Meet Xavier Hicks
By: Mixed Talk Media | April 12, 2022
Genre of Music
I am an up-and-coming artist from Fort Worth, Tx. My top five musical inspirations are Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Chris Brown, and Beyoncé. I write, produce, and engineer all of my music.
When did you realize you had a passion for music?
I’ve had a passion for music since I was 3. I started as a performing artist performing in school and local talent shows. I took it seriously when I was about 18 or 19. It was a hard transition from being a performing artist to a recording artist. It disciplined me to take my time.
Who motivated you to get started?
My motivation comes from living. Sometimes I can be sitting and relaxing and instantly my mind goes, “Get up it’s not over yet. No time for relaxation.” I have this instant drive to just keep going.
Tell us about your music?
I tell stories in my music. Some of them are stories about me or someone else. It’s love, heartbreak, or what someone else may be going through. I also talk about things that people refuse to bring to light.
What message does your work express?
It’s okay for men to express their emotions. It’s for them to express how they feel about love, the hurt they may feel after a break-up, or to get people to see things from another perspective.
What is the best part about your creative process?
Writing it out and talking about it. When you’re doing it and seeing it come to life, it is worth it.
What makes your sound stand out?
My sound is both a breath of fresh air and something you haven’t heard in a while.
How do you set new standards for your industry?
- Study the greats before you. Not only just the art that they put out but the trials they went through in the industry. This way, you’ll be able to see it coming for yourself.
- Break down barriers that no one has done yet. There are still some that haven’t been broken.
- Take risks. Don’t be afraid to ascend to the next level.
What advice would you give to your future self?
Go as high as you can. You might lose some people along the way, but it could be the ones who are holding you back. No matter what, do not stop creating.
List your most popular songs. (Top 3)
- Come Ova
- Go Off
- Girl Be Mine
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