About the Founder

Julien

This is me.

My name is Julien, and I’m 14 years old. I have been playing violin since I was in kindergarten. I have gone from studying the standard Suzuki system to fiddling, back to Suzuki, and I am now playing rock violin. I have also been playing rock/blues/alternative guitar for 2 1/2 years.

Writing has been a passion of mine since second grade. I have always loved words, but second grade is where that changed into a love of writing. In our class, we did a poetry unit. I had never really cared for poetry before, but during this class, I realized something: poems don’t have to rhyme, they just have to sound good. This opened up a whole new world for me. Writing was no longer "get words on the page." It became "make the words sound good and mean something." This was a revelation. I had loved words for so long, and I finally got to put that to use.

These two passions, a love for music and words, led me to hip hop. I study hip hop and its craft. To me, hip hop is an art form. There is no other type of music that utilizes complex rhyme schemes, internal rhyming, alliteration, wordplay, and vocal rhythm in the same way. I now spend almost all of my free time writing lyrics, creating beats, and mixing songs. I am working on an album, and will continue to update you as I make progress.

When I’m not working on my music, doing charity work, or going to school, I play, watch, read about, and talk about basketball. This is my life. Music, basketball, charity, school. This is who I am.