Music is a craft used to share emotions and tell stories, and storytelling, is the oldest art form in the world. When Guy Ferz first began writing raps in the back of class, he had no idea he was tapping into one of the most influential cultural pillars in human history. Music has the power to start a revolution, end wars and mend a broken heart. So in efforts to use his powers for good (not evil), Guy has embarked on an unstoppable journey to motivate and hype-up all those who are willing to listen. To find out more about his creative odyssey read the full article below.
1. What is the earliest memory you have of yourself doing something creative?
Literally in middle school writing raps in the back of class while pretending to pay attention. What a struggle that was. Teacher’s hated me, but I loved it.
2. What kind of creative work do you do?
I am a recording artist. Rap, Reggaeton, and just creative music man. I love lyrics and making music that gets people to feel something.
3. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Well, I was born in Brazil and moved to Miami when I was about 9 or 10. Been raised here since then. I used to swim at a very high, competitive level and used the music that I recorded at home to pump me up for races. It was only later on that I discovered that I am much better at making music than swimming in races. Plus, that is where my passion was, so that’s what I’m currently pursuing.
4. How would you describe your specific style? What makes you unique?
I am very bilingual with my music and tend to go back and forth between Reggaeton and Rap. I love those 2 genres for very different reasons. I bring a fresh take to creating music and really tend to work in a grey area between the two. I love writing and I love rapping. But I also love dancing and culture. So I take all of that into account when I make my music.
5. What has been some of the biggest influences and sources of inspiration in your work?
For sure artists that I grew up idolizing such as Eminem, Jay Z, Daddy Yankee, and Kanye West just to name a few. I see their work and I just love the way it makes me feel. I see that and always think the same thing: “Damn man, that’s what I wanna do. I wanna do that.”
6. Do you have any rituals to help you get the creative juices flowing?
Kind of, this is how I usually work: I am always thinking of song ideas, lyrics, and visuals to go with those songs. I think like this constantly throughout the day. Whenever I think of something really dope, I make a note on my phone and save it there. Then I always set aside some time everyday to really develop those ideas and start creating the song. Some grow into real songs that I end up recording and others just die out. Kind of a natural selection process when it comes to making music.
7. What have been some of your favorite projects you’ve worked on? Any current projects you’d like to mention?
I spent the last 2 years just developing my sound and my image as an artist. 2020 is actually going to be a huge year because I know who I am now and I am currently working on my first legitimate EP titled “LA OBRA”. 8 songs and about 3 music videos. This is a project I am excited about and constantly developing.
8. What are some of the best lessons you’ve learned while developing your craft? What valuable advice could you offer to other Creators like you?
Patience. Patience. Patience. I’ve made mistakes before by rushing through plans since I was so excited to execute on them, when the outcome would have been much better if I just took my time and slowed it down. I’ve learned that patience leads to longer lasting results. It allows you to really see what is going on and avoid creative pitfalls.
9. Where can we find more of your work and follow your journey?
Instagram and Spotify: @GUY_FERZ. I spend most of my time connecting with fans/supporters through those 2 platforms because of how easily I can express myself on them. It’s just so engaging and easy to use.