Mi Gente! Welcome to Episode 7 of Trailblazers: Meet The Creatives series.
Today, we share the story of Sebastian, a rapper from Queens, New York, known by his stage name Visionolic.
Sebastian, took a leap of faith a few years ago while working as a stockbroker. He has been writing lyrics and recording songs since the age of 10 but continuously ignored his passion until one day while sitting in his office he remembers listening to Will Smith’s song “You just decide!”: You just decide! what is going to be, who you gonna be and how your gonna do it” when he made the decision to pursue his passion and become a rapper.
From that day on, Visionolic was born and since then he has been working nonstop writing lyrics, recording his music and even building his own studio!
Tell us about yourself, who are you and what do you do.
My name is Sebastian Rivera but I am known as Visionolic. I am an upcoming rapper from Queens, NY.
What’s your background?
I have a lot of Latino and NY roots as my background. I was raised by my mother who is from Colombia in the city of New York and our tough journey made me who I am today.
Define your artistry…
I am rapper and rap is the way of communication I use to bring the message to millions.
What inspires you?
The determination of never giving up and the journey I have traveled thus far are my daily inspirations.
What does your work aim to say? What themes do you pursue?
The message of my music is to never give up no matter the circumstances.
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influence is that thing who created whatever this life is. How intelligent and powerful you have to be to create a whole space filled with planets and humans?
Should art be funded? Why?
Yes, absolutely. Art should be funded to push the exposure of the creation.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Secure health, wealth, love and happiness.
What is your dream project?
My dream project is to partner with a major records label.
What’s next for Visionolic?
Promoting my single “City of Frowns” which is out now on Soundcloud.
I just finished building my own studio where I mix and master all my songs. It took me two years to do this but it was worth, I learned all the behind the scenes and now I’m ready to work on my music and to collaborate with other artists. Let’s get it!
I hope you all support Visionolic and his music!
Visionolic is an upcoming rapper from Queens, NY. He has been writing lyrics and recording music since the age of 10. He seeks to inspire others with his lyrics to never give up regardless of circumstances. Follow him on Instagram @visionolic