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

Hi Stoned, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
When I started Stoned Panda Beatz it was about being able to be myself. I grew up learning hard work leads to success, and as I got older it was harder to see success in working the normal corporate jobs. I finally felt I was ready to take my leap and show the world what I could do with no barriers. Now that I accomplished this I want to show the world that you really can do anything you put your mind to. This company is all about spreading love and letting people be themselves.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
A lot of what sets my sound and style different from others is my style is across all genres. I grew up listening to everything and that has helped shape my sound. It was difficult at times in the beginning because I would notice I was copying styles and then would have to redo songs to make them my own or even making songs that sounded to old like they had already been done. Now I have taken from those experiences and have made a style that is not like any other that came from my own brain and my own hard work. Above anything I want people to look at my story as just another voice but as an idea to help spark others inspirations.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Definitely I would take them to Meow Wolf! It’s for sure the place to go and just feel like a kid on a fantasy world. Hiking and climbing in the mountains is a must. The mountains are one of the greatest places to be in my opinion. It really makes you feel at peace. For food you gotta get Cheeba Hut and Crown Burger. Cheeba Hut is all around great not just for the food but also the atmosphere. Every time you go there it’s a welcoming fun feeling. Crown Burger I feel doesn’t get enough credit. In my opinion this is the best place for burgers in Colorado. If there’s any place for sure to go for food it’s there.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I defiantly owe a lot of this success to my parents for believing in me and helping me to achieve this dream. They have been there since the beginning and have put up with me through a lot as well but it was always love between us. I also could not have done this without the support of my friends and girlfriend. They have come to recording sessions, helped with my rapping getting better and helped more than anything to hype me up na keep me going.

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