I have big dreams and big goals. For me, I have found that surrounding myself with like-minded people is essential to staying motivated, inspired and on track. My circle is made up people who are winning at life, at work, in their communities and more. I am not worried or intimidated by the success of others because I find it encouraging. VFerg, an educator, artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who has placed songs on TV shows for major networks such as FX and TNT and jammed alongside the likes of Erykah Badu agrees. His new song, “Birds of a Feather” feat. Wes Vector, takes flight on a funky bassline and anthemic hook that asks the question, ‘Who’s your crew?’
His music hints at something much bigger, echoing the rumblings of a much larger and more significant movement. It’s also spilling over into political debate too, forcing people to look at those they associate with a little closer.
This week, VFerg is joining rapper, Dee-1 on his “SlingShot David Tour” in New York City, I wanted to find out how his crew helps him ‘win’.
Q: Tell me about your background. I was born in Fayetteville NC, into a military family. We also lived in Germany for six years and having only one radio station for American music forced me to develop a diverse musical palette. Next stop was Georgia where I taught myself to play guitar and I got my start playing in Rock/Metal bands. Later, I majored in Finance at Morehouse College. While there, I was the intern of an intern at a major recording studio where I learned how to record and produce my own music. I worked on Wall Street post-graduation but at the same time, I also started to land high-profile network TV placements for music on FX and TNT shows like Blue Mountain State, Franklin & Bash, and more. My passion for creating led me to quit my corporate gig and pursue music while working as a teaching artist. Q: What is the message behind “Higher Level Music?” Higher Level Music is an attempt to bring back music with a message that appeals to everyone. I want to challenge people to use music in a responsible way. Music can be used to push people to action or increase introspective thought while still being something funky you can dance and groove to. Words have power and can program the subconscious. Why not choose higher level content? That’s what higher level music is about.
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