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Definitive // Never make the same mistake twice.

Q1: If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a lot of people, what would your message be? 

A1: I would say to always follow your gut instinct when it comes to your dreams. Always remember and know that your life is your life and no one else’s. Do not change your life or your dreams for anyone but yourself.

Q2: How did you get started with your music? And if you weren’t an artist/musician what would you want to be doing?

A2: I started singing when I was 6 years old, I never really was the sociable type when I was younger and I wasn’t interested in playing football on the green with the other kids, in fact, I wasn’t interested in anything they were doing. I would much rather of stayed in writing music and learning to produce. Working on my craft. If I wasn’t making music then I would be doing something else music related, I wouldn’t care what but definitely in that field within that industry.

Q3: What and who keeps you motivated and inspires you? 

A3: That’s tough, I would say my girl is a real inspiration as well as my kids they keep me motivated. Everything and anything gets my bars flowing and my writing, everyday things just seem to help me focus on music.

Q4: What is the most memorable experience of your life? And what have you learned from it?

A4: Becoming a father was the most memorable experience and the most brilliant thing I have ever done. My kids are my world and I adore them without them there would be no me and without me, there would be no music. So they are my inspiration. I have learned through them to always keep strong no matter what happens, as even though doors shut there’s always a door that will open.

Q5: Would you go back and change anything in your journey so far? (If no, why)

A5: I wouldn’t change anything and the reason being is that all the experiences I’ve had are what have made me so driven and strongly willed to succeed today.

Q6: In the next two years, what do you ASPIRE to have done?

A6: Within the next two years, I want to be earning a steady wage slip through gigs and to have shot a professional music video, for one of my tracks.

Q7: How much of your life and background have influenced you to become a songwriter/musician?

A7: I would say all of my life has influenced me, I have been standing on my own two feet since I was very young. I never had an easy life but that pain brought me closer to the pad and to song-writing. So really, that’s the silver lining and the reason people can hear the passion in my music and for me doing what I do.

Q8: If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be and why?

A8: If I could collaborate with anyone it would be Professor Green because I think he is lyrically insane and I can relate to him. I would also want to collab with Ed Sheeran that would be amazing as well. For me, the main goal is to collaborate with Professor Green.

Q9: How much of your life and background have influenced you to become a songwriter/musician?

A9: I would say all of my life has influenced me, I have been standing on my own two feet since I was very young. I never had an easy life but that pain brought me closer to the pad and to song-writing. So really, that’s the silver lining and the reason people can hear the passion in my music and for me doing what I do.

Q10: What is your motto in life or what motto do you live by?

A10: My motto is simple never make the same mistake twice, so yeah that.

Q11: What is currently on your playlist?

A11: mCurrently, I am listening to Pro Green, Rizzle Kicks, Iggy, Rick Ross, Drake and Ed Sheeran as well as MJ, Michael Buble, Rod Stewart… So my playlist is quite varied in many ways.

Q12: If you could have a song to be the soundtrack to your life what would it be and why?

A12: I would say it would have to be Eminem survival as it’s upbeat, humorous and skilled and I am a fighter, and I don’t quit.

Q13: What are your biggest dreams? And what are your biggest fears?

A13: My biggest dream is simply to succeed in what I do with my music. My biggest fear would actually be not being able to create music that would kill me, as I know nothing else. I think that would be the same for many songwriters and musicians, I couldn’t imagine that.

Q14: What is next for you/ your plans for the next year?

A14: Well, I am about to become a father to my third son so I would say my plans will be put on hold for a while. However, I do want to start gigging again mainly, to earn some recognition around different places in the UK and over the world for my music. So that would be part of the plan for me and for the foreseeable future. So yeah stay tuned.

Q15: What would your advice be to those out there who want to live out their dreams?

A15: F*** the haters, stand strong, take the bad times in your stride and ride along through it all. This life is a journey that contains both good and bad, so you just have to make the most of the moments as they come. You only have one life to live, live it!

Q16: Lastly, for those who don’t know where can people follow your career?

A16: Twitter- @RealDefinitive // YouTube – Josh Definitive Hughes

And lastly, they can follow me here  www.definitive.bandcamp.com

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