Having first made an impact as one-half of the multi-discipline act UZi, Los Angeles-based videographer, musician and designer GAB3 is barely in his mid-twenties and already on his way to becoming one of the most influential young artists in his city’s cultural landscape.
“I like hanging out with people that just work at, like, a restaurant or some shit like that,” GAB3 tells us, breaking down what motivates him and influences his output. “Those are real people. That’s the whole side of America that I like to make art for.”
Elsewhere, GAB3 credits A$AP Yams’ initial interest in his sonic and visual style with giving his career its greatest boost. He also gives advice for individuals trying to follow in his footsteps, talks about his time in Tokyo and delves into direct inspirations. “I’ve always been super inspired by vintage L.A. — ’90s L.A. nightclub.”
Lastly, the 90210 and Starwalk architect closes out our exchange with some words of motivation for the youth. “I just wanna show kids that you can make an impact on the world in a huge way — no matter what circumstances you’re coming from,” GAB3 says. “Whether you’re in L.A. or you’re in Texas, whether you’re Instagram famous or you’re not Instagram famous, it’s not as hard as you think to make a mark on the culture in a major way.”
You can check out our IRL video feature with GAB3 above.
On a previous edition of IRL, we talked to NYC creative mastermind Bloody Osiris about jail, his relationship with Virgil Abloh, hustling on social media and more.