When it comes to making music, Waldo LaRue thought it looked fun and went for it, “There wasn’t ever one thing driving my inspiration. I have always been a creative person.” That creativity has led to a couple of songs that showcase his admiration for hip hop, as well as his budding artistry. We talked about all of that and then some in this back and forth exchange.
Kendra: Your debut single, “Go,” you could tell there is a lot of hip hop spirit in what you do. I noticed you rocking a Tupac tee in a couple of pics on your Instagram. With that, if you could go back and work with him on one of his songs and do a collaboration on a remix, which song would you pick and why?
Waldo LaRue: I would have to choose “I Get Around.” It’s a fun song that’s a little lighter than something like “Brenda’s Got a Baby” or one of his gangster hits. A song I think everyone would enjoy.
Kendra: Your latest single, “Get Down,” makes me wonder…are you working towards releasing an EP?
Waldo LaRue: I’ve currently got two songs right now, “Go” and “Moon Dance.” I plan to keep releasing singles until I can find my way. I’ve got several songs in the works. I love them all. I’d love to eventually build a project around them.
Kendra: With only a couple of songs out now, you’re still new and fresh to all of this. In a few years, where do you hope to be and what kind of artistic and creative growth are you hoping comes in that time?
Waldo LaRue: I’m trying to make dope and moving music, make my way to the top as fast as possible, and work with other great artists…I have found incredible breath in my voice, even in such little time; but developing that sound, and becoming truly comfortable with it is the plan.
Kendra: Another thing I noticed on your Instagram were these anime animations. Is that something you do yourself?
Waldo LaRue: Yes! I made them myself. I don’t have a lot of experience with it, and it’s a ton of work. It taps back into that creativity. Drawing and painting was my first outlet for art. I thought it would be a cool way to showcase my music.
Kendra: It’s hard to have a definite answer when it comes to future plans given the current state of everything, but as far as what you can control when it comes to your career and creativity – what do you have planned in the coming months for yourself?
Waldo LaRue: In the coming months I am going to continue making and releasing music while developing my voice, and recording skills. That last part being crucial. I’m not satisfied with how my voice translates to track. I need to keep my spirits up, and I am going to be looking to see if I can find help with any and all of that; present and future.