Who We Are: UpStar Records, Evan Anderson

image Hi, my name is Evan Anderson and I’m 15 years old. My life goal is to be a professional skater. I am motivated by the things that excites me. Something I’m proud of that I worked on was the Upstar Records album. I’m different from other people because I faced a lot of struggles and challenges in my life. The projects I work on at UpStar Records are making music, tracking music, help create songs and beats. When I’m not working I enjoy skating, exploring and exercising. I’ve been coming to Sunset Youth Service for 4 years. This year at UpStar Records, I’m excited  about working on my future album.

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Who We Are: UpStar Records, Jaurice Laxa

My name is Jaurice Laxa, I am 22 years old and I’ve been coming to the Youth Center at Sunset Youth Services for 4 years now (2012). I’am different from other people because of how my parents raised me.

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Some of my life goals is to be successful in the future and to be wealthy, so I’m able to buy the stuff I need and want for myself and for other people, and hopefully to be able to help and inspire other young kids. I am motivated by my family, and my friends. Some artists that I’m also motivated by is Chief Keef, Future, Gucci mane, and Drake. Some projects I work on at UpStar Records is to engineer for the albums. I’ve made over 100+ songs, which I’m really proud of. During my free time, or whenever I do not have work, I enjoy playing Video Games and/or shopping. This year at UpStar Records, I am excited about working on all the new music that’s going to come.

Who We Are: UpStar Records, Danesha Bishop

My name is Danesha Bishop and I’m 18 years old. My life goal is to be a youth advocate and have my own group home to help kids. I am motivated by my struggle. I am different from other people because I’m empathetic. Something that I’ve made that I’m proud of is creating a song for my mom. When I’m not working I enjoy dancing and taking a long walk. I’ve been coming to the Sunset Youth Service since February 2015. My projects at UpStar Record is creating music and helping others. This year at UpStar Records, I’m excited about working on my future project…but it’s a surprise. I can’t really talk about it.FullSizeRender (1)

Who We Are: UpStar Records, Mali Linton

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My name is Mali Linton and I’m 20 years old. Some of my goals in life is to be successful, and to be happy and contented with the choices I have made and about to make. I am motivated by those people who whole-heartedly supports me with whatever I’m doing. I am also motivated by the experiences I earn throughout my life. I am different from other people because of how I view things in my own perspective. I am different because I create and use my own creativity with everything I do.

A project I am working on at UpStar Records is the song for the compilation for the UpStar CD. I achieved my 1st E.P. in January called “The Gate Away” which I’m very proud of, and I am also proud of my original beats in every song I have worked on in my life. I’ve been coming to Youth Center at Sunset Youth Services since last year (2015). I enjoy creating music, listening to instrumentals, drawing, creating poetry, and playing basketball when I am not working. This year at Up Star Records, I am excited about working on new music, and helping other youths in improving their abilities.

Who We Are: The Youth Movement

My name is Cameron Collier and I’m 15 years old. I’m a producer for the Youth Movement podcast. I’m enthusiastic about producing beats, and I hope I can have a career that involves producing music. My motivation is the idea of finally getting good at making beats that I actually like, and until that day comes I’m gonna keep working. I’ve been at Sunset Youth Services since January 2015.

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I listen to music all the time, and I admire…waaaaay too many people for me to list down right now, but a def couple are Earl and ASAP Rocky. A lot of the people I listen to I enjoy their style and how they create their music. Aside from music, my favorite activity is eating! If I had a car and like 50 bucks I’d go to Chili’s for a southern smokehouse burger and probably some other heart attack inducing meal that’ll send me to the E.R. Oh well. If I had to describe myself, I’d say I’m a weird kid, but, let’s be honest… nowadays most of the kids you’ll meet are pretty weird, right?

I’m proud of making beats here at Upstar Records, and when I have enough of them finished I’m going to start promoting my music on SoundCloud. Last summer, I was proud to be able to have our music festival at Union Square. It meant something, to have a youth-led event in a place like that, where professionals perform all the time. The location made our festival a success. Hundreds of people came and danced. It felt great to get on stage and perform in front of everyone. And it helped me come out of my shell for a bit and get into my rapper persona.

WHO WE ARE: UpStar Records, Alex Aroche

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Hi, my name is Alex and I’m 18 years old. I am enthusiastic about a few things. I’m enthusiastic about designing and creating items and helping and communicating with other people. My career goal is to be a Hokage. A Hokage is the strongest person or master in a village, but more commonly known as a ninja. I’m different from other people because one day I’m going to be a Hokage. Traveling to Japan is my dream.I am motivated by the people of the world.

My favorite way of spending my free time is watching Anime and going to the gym. The best singer/performer I’ve heard is Kanye West, and I admire Tyler the Creator.

I’m employed by UpStar Records, and my role is to create my own music and help others create music and if I wasn’t employed by UpStar Records I would be working by myself. I’ve started coming to the Sunset Youth Service since the summer of 2015. When I don’t go to work, I enjoy eating and training in Martial Arts. I create because it’s FUN!!!!