I sat down with Steven “NugLife” Solis the evening of Saturday, Oct. 10 after an album release show for band War of Icaza at One Fam Café in West Oakland, Calif. NugLife and rappers Rocky G, Kaly Jay, Kwesi and more, have been popping up at many showcases in the area recently. I first met the DJ last summer when he started doing sets at Dolores Park, something I hadn’t seen before. I decided to catch up with him and ask him some questions.
So Steven, who would you say are your main influences?
Forward thinking people, creatives. People who wake up everyday and want to do something different. One person for a few months lately has been my homie Nite Owl. We’re doing totally different things, but I respect his drive. He makes me want to do more.
What is your ultimate goal?
Work with those I look up to. Just be beside them. Collaborate with like-minded beings.