HHW: Why do you still do music? What keeps you going?
Shawn Brown: Well I’ve been doing it for the past 4-5 years. But this past year I really decided to give it my all and drop a project to see how people would react. That helped me decide whether I should make this a hobby or go for it.
HHW: Do you have any other careers besides rapping?
Shawn Brown: I’ve only had regular 9-5 jobs, but other than that I’ve been investing all my time into music.
HHW: Have you ever thought of doing anything else?
Shawn Brown: I go to school for accounting and I’m passionate about that. But, I have my focus on music first and I’ll definitely put the music first before balancing books.
HHW: Where do you go to school?
Shawn Brown: I go to a community college here in Rochester. I am actually in my last year.
HHW: What influences your music?
Shawn Brown: Pretty much my life experiences. I try to write from my points of view first and hope people can relate to it. I pretty much about things I want to do or write about things I want to get done.
HHW: When did you realize this was something you wanted to take serious?
Shawn Brown: This past October when I dropped my first project and people really had a good reaction. After that, I said let
me see where I can really go with this. I really started pushing everything after that.
HHW: Who helped you get your foot into the door (in the music industry)?
Shawn Brown: My manger Katt really helped me. He’s been the person that helped me grind and network with everybody. My cousin June helped me a lot to get the ball rolling too. They’ve both really pushed me and helped me get my music out there.
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