Manuel Beltrán on staying creative.


I think a lot of artists out there that work in one medium only would be surprised to find out how much they’d enjoy trying something new. You come to realize that creativity can work in a way where it doesn’t matter the medium, you’re gonna make some dope shit. It’s fun. It feels like being a kid again. I’m constantly trying to throw myself into a different medium to try to find the cool in it that makes me want to keep going. And I haven’t even really scratched the surface. I know more than one music professional that has come to realize they really enjoyed painting and both became really good at it. Rappers learn DJing, photographers become sculptors, producers become designers. We’ve been blessed to live in a time where we can create almost anything virtually, where it’s only a few steps from becoming reality.