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Life & Work with Kendall Davidson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kendall Davidson.

Hi Kendall, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
The film was my first love. I got my first camera when I was 8 years old.

I would record our family events and interview my family members about their life. The idea of documenting real-life experiences in a unique way was a driving force in my music as well. I started writing short stories and poetry around the age of 10. I couldn’t really tell you why I started but I can say that I felt like it was what I should be doing.

My family was really big into different styles of music from alternative to jazz, rock, soul, blues, and hip-hop. Which made me appreciate music at an early age.

When I got to high school, I came across some friends who did hip-hop and the seed was planted. I got in trouble when my mom found out about the content of what I was saying, lol. Which by today’s standards probably wasn’t that bad but I’m thankful that in spite of her disappointment she still acknowledged that I was actually good. Which was the start of me really taking into account of what type artist I wanted to be.

Be impactful and real with your content. Speak about your life experiences the ups and downs. Maybe my experiences could relate to a listener.

It’s more to the story of course but that is the foundation of who I am today. I started a brand called The FreshMan Project as a way to channel my art but it morphed into a collective of individuals who are just as passionate as I am. I felt we were all trying to do the same thing so why not do it together.

Music, art, film, fashion, and whatever else we want to do because we control the way we want our Art to be represented and that can expand into new ways over time. We just recently went through a rebranding so stay tuned.

I also released my first single since covid called “Catch the vibe” released on all streaming platforms and I perform with my own band now which is dream come true. As my grandmother would say “infinite possibilities”.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I think the struggle is part of the journey. It’s the human experience. It modes us into who we are becoming. I have had my share for sure but I wouldn’t change it.

I made some of my best work from pain. It’s my dairy. A moment stamped into a time of how I was feeling and what I was going through at the time. The struggle is also a tool to learn and adapt. They say hindsight is 20/20. If you never experience the bad how can you appreciate the good?

It’s a balance. If you look at nature. A storm never lasts long. The sun has to shine but that rain is necessary. So I try to remind myself that during difficult times. I haven’t mastered it but each time I feel I’m getting stronger and sometimes it’s perspective too.

Things that I thought were bad turned out to work in my favor.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
For me, it’s always been hard to talk about myself. I’m not the type that likes the spotlight or attention. I just put it in my creativity. I’m a lot of things because I had to be but I’m a music artist, filmmaker, producer, and entrepreneur.

The thing I’m proud of the most which is still an everyday battle is overcoming my fears and insecurities. It’s not easy getting on stage or putting your life in the open.

Lately, I’ve been making it about me. It makes me happy doing what I love and my time here more enjoyable. I think what sets me apart is me. It’s my own journey and experiences that I’m documenting in my art. We are all unique. 1 of 1.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
I have a lot to choose from but I’m a family man at heart.

My parents got a divorce when I was younger. So I would say my best memories are when we’re all together on both sides of the family.

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Julian Dillon and Trae Curry

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