This week’s OnTheStacks guest in the blu door studio is Gus The Savage, an award-winning multi-genre artist. *WARNING: We talk about some heavy subject matters including gang life and thoughts of suicide. It was hard for Gus growing up in the projects of the Bronx and losing his mother at 16. At a very young age he was surrounded by gang activity, and to him, it just seemed like that’s how life was supposed to be. But when his mother passed, it changed his life forever. In that moment he knew if he stayed on the streets, there were only two paths ahead of him – Death or Jail, so he had to make a choice…
Ep.150: Gus The Savage: From Gang Life To Making Music For A Living
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- 0:00 — 150th Episode Message/Episode Trailer
- 2:05 — Show Sponsors
- 4:31 — Welcome Gus The Savage
- 9:16 — Gus Loses His Mother At 16
- 16:11 — Growing Up in the Projects of The Bronx/Gang Life
- 25:27 — Musical Influences
- 38:34 — Career Growth
- 44:25 — Staying Positive in the Face of Criticism
- 55:46 — Freestyle Rap Performance
- 57:58 — Music Saved My Life; It’s In My Blood
- 1:11:35 — Gus The Savage, Thank You, Social Media, YouTube, Spotify & Apple
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