Voli; creative entity.
I currently reside in Connecticut, but I originated in New Jersey.
I create art that everyone can relate to. Mostly through singing, rapping, production and writing. I hope to lend a voice to those who’ve felt unheard in the music world.
I’ve always been in love with music, but I started songwriting around the age of 14.
It was nerve-racking and uncomfortable. I performed at my now manager’s college talent competition. My movements were stiff and I had minimal stage presence. I distinctly remember starting at the wrong part of the song and the crowd starting to boo. I recovered, though, and about a minute into the song had the crowd cheering. Made me think there was something to this music thing.
Initially, wide-scale recognition and to inspire on a massive level. Eventually, longevity. Ultimately, improve this world for the next generation.
First and foremost, to realize that there are no lines within music. Everyone has his/her own voice—use it to be you. Secondly, I hope that my music broadens the horizons of the general population. There’s an eclectic world of amazing artists, both old and new, that’ve influenced my sound. My body of work will inspire current and future fans alike to explore that world.
It extends beyond music, but to name a few: Stan Lee for inspiring me to take up my first passion, drawing; John Williams was the first composer I idolized growing up; Quentin Tarantino for making retro cool; and Kanye West for going against the grain in hip-hop.