We had the good fortune of connecting with Claygo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Claygo, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
My end goal is to make a difference. Big or small. I want to be able to touch lives and shed light on a struggle that continues to be ignored within the black community. I want to gain a voice to give a voice to those who are not heard. By the end of my career I want to be in the position where I can look back and say I used my platform for good.
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.
When it comes to my music, it truly gives me an outlet. It allows me to release many emotions that I feel and that I may usually have issues expressing. When you listen to my music, I want the listener to realize I speak on issues I truly care about. It’s important to me to give a voice to those who may never be heard. And I believe that is what sets me apart from others. I don’t just do this for fame or money, I would rather see my words bring change and possible healing. Professionally, I still am not where I would like to be, but the grind does not stop. I am still facing challenges and obstacles of mainly being heard. Just means I have to go harder!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
That is a little tough for me considering I am a homebody and a little bit of a loner as well. But to answer the question, I would definitely take them to my folks place to get a home cooked meal while they out here. And would have to show them downtown Denver, probably hit up Welton St. Cafe. And check out some bars down there as well. Really nothing too major because I’m a pretty basic guy.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give the biggest thank you to God above for giving me this talent. Without him I would not be able to do any of this I have been blessed to do. And of course much love to my parents. I cannot thank them enough for all they have taught me and for the position they have help me to reach. Shoutout to my brother Carleton, Shel, Justin, Kendrick, Adrian, my boys Josh and James for giving me the feedback I need to hear. Shoutout Laidback Lee, Ruminate, Mike Re-al, y’all keep doing y’all thing! Also huge thank you to everyone who bumps my music and shares it with the public. Please do not take it personal if I did not name you it is not personal and I truly have so many people I thankful for and grateful to have.
Instagram: @young_claygo and @claygo_music
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