Describe a day in the life of Gary The Gent.
Well my days are kind of busy now. I’m working on my album right now, so a typical day for me is getting up a 6:00AM and going to the gym. Then, I go to the studio for a couple of hours and work on some new tracks and lay vocals down on some tracks. And I then, I’m usually on a plane headed to some place these days, racking up those frequent flyer miles. During flights I like to play chess or check on my investments. I can’t really sleep on a flight anymore since the last time I did it, I woke up and one of the flight attendants was starting at me with crazy eyes and said I sleep peaceful. I just knew I was going to end up on one of those murder mystery shows.
What’s the meaning behind the names of your Endless Affluence & Endless Regret projects?
I came up with Endless Regret after thinking about some of the things I wish I would have done different in my life. Life following my dreams sooner, handling relationships with some people differently, and not being as caught up in money as I was at certain points in my life. When I came up with Endless Affluence I was in a different place mentally. I was less focused on Regrets and more focus on making changes and getting to a place of being affluent and letting that lead to a place of influence. It’s all part of a trilogy of my journey. My album will be the last chapter of the trilogy.
What’s your favorite non-rap album of all time and why?
That’s a tough question. I love all kinds of music, but my favorite non-rap album of all time has to be Sam Cooke, Sam Cooke At The Copa. I grew up on Sam Cooke and that just takes me back to being a kid. Plus Sam was dope. If you listen to that album you could tell he was putting on a great show and bringing a lot of energy, which is something I always try to do at my shows.
Describe Nashville to someone who’s never been there.
Nashville is a cool place. Somebody could come here check out some good live music and get some of the dopest hot chicken on the planet! The people are laid back and friendly and you will never meet a stranger. Like other places, the city has its problems but the good outweighs the bad. No matter where I go, Nashville is always home to me.