“Tweakin” is the new recently released video from Pastel Papi — an LA native who’s getting his start in the music industry. The rapper, musician, producer, and photographer from South Central decided to pursue a music career because he believed it was the best way to express himself.
The talented artist is versatile in a plethora of ways. Not only can he write a song that expresses how he’s feeling, but he can get behind the creative direction of it as well, meaning he can plan a photoshoot and direct the visual.
That’s exactly what he did with his new visual “Tweakin.” It’s clear to see the artistic direction in the song/visual, showing what makes Pastel Papi stand out from the rest. Keep reading to learn more about him, and watch the visual for “Tweakin” below.
What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?
I feel like it’s the best way to showcase all of my talents. I can write songs that express me, direct the video and do a photoshoot for it. Being a music artist allows me to be really myself.
What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you?
Sound is just so beautiful, like if to me just the sound in general is crazy. I like making noise and expressing myself through the noise. I can curate a listener’s emotions with a few notes and that’s crazy. Making people feel something through the music inspires me.
Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?
I do a lot of stuff photography would probably be the main hobby outside of music though. I live a crazy life and adventure constantly so that helps me stay creative.
Who are some of your main musical influences?
Kanye, Pharell, Drake, Pusha T, Don Diestro. I have a lot of them just depending on the space I’m in.
What are some of your music career goals for the future?
To establish myself as a top artist and to release a music film.
What has the response been like to that project?
People were impressed with how well I can curate different sounds together. Feel like it sets the floor for what I’m doing now.
What are some projects you’ve done in the past that you are most proud of and why?
‘Closer’ would be my most proud project, the drama around the creation project and then for it to come out how it came out was amazing. That song sounds like how I want my music to feel.
What message do you hope fans take away from your music?
Accept your crazy, losses, or whatever “bad parts” of yourself and make it beautiful. I talk about my wildness a lot because I love him too lol