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

Hi ThatKidCourageous, how do you think about risk?
I know its cliche, but I truly believe that nothing great is accomplished without taking some risks. For myself personally, this year I left my job in the Cannabis industry when the pandemic hit, and then decided to fully commit myself to my music full time. The most difficult part has been facing doubt and resistance every single day, especially with all of the turmoil, uncertainty, and stress that we have all been put through this past year. I feel insanely grateful and lucky to have a strong support team that has helped me to grow and push forward through the struggles. It’s definitely not easy to create the life you’ve always imagined, but I know that it can be done.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Ever since I can remember I’ve always been fascinated by rhythm, and growing up in a super musical family I was exposed to a huge variety of sounds and genres. Hip Hop was always in my musical diet, but most of the stuff that was on the radio or MTV at the time just didn’t really resonate with me. It wasn’t until I started going to shows and seeing more underground groups like Dilated Peoples, and Blackalicious up in Aspen Co. that I really got hooked and became curious about how to make beats. Now I’m just trying to hone my craft and channel all that golden era energy, filtering it through my own lens. Most of my work tends to have a mellow and reflective element to it. Making beats is definitely a therapeutic process for me.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Mannn…. So Habit Donuts is a must, we’d start there. Then it would be a trip down South Broadway to hit my favorite weed shop A Cut Above, then some digging in Wax Trax and Kilgore Books on Colfax. After that we’d grab some sour beers over at Crooked Stave. For dinner we’d probably just hit Acorn cause it’s only a few steps away, and since Old Major closed down last year (RIP). I like to get boujee when I can afford to…
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I absolutely couldn’t do what I do without the love and support of my family and friends, as well as the community of fellow artists (musical and otherwise) here in Colorado and beyond. Additionally, the building of healthy habits (daily meditation, a healthy diet, and mad amounts of H2O) have all been massively helpful in maintaining my sanity and well-being.

Website: www.tkcbeats.com
Instagram: tkc_beats
Other: https://thatkidcourageous.bandcamp.com/

Image Credits
Jesse Riley

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