Everyone has an inspiration, someone they admire, someone they want to learn from, someone they aspire to be.
There are so many geniuses in the music industry, and growing up in the 80s, with the huge birth of MTV, finding a music “genius” as I called it back in the day, was no easy task.
Growing up in Brazil, MTV didn’t become huge until I was in high school. We had MTV Brasil, which featured our national-produced shows as well as American programing at night (with subtitles). This helped me learn the language tremendously, and ironically, adapt to the American music culture I so much wanted to be a part of.