Today we’d like to introduce you to S dot K
Hi S, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
From the moment I picked up a pen, I knew greatness was ahead of me. I started making music when I was 14 years old and I figured music was always the one thing that I could escape to when I needed a positive outlet. I didn’t have much confidence in myself with anything else and I suffered from low self-esteem for years, so I wanted to continue this path to hopefully see what confidence and self-love look like and spread it to any and everyone that hears me express my creativity. Through the years, I have been able to successfully do just what I set out to do and create a name for myself with so many accomplishments. On May 25th, 2020, I received the news that police officers killed George Floyd and that struck a nerve in the nation. Seeing the riots and the protest and the cries of the people across the world gave me the motivation to express my opinion the best way I knew how. Five days later, I recorded a song called “Can’t Breathe” which explains my stance on the matter and attempting to bring unity and peace to the community. That same day, my producer, Artie, sent me two other beats and I was blown away! I decided to do a whole project to promote awareness of the social injustice our nation is up against. I called the EP ‘Stereo Type’. Wrapping up the project, I made a record called “Black and Proud.” There was something different about this song. My engineer, Syce, had so much excitement from this record and said, “ I’m honored to have you record your song here!”. The inspiration behind this song is that being black sometimes puts a negative connotation on the person or the culture. I wanted to show people that I’m black and I celebrate it! Not to say I’m better because I’m black, but because I’m excited to be in the skin I’m in, and people should feel the same about ourselves so we can start bridging the gap in the racial path we are on. The feedback of ‘Stereo Type’ has been beyond words. People have cried, people have been inspired, people have been motivated to make a difference, and I am so excited about more of what the future holds.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
The road to success should never be smooth or easy. Without a rough journey, there’s no story to tell. I’ve had so much heartbreak on this path. I’ve lost friends, I’ve been overlooked, I’ve experienced disappointment. But it was all worth it and I would do it all over again.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a music artist. I sing, rap, and songwriter. Making music is my passion, and I know this is what I was put on this earth to do. People know me for coming up with creative lines instantly and for my lyrical ability. I can say a line that makes you think it means one thing, but over time you realize it means something else. When I create, ideas just come to me so effortlessly. There have been so many times that I meet with producers to show me beats. 5-10 mins later, I have a whole verse and chorus created. I’m proud of my quality of sound. My ear for music is so advanced, and my message is set to be inspirational.
I plan on being the voice of good music—the brand of elevation. I’m after respect before a check. I want to continue to build my brand and make music the thing that gives me and my beautiful wife, Ty, a more successful life.
- ‘Stereo Type’ masks – $10
- “SdotKA’ shirts -$15
- Elevate Yourself shirt – $20
- Email: Sdotka90@gmail.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sdotka_music/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/skamusic
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5t6uA0g3Zx3vhxAItLwhGG?si=blxKCabEQYmkpcxwo_K8mw