When did beatboxing become your choice of musical expression?
When I could make sounds that allowed people to listen and feel what I want them to feel.
What makes a great beatboxer?
You need to stand out. You need to have the touch and feel of your own sound and relay this well to your listeners. It takes discipline and a hell of a lot of practice to truly understand beatboxing as a musical tool.
On perfecting the fine art of beatboxing – what are some challenges most people don’t know about?
Beatboxers sometimes forget that beatboxing is not just about making complex combinations of sounds. It's really a legit musical expression, just like any other musical instrument and form of music production. When beatboxers become obsessed with just making complicated noises that make little to no sense musically, it makes non-beatboxers think that beatboxing is just about making as many sound combinations as possible.
Which was your first G-SHOCK?
I had my first G-SHOCK in primary school. It was a really special piece that was green and showed off a jackpot game whenever I pressed the light button. As a kid, that was the coolest watch ever.
What are some G-SHOCK philosophies you can relate to?
That if you really want something and you work hard for it, you will get it. Some might strike gold at first try while others need a longer time. People tend to give up too easily. Those who succeed are the ones who never give up. Eventually, perseverance and time will be your trusted best friends.
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