We had the good fortune of connecting with Collin Maing and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Collin, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
You’re never done learning, there is always more to know. True masters of the world are always finding out more about what they do. Be open to those new techniques, study your mistakes and constantly test new found information. Education doesn’t stop at institutions, you’re in it for the long hall my friend. Embrace it!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
When it comes to my music I like to play it cool. Cadence is everything to me in music. When I record a song I like to perform it as if the world was watching. To me, the most important aspect of a song is how well it was performed, It can’t sound like someone reading from paper or a screen. You have to take the listener to another world in their mind. I’m not great at many things but when it comes to music I exceed with a high intensity. I’ll admit it took me quite few years to develop my style to where it’s at now and my early work wasn’t great, but that’s how it is. You have to immerse yourself in your passion and step-by-step learn and work you’re way to having better stats. Same goes for the aesthetics I choose for my other creative works. Whether its the clothing brands I’m developing, or the graphic designs and illustrations i make. I always make sure to immerse my self in the culture and study it to figure out the best way to present what I have to offer. I’ve learned the best lessons from mistakes. It takes some fails to earn some wins, not just as a creative or professional but all together as a human being. One thing I want the world to know is that I pour my soul into everything that I do and it comes from a man with heart and humanity. I got mad love for the world and want the best for it.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Honestly, I am the worst person to ask this I’m constantly working and don’t have much time to go out. Currently I’m in the “grinding hard to make up for lost time” stage in life.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out to my family. My folks are great people who embraced my creativity and inspired me to create my own brands and businesses, thank you. I also want to shout out my friend Billy Warhurst (@glitchinthealg0rithm). He’s helped a great deal with the video and photography aspect of my work for the past few years. He’s always down to do something creative and is a really talented guy. My circle is small, but it’s powerful and I’m grateful for it.

Website: firehitsrecords.com
Instagram: instagram.com/collinmaing
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSRQDh36ylLrK3FN3hUyIQ
Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/01cRy3DQ1j0K31KbMfsii0

Image Credits
Photos Shot By: Billy Warhurst @glitchinthealg0rithm

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