This summed up what it was like growing up for Livin Water in just a few lines. Growing up without a father Livin Water lacked self esteem. Not having his mother there kept him searching for comfort in other means. Never was a product of the habits he picked up, but a product of the moments he was caught in. Due to a severe case of low self esteem he started music well in his late twenties: with no background in music, no friends nor family doing it, and no guidance. Taking many losses just trying to find his voice in a world he was not raised in. Born Bryant Anderson (Livin Water) has just found his niche. Livin Water has made a name for himself with passion, honest lyrics, energy, and a way with words that cut to the core. Many have stated there is something different about Livin Water's music a certain bright light of energy. Bryant Anderson states his inner boy pops up every now and then in the form of self doubt, esteem when rejected, and self worth when not accepted by his peers. Livin Water keeps going against all odds he stated if he stops now how will that young kid going through what he did know that he could make it.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Cristian rap with a touch of reality.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Livin water in the bible states out of your belly shall flow rivers of livin water. Which means the power of your lyrics and what some out is inspired and fuse with the spirit of God.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Tupac for his honesty
Eminem for someone who doesn't look like what he's capable of
Lecrae a trend setter in Christian rap and not afraid to be different and step outside the box
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I have put together a stream of singles with unfinished business as an Easter egg inside. U.F.B or unfinished business is a project 3 years in the making. I've recently focused only on this project. So every single and video is geared to stepping a little closer to that day. We all have things we feel like we need to accomplish or do for me its personal unfinished business in every aspect be it personal or music or my faith walk.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Simple give all I have as an artist no matter where it leads me and open up a small label or program designed to help those artist that lack funds, resources, or the self esteem. Funny I struggled with all those.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Ownurwave. It has a double meaning and its universal no matter what genre. It says be you and grow without feeling you have to be the stereotypical image they put on us.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Finding time to grow as an artist why sharpening my faith and spending quality time with family. And side note finding my own voice while gaining fans while not compromising who I am
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I can tell within the first 20 seconds if a beat can tug on my emotions if it does I write a few bars then hook then finish
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Use to have a negative affect. I was like they not feeling my like so and so. Until I understood something. Be you stick to it don't switch up. Most will watch for a while without commenting or liking until they see you grow or other people liking and commenting.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Funny thing when I like a song or album I will only listen to that for like a month and nothing else. Nf the search just left for joyner Lucas.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Fast food working as a manager and looking for purpose. That simple.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Be true to yourself. Focus on one goal at a time. And study your craft by listening to every genre possible. All this will allow you to steady grow.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would try to stop the cycle of rap being recieved by djs radio stations and record companies only if they are talking about money drugs gun play and women.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
It is the only way I can make music. If I'm going to release something and its sounds like everything out why release they already have it going out.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I'm an open book I put it all in the music. Im simple if you listen or keep up with this unfinished business project im working on video by video you know everything about me. Faith, Family, Music is all I am