We first discovered and featured artist Ken Randle in our very first magazine issue in the Fall of 2012. Now he is back two years later doing it bigger and better than ever! We caught up with him to see how things are now:
What is your motivation?
-My family. Particularly my nephews, just seeing their faces makes me hungrier. Just knowing they are watching me and that I can somehow make a big impact on their lives, not just by being their uncle but by showing them that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Just by chasing my dreams can give them the courage they need to follow theirs.
What is your favorite genre of music?
-All genres. I’m just a music lover in general. I am. Always been and always will be in love with the art.
What makes you unique?
-I’m me. The laid back guy that lets loose in the booth and gives all he has in him to give that feeling back to his listeners, where they remember the day, minute, second, and who they were with when they first heard my music.
Who is your all-time favorite role-model?
-The man himself. Prince.
What are your goals for the next five years?
-A couple of BET, American Music, and Grammy Awards would be nice!
Do you have a hobby?
I like to play basketball when I’m not writing or recording. I’m pretty good at it, I might add (Laughs). I’m always up for a game or two.
Do you have any hidden talents?
-I’m now showing off and releasing my ‘hidden’ talent to the world…singing! No one besides my family and a few close friends knew that I could sin until I released my very first record/video.
What are some roadblocks/struggles you overcame?
-I would have to say finally getting the courage to go after what I’ve dreamed of practically all my life, becoming an artist. I think when I gave myself a reality check, that no one is going to help. I grew up and began to do the necessary things to make my dreams a reality.
What is some advice you can give the next generation?
-Create the life that you desire. Know that no one is going to do it for you. Know that this is YOUR dream and no one is entitled to it but YOU. Do what you have to do to make the necessary first steps, and the rest will follow.
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