People often realize that they’re made for great things after surviving a life and death situation. At 18, Henny West was shot in his neighborhood, and he didn’t know if he’d make it through the dark tunnel. But he did, and the experience made him realize that God has something bigger planned for him. Through it all, Henny found purpose in music and now dedicates every day to inspire others with his story.
Henny West is a multifaceted artist based in Carson, California, who has created music for over 20 years. The artist produces, writes, and engineers his own music, guaranteeing music lovers that he releases tracks bearing ultimate artistic freedom. To date, Henny has launched four albums in total under his independent record label called Dedicated To You Entertainment. Besides nurturing his own sound, the artist also helps other upcoming musicians by engineering their albums.
His first album, Bout Time, was a compilation of some of the pioneer productions Henny West made as he was beginning to carve a name for himself in the music industry. “The album took so long to release, so we agreed that it would be called Bout Time. It was about time the album was released,” shared the artist.
The artist’s second album was entitled Story to Tell, showcasing the story of his life. The album gave listeners a glimpse of his challenging upbringing, being raised by his grandparents because his parents were never in the picture. Later on, Henny West released his third album called Show Me the Light. “I was in a deep depression, and I wanted people to know that I was just like a regular person. I told my story of being in a place that most people go through every day but don’t have the platform to tell,” he said.
His three first albums proved successful among music lovers nationwide, and the fulfillment eventually led Henny West to produce his latest masterpiece called 1440. The album explores the complexities of time, and the name of which was based on how many minutes there are in a day. “Everyone has the same amount of minutes in a day. How do you spend your time?”
Currently, Henny West is striving to be productive even amid the pandemic. His album, 1440, was released at the onset of the global crisis, and it has comforted listeners in these trying times. Asked what he is focusing on recently, the artist revealed that he is working on a project called TrapRock. Henny’s self-created genre merges trap-style hip hop and rock music strengths, creating a fresh sound. The artist has also continued to work with other emerging artists like himself.
Through his record label, Dedicated To You Entertainment, Henny West gets an avenue for him to tell the world his story. Additionally, being able to release his music to listeners and knowing that his songs have inspired someone, one way or another, gives him great satisfaction. “I love the reaction that people tell me when I touch a place that they are going through in their lives,” said the artist. “Everyone singing along to my records is what I live for,” he added.
Henny West puts his heart into every lyric he writes and every sound he engineers. In turn, upcoming artists saw how he respects the craft. Henny remains grateful for doing what he loves and envisions doing more extraordinary things in the future.
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