Introduce yourself?: My name is Rod i go by ”Roddie Flacco”. I was born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in East Cleburne, Texas. Small town that’s overlooked by a lot but everybody is like family and I’m the voice for the over-looked. I was the quiet one at first, funny thing about that. I’m an independent artist under my own label Eight17 and GMB. I’m the Jack of all trades.

What inspires you everyday?: What inspires me is impacting people by being genuine and true to myself. Waking up thinking of how I could change my whole families trajectory. I’m not perfect but I’m me.

What is something you would change about people in the world?: If I could change something it would have to be changing peoples perception on others. Not judging someone instantly by their looks because most of the time we are wrong on the first judgement. Actually, legalize weed everywhere**

How do you feel about the people in the world?: I love everybody we just need to smoke weed and stay woke.

What is something you’ve struggled with in life?: Showing the ones I care for the most, how much I actually love them.

What is a positive message you would give others?: Find self appreciation. Doesn’t matter what anyone thinks when it’s all said and done. Rather die happy then dying trying to impress people who don’t really matter. Live life.

what is some things you wanna tell people in the world and be honest? : Sometimes being selfish is okay. Just not too selfish. Go for what makes you happy in the long run. You’ll have to sacrifice A lot but that’s what it takes.