Today we’d like to introduce you to Ross Taxin.
Ross, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Released the first mixtape in 2017 age of 18.
Released first studio project in 2018 age of 19.
Graduated college June 2019 age 20.
Three weeks later. Incarcerated.
Came home from an 18 months sentence in 2021.
Published for Leafly October 2021 (age 22).
Teamed up with digital marketing agency SLIGHTWRKS.
Released the first single since 2018 with popular hip-hop DJ Trap-A-Holics.
First music blog post-June 5.
Worldstar publication June 7.
Several interviews & podcasts on Youtube.
Over 250k streams on all streaming platforms.
Worked with acts & music artists: Jose Guapo, Nefew, Big Rube (Dungeon Family), Yung Ralph, Ola Runt, Jason Jabbbar (BMF).
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not a smooth road. Incarceration. Over four months in solitary confinement.
Catching extra charges in the county to defend myself.
Having to start over, and essential enter a new covid-ridden world.
Grandma & two close church grandmothers passing away.
Mentor since the 2nd grade passing away a few months ago. Pain stricken- grief.
My education, political, & business contacts at a hold, and all the momentum in my career at a complete halt.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a hip-hop artist from Fayetteville, GA. I specialize in live performing, record producing, and online content creation and digital marketing. I’m proud of the publications that I received upon the release of my first single in for four years. Went from watching world star to being on the homepage of their website. Went from listening to Jose Guapo & Yung Ralph in high school, then doing music with them. Many more to come. This year we manifesting 20 singles, 20 videos, & 20 label deals. There’s nothing that my Grandma can’t do.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
You miss 99% of the shots you don’t take. After deep analyzation, I believe the risk is up to the discrepancy of the taker. The risk I’ve taken have included financial ones such as investing $2,500 in an e-commerce business and investing $10,000 in a marketing agency. The e-commerce business ended up being more than what one person can handle, and I eventually ended up getting my eBay and other e-commerce accounts banned for not fulfilling the orders within a timely manner. Great investment, but ended up being an occupation that required a big team. Analyze your risk, all risks aren’t 100% failures, a few tweakers, and you’ll be good to go on your way.
- Website: www.rosstaxin.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/mrapril15th
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/mrapril15th
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4FXxQytSQtU6F7gftjbbGw
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/rosstaxin
- Other: https://linktr.ee/rosstaxin
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