We had the good fortune of connecting with Noe Vasquez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Noe, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
It’s changed so many times. Ever since I was little I’ve always had that “hurry up and get it done” mentality. So I would always try to rush everything and get it done. It was a little crazy. As I grew older and started to listen to more people and their advice, I began to realize the key to balance is to have a set schedule. Organization is key and having people around you to remind you and hold you accountable is also very important. Now I work more efficiently even though my schedule is still pretty hectic. Sometimes you have to just set back and take a breath. Then pick right back up where you left off. Don’t be scared to relax. If you get burnt out it’s not beneficial to keep going. Recharge and go back when you’re ready.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a musician/recording artist. I don’t really know what sets me apart from others. Back then I would probably say I was different because of this and that but now I honestly don’t know haha. I try not to worry or compare myself to others anymore because I found that more damaging to me. Hopefully what sets me and the fam apart from others is that they see Christ through us. Right now what I’m most excited about is all this new and unreleased music I have! All these collabs I have in store and fresh new sounds! I’m just excited to work with so many new people and am excited to build all these new relationships. Yes making music is amazing to me but the relationships you create through the process are priceless. I am where I am today only by Gods Grace. My whole life story could be so different right now but thank God it isn’t. I just had to dedicate myself to what’s important and to what I wanted and everything just started to fall in place. You have to realize your priorities and put in the work. Just go and read James 2:17. This whole journey has not been easy but I definitely don’t regret it. I’m glad I took all the steps I’ve take and made the mistakes I made. They were necessary. I’ve learned so many lesson along the way but one that I want to share is that your mental, spiritual, emotional and physical health are more important then anything else. Your art reflects you. If you are in a moment where you aren’t feeling it or if you feel out of it, take a break and come back to it. Don’t get burnt out. Frustration leads to mistakes. Love yourself before you love anything else. I want the world to know that God is good and that not everything has to be serious. Have fun with your art. Be creative. If people can take anything away from my music I want them to see that I love God, my family, and I love to create.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
That’s a hard one haha. There’s so many places and so many things to do. If I really wanted to capture the Houston culture I would take them to visit some of the DJ Screw murals I’ve visited in the past. After that I would take them to get some fire tacos from the many spots around Houston. After we would hit up some nearby coffee shops and walk around downtown to show them all of Houston. Maybe even walk around discovery green and just kind of show them around. There’s honestly so much to do and see it’s hard for me to come up with an itinerary. It would have to be spontaneous haha. For sure though we would have to hit up YoYos hotdogs later that night to get some of the craziest hot dogs you’ve ever had. Flip’n patties is also the go to spot when you want a crazy burger! If there is any car shows around the time they visit that will have to be a must. They have to see the Houston culture live in action. I would even take them to the graffiti park to see some of the artwork that talented Houstonians have created. There is so much to do!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There’s several people I can add to this list so I hope I don’t miss anyone. Off the top I know I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for God but my side. He’s put me in the position I’m in and he’s also put everyone in my life that needs to be in it. I’m sure there’s more to come. My parents have also been a huge role in where I am. They’ve shown endless support even when I didn’t even want to continue. My amazing wife has also been very crucial to where I am. She’s shown endless support and has helped me to keep going when I felt I reached rock bottom. My brother Edgar has been so supportive and has been there every step I’ve taken also. He’s seen me come up from the jump and has always been there when I need him. Also my friends who I consider family. We got my brothers from soulace! The boys 350 and A3! The best videographer in the game Hanson Mendez a.k.a HezeyCollective! My brothers who also represent Houston who are Infphy, KYOTO’S NIGHTMARE, AC, Blaine, Agius, Armando, Geo, David, Giezi, AdrielFaith, China, Sean, Rey. My out of town family who are Cade, Teah, Chris, Rob. My day one friends Angel, Adrian, Jaime, Aldo, Demarea. The list could go on forever! So many people who have just shown genuine love and support!

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