How did his music get to one billion streams?
Why is he not interested in signing with a record label?
Why won't he show his face in photographs?
People are motivated to create for many different reasons. For some, it’s merely self-satisfaction and an escape from the rest of the world. Some people use creativity as a way to find new solutions. As a teenager, Florida based rapper and producer Josh A turned to creativity as an outlet to escape the harsh realities of a troubled home life. With it, he found the kind of success that he hoped would take away the pain he felt inside, but he discovered that success wasn’t the answer he was looking for.
This might be the first time you’ve heard of Josh A. If so you might be shocked when I tell you that his music has been streamed close to one billion times since he first started posting tracks on SoundCloud and YouTube in 2015. Diving into his work in order to battle his inner demons has been an all consuming process for Josh who, at 25, has already released an astonishing 16 full length albums including his latest, Lonely Vibes. A large part of Josh’s success stems from the personal nature of his lyrics which provides a voice for his fans to relate to with their vulnerable tales of self-doubt and lost hope.
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