SpenDoe comes from a family of football players, hailing from Santa Cruz, California. He was told several times to join his family in sports since many were local champions, but his inspiration lies in music. With his recent release SERVIN and five-track EP released by Done Deal Digital, he makes waves in the California music scene. He has collaborated with artists and producers like Krazy (504 Boyz), Young Bleed, DJ ULTIM8M, Tazzah P, FMZ, The Fast 1, Rankin Scroo, Tavares Daize, Day Day, Sureet Sandhu, Maniak, Willie Rich, and others. Moreover, he has been featured on songs with Harm from The Rich, Baby S, Mozzy, The Jacka, Juvenile, C-Dubb, and Lil’ Flip. He has recorded and produced, releasing solo albums, group albums, singles, and compilations. However, the journey to becoming SpenDoe “the artist” was not a breeze! He grew up with his Grammy, who took care of him after his parent’s separation. He spent much of his time in the streets with people twice his age; some were musicians and rappers. When he turned twelve, he found his perfect toy, the DJ Quik Tape belonging to his father. He started freestyling and rapping with Quik’s Groove instrumentals. He had a troubled childhood, and experienced several hardships alone. Since he was facing all adversities and challenges alone, it shaped him into a very resolute and refined human. Many ups and downs were what SpenDoe experienced through his teenage years. But the loss of his mentor/producer Maniak was a huge personal and emotional blow. He worked in the studio, relentlessly since Maniak liked him for his exceptional talent. Later, another loss of his friend and rhyme partner Kaoz the Assassin took a mental toll on him. He was feeling forlorn and dejected, that’s when his songs also projected his sense of loss and vulnerability. With perseverance and hard work, he made it into the music scene with his diverse style of music and catchy tunes. SpenDoe drives his inspiration from artists like DJ Quik, Dr Dre, C-Bo, Lil Keke, No Limit Records, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth. He has an eerie affinity with classic horror movies and has watched many old school horror movies. An escape from the world around him, he will often dive into binge-watching movies if given the opportunity. He seems to be an old soul, despite being young. His calm and philosophical approach to life wasn’t always there early on. SpenDoe’s music is available on various streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, Napster, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.





What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is medicine. Music is a form of expression, which I embrace on many different levels. Music is a way for me to give you a glimpse of my life. You are getting some insight about the world, and life in general. Most of all, you are getting these perspectives from someone who has walked a different path than most. Music gives me a chance to release everything, and decompress. Music gives me happiness, and at the same time brings about deep thoughts.

What is your music dream?

To achieve success in many ways.. To create something amazing that others can benefit from. To reach the masses, build great things with my blueprints, and to play a key role in artist development for those seeking direction.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Ridding the world of ignorance.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

DJ Quik - Tonight

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Marvin Gaye Rick James Sade Sizzla DJ Quik Lil Keke Scarface Adrian Younge Angela Munoz

What inspires you to make music?

My life, and what I go through. My own experiences, and the experiences of others.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Go hard for what you want in this life. Nobody is going to give you anything. Just because you made mistakes in the past, doesn't mean you must repeat them in the future. Sky's the limit!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel great.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Educating yourself to be prepared for the realities of the music industry. Educating yourself to be able to deal with the realities of the world.

What do you think of Drooble?

I find Drooble.com to be an awesome site for networking, showcasing, and interacting with those who share a similar passion for music.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

People flaking out.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

yes, I do. I network. I offer my services, purchase music, cross promote, and much more.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Be Innovative!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

FMZ, Feady Crocka, Madmann, R. SOL, and Heavy Bandz.