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Life & Work with Larry Smith

Today we’d like to introduce you to Larry Smith. 

Hi Larry, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Okay, I started my business around 2017 in high school with a couple of my close friends. We started rapping at first, we were just playing around at first but then, over time in 2019 that’s when we started taking the business serious and we form a group LAKESIDE ENT. (Odd Future/PRO/ERA) we all started rapping as a collective after I graduate from high school around 2019 that’s when I started dropping multiple projects on my SoundCloud to spread my music and be heard. But in 2020, that’s when I started producing and making tracks on my own/friends/clients I been doing that for a while, then in 2021, that’s when I decided to make my own YouTube channel. And every sense I love doing YouTube and talking to people and making music. I love connecting with people and spreading my message to the young Individuals and the old ones, but that’s my story. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Well, to start off what people should know about my work is the fact that it’s unique from everybody else. And it stands out I have spent hours on making sure that everything is right (as far as mixing/uploading), but my business is based on production, but overtime I wanna expand my business like I want my brand to live on forever type shit. I have collab/work with people online, and I have worked with people in the city like Micah Rembert, Nicolette henry, platinum keyz, LLC my plan is to travel more and network with more people becoming a public figure showing love to my city. 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I make music for myself and clients what I specialize in is sound every time I make a beat, I mix it up with my own sound. And I’m known for being an artist/Producer and a public figure, but what I’m proud for is working with an Artist/Friend that’s genuinely love working like I love putting a smile on a person face and the work effort. I feel like what sets me apart from others is the fact that I’m different and have a positive mindset on others. 

What do you think about happiness?
Yes, I can say one of my challenges is time there is only 24 hours in a day, and I work at a full-time job right now currently, but overtime throughout my day, I make sure that I squeeze in and manage what I can. Another challenge I can say is when I started recording in 2017, I started recording on my iPhone 7 though Garageband, and then within that year, one of my closest friend’s jay (Ryoichi), showed me bandlab. I have been using band lab for about two years, but I still use band lab here and there then in 2020 that’s when I started using fl studio. 

The lessons that I have learned is never giving up because everybody starts somewhere in life everybody earned what they worked hard for, that motivated me to aim even higher. Every day I take everything in as a lesson, you know, because every day you learning something new. Another lesson I have learned finding my own sound throughout the years via close friends, family, or by myself looking back, I would say overall, it’s been smooth. 

A lot of things make me happy but making music makes me happy, working with other people makes me happy, meeting new people traveling, and working on my craft makes me happy I love the positive energy that come with people and the respect that other people have having the right chemistry/vibe. But overall, that’s what makes me happy working on my art, working with new people/close friends. 

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I want my impact to be a legendary – playboi carti 

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