What’s your full name and where are you from?
My name is Davaris Mathis. I am from College Park, GA.
Tell us a little about your business:
I am an independent musician. I sell musical experiences you’ve heard and seen before, but never quite like this. It requires me to take care of my own creation and be aware of who I give access to it. But I love it. I also sell merch too.
What makes you different as a person and also what separates you from the rest of your peers in your industry?
I believe we are all the same down to our fundamental core. We all need love and we all need understanding. I’m also not afraid to tell my peers I hate them. It’s not an envious and aggressive hate but more of a “damn I wish I wrote that”. It comes from love and adoration of the craft that we are all a part of. I believe no matter what, whether I agree with the message or not, it all can be used to help guide the people. Once we realize which direction we are trying to lead the people, it’s not about pushing out those that don’t fit our image or our ideals, but rather letting time do it’s job and nurture those who are trying to walk in such a way. Whether that be in peace, in comfort, or in my case, love. I’m not afraid to admit my wrong doings and talk about what I’ve learned as a growing man in my music. I think it’s necessary to be open and honest with those who invest their mental space with you. 2–4 minutes might not be that long, but when the words and the message are received, it can be like stepping into an entirely new world. That’s all I want to bring to people, real honesty, raw emotion, unhindered confidence, and words that can change even the most unbelieving heart’s darkness to light, even if it remains darkness.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years, I see myself completing the written series of this Manifesto. This is only chapter one. The other chapters are coming soon. Beyond that, I see myself opening my own school for the Arts. All children are welcome adults as well. Education is the best tool we all have at survival in these times. I don’t just mean how to recreate a Rembrandt painting or how to solve the world’s most difficult mathematics problem, or how to write the world’s most beautiful ballad. I mean real education, how to clean and purify water, how to take care of and tend to nature, growing food so no one starves and everyone has enough. I see myself having the help and guidance to create a Coalition for the Preservation of Life. I also want to create a publishing company that will act as a place for musicians who don’t have the money to purchase their own publishing company, to still be owners of their work and collect all of their revenue until they are able to purchase one for themselves. No fees. I didn’t write your music or anything. It’s yours. I also see myself starting a family.
What legacy do you wish to leave behind?
As a musician? Hardwork and talent beats cheap imitations in the long run. Nurture yourself and your gift so you will be able to Nurture the world around you. We are blessed to be here and blessed to have opportunities in which will make us wealthy as individuals. We become blessings when we use our wealth as individuals for the greater good of our neighbors. You don’t have to search for a purpose. Your purpose is right there with you. Do what you love and it will all come full circle. Do what you hate and it will all come full circle.
Learn as much as you possibly can because knowledge is the key to open every door that is locked and wisdom will give you the sight to see every door unseen. The animal dislocates the civilized human being, culture makes a sick animal. Keep the last sentence, and then break every chain.
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