“When it comes to performing at Forecastle, I’m speechless. Last year, I performed with 1200, as one of his backup singers. Now, I’m honored to have a chance to hop on the stage, grab a mic and show people what I have to offer.
I’ve been performing since the age of nine and been writing since eleven. Personally, I have a lot of growing to do, musically. I think that if I mix my personal life with my music, it’ll show that I’m keeping it real with people. I can put my life experiences inside the booth, write about it and record it. It’s my outlet. I put my all into this music thing. By the grace of God, I’ve been able to perform, write, and sing music.
I've always had this mindset to where I wanted to be the best. To be the best, you’ve got to believe the you’re the best and I believe that I am. I just want to push myself to be better. I’m too competitive. I have to continue to work hard. My parents told me that if I find myself sitting on the couch, somebody else will be working harder than me. I don’t want that. That’s why I push myself mentally and physically to get in the studio, whether that’s pushing a button or writing a rhyme.
In the West we need love, more voices, and we need to come to together. There’s too much hate going on in the city. We need more people out here, to start a movement and not down talk the youth. It’s time to better the city. We need to show the youth that they can pick up a mic, a pen, or a camera. Put the guns down. You can pick up anything and use to better your community. We need to come together and it all starts with you. It starts with that one person that’s willing to speak out and come together to show people that we can come together. It’s all about love, more voices, and coming together.” - Metez, Shawnee
Catch his performance during the West Louisville Showcase, this Saturday, at Forecastle!