We had the good fortune of connecting with Arjaysoul and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Arjaysoul, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking is probably what has defined me as a artist up to this point. I learned the world doesn’t reward people who doesn’t take risk. It’s played a major role in my career so far cause it’s allowed me to learn more about myself as well as allowing me to put matters in my own hand. (Betting on myself).
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Not your regular R&B singer – the versatile and independent artist – ArjaySoul is not afraid to take risks when creating his own wave in music. The Arizona-native is no stranger to turning heartbreak to breakthrough and adapting to his environment. At 13 years old his father was killed , but he knew a shift in his emotions was necessary to level up his mindset. After dropping out of college after his first year, Arjay was homeless and working double shifts just to get time in the studio but going back to his old life was never an option. While confident in his own sound and calling as an artist, he finds inspiration from Grammy Award winning artists like H.E.R., Drake, and Jhené Aiko. He also lives by the quote, “Luck is just being prepared at all times, so when the door opens you’re ready”, stated by one of the most illustrious artists in rap history – Nipsey Hussle who Arjay references in info of fans favorite single “Numb Rant”. Arjay’s fans empathize with his hardships and struggle that he communicates through his ghostly sound and lyrics. The singer initially exhibits a soft-spoken peculiarity but comes from a very rough background, He strives for his fans to get to know him for his childlike heart. Once living in survival mode, to now being the artist to look out for Arjaysoul could be your next favorite artist.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Honeslty i love barros pizza and wings so I’m definitely eating there. Another good place is a hole in the wall spot called hatch -it. Besides that I’m a movie head so I’m probably catching a movie or a more inclosed environment with friends.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shout out to cash, cole, Shanelle, j’nae Demetri… just to name a few people who work things behind scenes to make sure I’m able to complete work!