Hip-Hop Wired: How did you get your start?
Alex Da Kid: I’ve always been around music. In my family, no one ever created it but they saw how creative I was. I just loved that creative element of it. [I knew] I wanted to do this every day of my life. When I started it wasn’t about being successful, it was about being able to do it everyday. I started doing internships and I got a degree, just worked everywhere, and worked slowly.
Hip-Hop Wired: Is the success that much sweeter because of how hard you worked?
Alex Da Kid: It’s definitely a lot sweeter [than] if it would have came really quickly. I just feel like you get what you put in. Everything I’ve done, I’ve never compromised. Success is not about having a song on the radio, it’s more about us being able to do music every day.
Hip-Hop Wired: Where did you get the confidence not to compromise yourself?
Alex Da Kid: [Laughs] I don’t really know. I kind of saw my life going in another direction and it just really scared me…I became very extreme. Uncompromising. I dedicated every single hour of my life to trying to have a career.