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Circle Of Inspiration Spotlight: Al Cheekz

Describe who you are and what you do::
I'm an american DJ & Event Coordinator striving everyday to change lives through art.



What drew you to this particular creative outlet?:
Past experiences of working in many different fields help me find what I was most comfortable in.


When did you decide to pursue your passion?:
My freshmen year of college. I had the opportunity to leave Chicago for a performance in NYC with a young Chance the Rapper. The moment I got back, I dedicated everything to my passion full time and never looked back.

 

Where do you draw inspiration from?:
Past legends that had tougher circumstances, but never gave up. Such as Bob Marley, James Brown, Ray Charles, and Ali.

What is the biggest lesson that you have learned on your creative journey?:
You get what you pay for in the industry, so It's important to invest in yourself fully when doing so.

What are you currently working on?:
I'm currently working on a series of themed DJ mixes, producing reggaeton music for a few of universal records artist, and planning ways to adjust to covid.

Any words of advice for someone getting started in your field?:
No one will ever know what's best for you other than yourself. Take a risk and have a plan.

Al is a DJ Artist from St. Louis, MO who is following his heart + pursuing his passion with confidence. 

Keep up with Al Cheekz' new beats and gigs on Instagram @alcheekz_ftw and on Mix Cloud!

 

Keep your circle of inspiration tight and keep creating!

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