“To me, Valiance means having hero qualities, perseverance. Stepping up to the plate.”
The generation we are in today allows us to be able to spread our wings and fly. It allows us to be able to dabble in all aspects of life when it comes to creating the life you want for yourself. This generation is one of multifaceted individuals who do not box themselves into one category or one skill set. They do it all. Easley Person is a multifaceted individual, born on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 12 years old, Person and his family moved to Texas for about 12 years. However, Person somehow found his way back home to Chicago. Moving back allowed him to find himself in ways he never imagined. Person moved back to Chicago with the thought of going to college to study biology. Instead, he found music to be the thing that tugged at his heart to pursue. Music has always been a part of Person’s everyday life, but it was not until he started using it as an emotional outlet that he found his true passion in it. He officially began his journey in song writing and studio recording about 5 years ago. His style of music is categorized as rap & hip-hop. Since then, Person has put out 10 singles on music streaming platforms.
Although music is Person’s first love, his skills stretch beyond that. In the year 2020, the world was faced with a pandemic, which we are still currently facing. The world was put on a lockdown; no going out to eat, no interacting with people outside your own home. This lockdown started off as a mental warfare for many people, Person included. During this lockdown, he decided to pick up a brush and start painting. All the anxiety, depression, anger, and fear he was feeling at this time was poured on canvas after canvas. He put his work out for the world to see and was pleasantly surprised at the reactions he received. His painting is best categorized as Abstract Impressionism.
When Person is not rapping or painting, he is doing stunts in some of your favorite television shows. Being a stuntman was not a job Person thought he would be doing. Nonetheless, it has been a “happy accident” in his life. A couple of the television shows that he has appeared in are Empire and Chicago PD.
Easley Person is the definition of going after all of your dreams, making it happen no matter what. He does not box himself to one skill or one passion. He knows the skills and the drive he possesses, which allows him to work to be as successful as possible in all these areas. He shares that throughout his journey, he has always stayed true to himself.
“Don’t look at one else and think you have to be like them. You have your own path. Stick to it, because if you start changing yourself, you lose yourself.”
Take a listen to Easley Person’s music on all music streaming platforms @Easley Person. Follow more of his adventures on social media as well.