We had the good fortune of connecting with Iyosi Pydas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Iyosi, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
Creating music is one of the earliest passions that I’ve had that I can remember, but it isn’t my only one. By the end of my career? I’d hope to be living off of passive income while still writing/performing the music that my supporters and myself prefer. My music career seems like a gateway to other mediums of success that I’m interested in such as cryptocurrency, robotics, and the food industry. I feel that if I spend more time at home and less time at a traditional job, provided that my income can sustain it, my creativity and content would flow to a point of building a sustainable and suitable lifestyle. At this point, having $0 worth of debt, owning a reliable vehicle (no car note), and having a home to live in with little to no overhead is the dream. All I need is the home and I’m set. That just takes a few plays and some financial discipline. Once these goals are realized, I know I’ll just add more to the list. So in other words, my end goals are everchanging as I meet them. Pydas
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Originally I’m from Detroit, Michigan. There was a lot of crime in my surroundings and I didn’t exactly have the best influences around me. Eventually my immediate family moved around until we ended up in Arizona. Once I arrived and settled, I was able to focus on my music as a career and no longer a passion. In LA I went to Los Angeles Recording School and graduated with my engineering certificate. Afterward I started working with local artists here in AZ. There have been both good and bad moments but it’s “market tuition” as my investment buddies call it. No matter my level of recognition, I will still produce the music that comes from my creativity and experience, rather than purely for profit. I feel I have something more to offer in my music. Often you’ll hear lines about finance, future technology, health/fitness, food, and personal experiences that are relatable. This organic formula along with some other elements helped to create the economy that I am a part of today, Grand Unified.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Hiking – Echo Canyon Trail/Lost Dutchman State Park Food – Moku Hawaiian Grill, Pho For Days, El Gordo Tacos Scenery – Sedona
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Taylor Jade @Taylorjadephotography definitely deserves a shoutout. Whenever I need a photographer she is there. Taylor has taken most of my career photos from live shows, video shoots, interviews, etc. The pictures come out professional each time and she is pretty flexible with her schedule. Having media is important as an artist and having high quality media is even better. Taylor helps me to have a professional yet personal image across all my social media platforms and the like. This takes a heavy load off of my mind because I can focus more on my craft and not on taking low quality selfies for IG constantly. Ever in need of a creative and professional photography experience, then Taylor is who you want!