was always known as “that rapper kid.”

Little did I know that music was much more than just recording and performing and that’s how I got to where I am today and how I’ll get to where I want to be. Making mistakes, learning from them, and implementing those lessons in the future whether with music or the business aspect of it.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Anyone who’s done it can tell you. It’s more than having the confidence to follow your dreams, especially when it comes to having something non-conventional as a career.

The biggest bump in the road is confidence. Doubt comes to you from everywhere whether it be peers, the people closest to you, or your own mind and thoughts.

The road is tough to navigate as well especially when people want to take advantage of you. One of my biggest philosophies is that “People will have your best interest in mind, but they don’t know what’s best for you.”

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m known for music, modeling, and being a socialite. Though I don’t come from the traditional heritage/meaning of the word, my charisma, connections, and way of bonding with people have elevated me to that status.

My homies always joke that I have an infinite Rolodex for not just knowing people, but actually having a meaningful connection to them. My music has also elevated because of that just due to having a nice social status. I’m a vocalist so rapping and singing are my forte. I call my music Hip-Pop, lol.

I’m independent so I kind of do everything myself such as booking my shows, events, photoshoots, etc. In regards to my modeling, I want to give a shout-out to my favorite local brands such as Cloudy Clothing, Doughnut Shop Co., and Ninth Life.

I’ve done a few shoots for them and they’ve always held me down with fly gear! I’m just an all-around entrepreneur honestly. I like to dibble-dabble into a lot. Just know I have some new merchandise coming too.

What were you like growing up?
Personality-wise, I was always out-going and charismatic. I used to be shy and sensitive as a kid, but as I got older and realized my talent of being able to talk with any and everybody, I realized my true confidence. it also helped me with the ladies.

I used to think other people were so cool and would want to dress like them, talk/act like them, and even be in their same circle. I floated around a lot trying to find where I fit in. I then realized that by just being myself and emitting a confident aura I fit in everywhere because everyone accepted me, and the ones who didn’t were just envious.

I’m big into sports and that’s because I used to go outside a lot. I’d play basketball, soccer, and football all the time with my day ones, and of course, we’d always race, I skate too, been doing that since middle school really.

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KxngVisionsLLC, Marco Morgan, Ferguson Dionte, and Martin Muahfuego

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