“I always knew I had a voice, but I never wanted to use it because of the things that I was going through,” he recalls. “Because I was angry, I wanted to express myself through hip-hop instead. It was really rough growing up. So I didn’t want to sing it to you; I wanted to rap it to you.”
Subject to a life less ordinary at an early age, Vital volleyed between Vallejo, California and Chicago for much of his childhood. As a result, hip-hop became his preferred mode of communication. After years of rapping, he made the decision to use the full range of his voice in a steadfast trial and error fashion.
Vital, whose name reflects his opinion on his intrinsic and imminent value to the world of music, remains intent on altering the barren terrain of pop music. His refreshing music invites a rare a listen without prejudice that has much to offer those who are brave enough to unplug and engage.
“My aim is to make timeless music. Music that will still sound fresh 20 years from now. I’m done with trying to make trendy music that’s only good for right now.”