On This Podcast I Sit With The Creative Luis Perez, Most Notably Known For Working With Tyler The Creator
It all started outside the continental United States, young Luis Perez grew up in the Caribbean Islands. Surrounded by poverty and conditions that no person should have to endure, Perez has persevered through all the hardships thrown his way. Growing up in such a negative environment, Luis kept his mind occupied with art in many different forms. Graffiti, drawn sketches, and painting were among the pastimes that planted the creative seed in his brain. Finishing up school in the US, Luis moved to New York to attend The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Staying with family while working hard at the University occupied all of his time. This time was well invested, as it landed Perez a gig as an on-set still photographer for the one-and-only Hype Williams. While tutoring other students at the academy for free, Karma repaid Luis very quickly.
Hype Williams Would Always Piece Together Images And Ideas For His Work To Be ‘Felt’ By The Audience
Working under, arguably one of the greatest music video Directors of all time, gave Luis a sense of extreme knowledge and insight at a young age. Witnessing the evolution of Hip-Hop at the roots of the start of it.. However, throughout the success and money, Perez remains unswayed as an artist. Always putting his creative trait in the foreground, he is one of the last creatives who cannot be tempted to make a quick dollar.
Perfecting his craft and having dedicated a life’s worth of work. Luis and I also address the technical abilities that a lot of rappers lack today. Music is subjective and never really can be classified as ‘good’ or ‘bad‘, however, the blatant disregard of learning technical skills in arrangement and songwriting is shitty. A sense of laziness is coming out in a lot of the ‘fast-food’ music produced. The example we discussed on the podcast was that of former OvO Sound artist ILOVEMAKONNEN.
His Most Recent Work With Kevin Abstract Is A Visual Masterpiece
Serving as Director of Photography for Kevin Abstract In The Video ‘Empty‘, Luis Perez Was Compelled To Help Out From The Storyline Alone
It Has Been An Honor To Sit And Talk With The Creative Individual Luis Perez. Stream The Full Interview Below, or Download via iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play