Interview With Musician PanamaDaPrince
I had the pleasure of interviewing Panama De Prince
Commencing his musical career at the mere age of sixteen the budding musician, PanamaDaPrince, knew that his prominence was inevitable. The New York City born musician, fashion designer, and creative director, hails from the East New York section of Brooklyn. He yearned to be a positive influence for future artists. PanamaDaPrince was influenced by the ambidextrous creative Kanye West. He drew his inspiration for his music through studying the greats of the fashion and entertainment industry. At the inception of Panama’s career, he was a musician-opener for vast notable celebrities. He served as a vital show opener for Wu-Tang & D-Block at Webster Hall in 2013. In addition to opening for rapper Lloyd Banks at Stage 48 the subsequent year. PanamaDaPrince, the multi-creative, initiated his musical career with aspirations to transcend every obstacle. Since the dawn of his career, he has successfully taken on the entertainment industry head-on.
As he continued to elevate in his musical ascendancy; Panama’s brand heightened. The rising musician was presented with various industry junctures. Panama acquired the opportunity to model for international fashion houses, Jeremy Scott x Adidas. The Adidas x Jeremy Scott print campaign was the mere onset of his modeling accolades. Shortly after the print campaign was broadcast he was chosen to model for the Sabit Fashion show. In which the fashion show debuted on BET.
As PanamaDaPrince transitioned into a household name his television appearances emerged more frequently. Throughout the duration of his career, he has made numerous television appearances. As his brand elevated he’s made cameo appearances on Vh1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Hip Hop Squares, Uncommon Sense, Joking Off, Wild N Out, and MTV’s Hip Hop POV. In addition, he was sought to be a celebrity interviewee on several radio shows and prominent podcasts. Panama appeared on a variety of shows such as “Vegan Pop Eats” on Fios, “Let It Off podcast”, “ThaLSpot Show”, DTF radio, “Cause & Effect podcast”, “Heat Check Show”, “Flava of the Mic”, and “The Vagabonds Podcast”.
Can you share with us your background and your career?
I am a musician, fashion designer, and creative director. I’ve always had a love for the arts as a whole, so I’m grateful to be an artist of multiple mediums and to make a living while doing so.
Can you share with our readers how you started your company and the mission behind it?
ALPHA is about self-empowerment, being the leader of your own destiny, and transcending every obstacle. It started off as a fashion brand that was completely unintentional, and now ALPHA is an umbrella company for different services in the arts.
What makes your company stand out from others that are in your space?
Original ideas and concepts along with building genuine relationships with clients. We want anyone who does business with ALPHA to feel like family.
During the pandemic many people lost their jobs and livelihood, how did your company adapt and pivot during this time to be what it is today?
We utilized the information knowing that everyone was home and more likely than not on their devices streaming or on social media. So we ran tons of advertisements on these platforms which ultimately turned into more sales. It was a great time for entrepreneurs and businesses owners for sure.
If you could go back and talk to your younger self what would you tell him and why?
I would tell my younger self to just enjoy the journey. Happiness and success aren’t a destination, it’s the process.
Are you working on any exciting new projects now?
Yes. New ALPHA designs will debut after the New Year along with a live music project.
Where do you see your company going in this new year and in the future?
We ultimately want to branch out and develop a mentoring program for aspiring artists. We’re in the infancy stages of that right now.
How can our readers connect with you on social media?
Everyone can stay in touch with me under my handle @PanamaDaPrince
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