Student Spotlight: Leon Wambagu

Q: How would you describe your talents?

A: I create music and music videos.

Q: When did you start creating content?

A: In 8th grade when I started telling everyone that I was going to drop my fire mix tape in 2020. Everyone, including my teachers thought it was a joke, but it wasn’t. In early 2019 I realized I had to start grinding. I released my music video for Yung Man at the end of last March.

Q: Why do you make your music?

A: I make my content because it’s nice to see people enjoy it and it’s fun to go into the studio and just bang a few tracks out.

Q: What was the biggest struggle when you were getting into music?

A: Honestly the hardest part was just sitting down and banging the kind of sound I thought people wanted to hear.

Q: What do you wish you knew before you started recording music?

A: I wish I had some experience working with sound and music before I started making my own.

Q: If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now?

A: I would waiting out high school for something new to come along, probably in technology.

Q: What was it like to release your first music video?

A: It was a lot of work. We spent all of spring break working on it. It was probably ten hours of filming and 70 hours of editing. It was no sleep, just grind.

Q: How did you get so many hits on your music video?

A: I put up posters around school saying ban air pods and when people scanned the qr code it took them to my video. It probably got me an extra 300 views.

Q: What are you going to do after you drop your 2020 mix tape?

A: I’m not going to stop. I’m just going to drop one album after the next.

Q: Where can people find your latest content?

A: On my YouTube channel tall chicken.

Q: If you could send one message to your fans what would it be?

A: I am thankful for all my supporters and I hope that everyone continues to enjoy my new content.

Q: How do you want people to remember you as a musician?

A: I want people to remember my music as unique and high quality and also just some straight fire.

Q: What advice would you give to people that are thinking about getting into music?

A: you always need to pursue your dreams, the hardest part is finding the motivation.

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