Many people assume that musicians flourish after a certain age. It takes time and patience to become a successful musician. In most cases, it seems like you become a good musician or deliver hits after crossing 30. But that’s far from the rule. Anyone who can make good music can flourish at any age. And Mahdi Adem, better known as Suso FW, is one of the most prominent examples of that handful of exceptions. He was only 12 when he started mixing audio tracks and coming up with new tunes. What began as a hobby soon turned into his passion. And he nurtured that passion for becoming a successful musician before reaching 20. Suso FW’s challenges in the music industry
First of all, Suso FW is not a trained musician. He didn’t get any formal education in music. The “Lonesome” singer learned about music from the internet. He listened to tons of songs, especially by his favorite star Drake and many other artists, such as Chris Brown, Vybz Kartel, Big Pun, Lil Wayne, Kanye West.
Suso FW was fascinated by hip-hop and rap songs. He said, “I like the way they create rap music. It’s always the kind of music I wanted to create. I even created many tunes when I was young that infused the rap and hip-hop genres. I think the way the songwriters pick a topic and write such beautiful songs is something to admire. I don’t know whether I’ll ever be able to reach the same level as Drake, but I will surely try my best to make songs that people will like to hear.”
Not getting a formal education in music isn’t the only challenge that Suso FW had to face. Although he started making music from a young age, no one would listen to him. Frustrated, the young star said in an old interview, “I’m not sure why producers and song recorders won’t give me a chance. How can you judge a person’s caliber if you don’t allow him to shine? Someone has to come forward and show the courage to give youngsters a chance. I don’t think age is a barrier in music. I’ve spent years practicing, and I think it’s high time someone gave me a chance to prove my worth.”
Fortunately, Suso FW was able to find a producer who helped him record his first single, “Lonesome.” He even produced a music video for the song. You can check the video on his YouTube channel. The song became an instant hit and got more than 180,000 views and thousands of likes, shares, and comments.
Suso FW’s plans
The rising superstar doesn’t want to stop. He is only 21 and wants to keep making music for as long as he wants. According to him, if he can make people happy with his music, then he will continue doing it forever. He doesn’t want to shift to another career because he thinks he is born to make music.
It’s only a matter of time before you see Suso FW delivering another mind-blowing hit song that blows YouTube with thousands and even millions of views