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

What I strive to portray as an artist and embrace as a way of life.

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

An inquisitive soul trying to figure it out as I go along, and bring as many like-minded individuals on my journey with me.

Why do you do what you do?

Music’s always been a part of me. It’s my calling, so I suppose that makes what I “do” simply responding to that calling.

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

I think I always knew in my heart of hearts I wanted to do it, but it wasn’t until I embarked on other pursuits and kept being drawn back to music, that I really started to focus on my art.

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

Having trust in others – the people around me as well as those in an auxiliary position. It’s an ongoing mission, but every day I’m reminded by my fellow artists, industry personnel and collaborators that there are good people in my circle that want the best for me. With all the ups and downs of artist life, sometimes it’s hard to see.

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

It comes down to great music, great literature, inspirational stories, and the beauty in nature. Those are the utmost driving factors in my creative endeavours. My goal is to inspire anyone I perform for or come in contact with, even on a micro level.

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

Follow up consistently. Not to bug people, but I’ve lost shows on tour because I thought they were booked and ready to go, when in reality they weren’t. That lesson also taught me to have every show, especially ones out of town, contracted on paper.

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

I’m about to release my first full-length album, XW, in 2015. With that, I’ll be putting out a few music videos and putting together a North American tour.

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

Whatever your ambition, just go for it and go hard. Even if you’re lacking motivation at the start, it’ll come once you get going.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Check out my music, spread it around, tell your mom to listen because she just might like it! Thanks for having me on Babes & Gents.

Crossword: Profile

Full name

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Age

26

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

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

Tehran, Iran

First Language?

Farsi

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Emcee

How long have you been doing it?

6 years

Fav Song

Notorious B.I.G. – Sky’s The Limit / Deftones – Be Quiet & Drive

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Nas / Ghostface Killah / Danny Brown / System of a Down / Radiohead / The Roots

Fav Movie

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Hardball

Fav Actor/Actress

Will Ferrell

Fav Clothing brand

MNFSTO

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Banksy

Fav Sport to watch

Basketball

Fav Sport to play

Basketball

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