November 16th, 2012
Snapshot
Snapshot: Miguel for the Fader December 2012 / January 2013
By Claire


Miguel for the Fader December 2012 / January 2013.
An excerpt, “My mother is a very eloquent woman, and my father is a teacher. Between the two, they raised me to speak a certain way. So the way I spoke, the way I dressed, all of that was like, ‘Wow, wait a second. This isn’t black… Oh, then he must be gay.’ Now, whether or not I’ve worn things that are questionable—oh my god—I look at pictures of shit I’ve worn, and you know what? I don’t really blame anyone. I get it. But I was learning. I was trying to hold on to some sense of individuality in the midst of being convinced that I had to appeal to a certain kind of crowd… I was exclusively marketed as an ‘urban artist’ and I mean that in the most generic way. But I have never been one to live within a stereotype. My lifestyle has always been alternative in comparison to what’s expected from an ethnic male from Los Angeles. With my first album, not only was I being misunderstood, I was misunderstood, and it was distracting people from the music. Now, I want to make sure that everything I do is the best, most rounded projection of who I really am.”
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7 Responses to “Snapshot: Miguel for the Fader December 2012 / January 2013”

  1. Imani says:

    I love him! Make sure y’all go support his new album Kaleidoscope Dream, it’s great from beginning to end

  2. Niynah says:

    Go miguel ! :) love the cover.. He great with words too

  3. Niynah says:

    Love him :) fan over here

  4. Jinx Moneypenny says:

    Love.

  5. babyB says:

    Go Ahead Miguel! I love his music!

  6. Dobe says:

    He knows music!

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