We had the good fortune of connecting with Eighty Spadez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eighty, what principle do you value most?
“This, above all, to thine own self be true.” I got this from Renaissance Man. The moment I heard that, it became my motto. To me, it means don’t try to be someone else, be you. Trust yourself. Know that yourself is more than enough if that makes sense lol
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I consider my art to be audio time capsules. They capture a certain mood, feeling, or emotion, and I believe that is what sets me apart from others. It allows me to evolve, while remaining true to myself. I am currently most excited for a joint album I am working on with Fat Trak, called Chapter One: The ?nknown Soldier. I feel like sonically, this is 1 of my greatest works to date. I got to this point by just trying, and failing. A lot. Music kept me out of street business. That, and video games. It definitely wasn’t easy, but through practice, and dedication, I realised early that this is what I wanted to do. One of the 1st lessons I learned, was to believe in yourself fully. Even when it feels like the world’s against you, don’t falter or waver in your belief in yourself. That, and don’t be afraid to try. If I could tell the world about me, it’s that this element of hip hop, rapping, is my life. This. Is. What. I. DO! Everybody has a story to tell, and I would like the opportunity to share mine.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Pre-covid, I would start with a trip to LightShade. Any one of them. After we get properly situated, a visit to Bar Red for Chef Luke McCoy’s menu. Then, a visit to 1up Colfax for all kinds of arcade and pinball nostalgia. And you have to go to the SliceWorks across the street for your pizza fix. Close that night with a trip to some friends who stay In the area, and have a good night lol. For the rest of the week, I would take to to various places. Like, The Creamery on the Eastside, Lucero’s also on the Eastside, Machete’s in Cherry Creek, Definitely to the 16th street mall. Welton St. Cafe on 5 Points. Chubby’s on 38th. And many more dispensaries on the way to these places. Google them, there’s plenty lmao!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are 2 people that I would shoutout. The 1st would be Flowzz Rhymeswell. The other half of Rhymeswell Labs. There would be no Eighty Spadez without him. And last but not least, Terrence Ashley. He was my absolute biggest fan musically. When he passed, I said I would take this seriously to prove that he was right.
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