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Meet Riston Diggs of The Blvd Experience

Today we’d like to introduce you to Riston Diggs.

Riston, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Determination & dedication, the two words I remind myself to practice daily to keep me persistent. It all started in 2014 after a music festival in Los Angeles, I told my best friend who’s now my manager that I wanted to make music again and fortunately he was crazy enough to encourage my craziness. Tough course, but through determination, dedication & lots of self-motivation I’m here and being considered for a feature in the SD Voyager, Thank you.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
First, you have to believe in yourself. Belief in yourself that can’t be shaken up by others finicky belief in themselves. Patience vs Complacency, you have to learn to be patient with yourself, but don’t get complacent. Difficult concept to master, just continue to remain active. Oh yea, some of the closest people around you are going to despise you but don’t pay them any mind or reciprocate their energy. Put that energy into your work and trust me the separation that’s required will create itself. Your job is to find ways to be innovative.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into The Blvd Experience story. Tell us more about the business.
I’m a musician, a hip hop vocalist, a rapper, I simply use words to express myself. I specialize in live performance, I always want to leave my audience with a memorable experience, creating a bond that’ll last a lifetime. I want to be mentioned in the list of great performers they’ve seen. I’m most proud of the range of people I’ve been able to reach in different venues. From Music Box to City Pub I perform in front of strangers and it’s always a pleasure when they come up to me afterwards and tell me how much I impacted them while on stage. What sets me apart from others is that I can’t stop and I won’t stop, that’s Puff Daddy.

Do you feel like our city is a good place for businesses like yours? If someone was just staring out, would you recommend them starting out here? If not, what can our city do to improve?
Yes, San Diego is a good place for me. I’d definitely recommend SD, there’s a lotta perspective here, you’d have to really live to draw from it. If you’re great, the city will embrace you over time. Just have to give them a reason to.

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