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

Hi SDG, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success isn’t defined by the currency of this world. Success is measured by how happy a person wakes up every morning and how long they remain happy until the day is over. Time forces us to part with our worldly possessions, so any time spent truly enjoying life is time spent successfully. We look ridiculous trying to compare wages amongst ourselves, but if one of my peers is leading a life where they truly enjoy every waking moment, I would consider them a successful person. After all, step one to success for most people would be to get a lot of money, but the steps following are how you would spend your time afterwards. Live your life to the fullest and pursue your passions.

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.
I think the main thing that sets me apart from other artists would be my accolades. I dropped my first album and my fourteenth album during the same year. I founded a successful collective of extremely talented artists. I was cast in a movie that I got to watch premier in Harkins Theatres. My first concert I ever performed at was with my favorite rapper and 12,000 attendees. The list goes on.

I don’t know any first year artists besides myself who have done even a fraction or percent of what I have, and I say all of that with extreme humbleness. I’m grateful, but beyond that, I’m so inspired by what’s already happened. I know the future is going to be so wild.

My sound is an extremely diverse one, shifting from trap music to folk, R&B, soul and much more. I’ve been sticking to my merits about only having word of mouth advertisement, I don’t pay for ads or fake my followers and plays like certain other artists in my city, and I take pride in that. One thing that my audience can always expect from me is that I keep things a buck, I’m raw & I’m genuine. That’s the least I could offer and it’s already so much more than a lot of other people in the media today. My plans with my artistry are far beyond fame and money. My sights are on what to do once I achieve those things.

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.
My best friend actually just moved back to Glendale last week so that’s funny this question came up. First, I would probably take him to 35th & Dunlap, grab a drink from Circle K & then hit the home studio to record or sesh. Me and my boys are pretty simple creatures, a lot of us enjoy making music and some of us get down on PS5 or watch movies. Some of us like to go out, some of us like to eat. It’s never really a struggle to find something to do, we’re pretty easy going.

I love my city, so when I travel I get home sick. People can say what they like about Glendale but it will always be home for me. If I were to travel though, I would definitely want to visit Colombia or Spain.

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?
I always gotta recognize SDG Collective, it’s the group I came up with and will always hold loyalty towards. Too many names to list, but I’m grateful for every person who’s been apart of the crew and to everybody who’s ever supported. Without my people around me, I wouldn’t be who or where I am today.

Instagram: Joey.Bennett

Youtube: SDG Bennett

Other: Apple Music – Young Bennett Spotify – Young Bennett

Image Credits
Chase Warren

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