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Artiztik: Profile + Interview

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Artiztik: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Inspiration: Pain

Passion: Art

Strength: Overcoming that pain with art.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

More than a rapper

Why do you do what you do?

Because music is the center of my life at all times, there is no moment where music is not important to me.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

After being a fan of hip-hop for numerous years, I decided to try my hand at it. I decided my journey would abruptly conclude after writing my first “rap”. After a few major events in my life, I decided to attempt writing raps once more. I realized I wanted to pursue this after recording for numerous years and receiving the positive feedback. In a way, you could say the support system I had was a big reason for Artiztik’s inception.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Self Pessimism

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

-During the course of my life I have had the opportunity to be surrounded by many role models who have aided me in my progression. Notably my family and close friends as well as mentors.

-One of the greatest feelings in the world is to have people reach out to you and tell you how your art form has inspired them in their lives. Very humbling

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Not believing in myself enough. A lot of support from friends, family and fans has helped me gain confidence in myself.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I plan to release a lot of music and music videos throughout the course of the summer. A mixtape followed by an all-original album will be releasing in the future.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

As corny as it may sound, be yourself. I’ve realized the best way to approach anything is to remain who you are. People relate to genuineness and appreciate honesty.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

I want to thank everybody who has been supporting my music and also thank Babes N Gents for featuring me. Thank you!


Artiztik: Profile


Full name

Alex Van Dusen



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)


First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)


How long have you been doing it?

Started writing poetry when I was 13 which developed into rapping when I was around 15; 5 years

Fav Song

Can’t narrow it down

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Joe Budden, Frank Sinatra, Nas, Eminem,.

Fav Movie

V For Vendetta

Fav Actor/Actress

Jennifer Lawrence <3

Fav Clothing brand

Ralph Lauren

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer/Dancer/choreographer

My talented friend Siamak Abrishami

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play





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