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Garren has been putting on for South Central Los Angeles through not only music, but everyday life. The Compton native yields smooth, sultry vocals, inserting himself as a name stay in today’s climate of R&B. In 2018, he unleashed his debut EP titled Normal, quickly gaining a core fanbase who couldn’t get enough of his relatable, romantic ballads. Additionally, you probably heard Garren’s vocals on Nipsey Hussle’s “Dedication” featuring Kendrick Lamar, yielding Garren’s first Grammy nomination ever.
Now just one week before the release of his forthcoming project, The New (Normal), slated to be released on February 21st, Garren premieres his Normal: The Documentary —exclusively on Power106.com. Winning an award at LA Movie Festival, the short film was directed by Tari Wariebi and produced by Garren himself. Normal: The Documentary provides a very honest look into Garren’s unique perspective growing up in Compton as a black male, and what it means to follow your dreams despite the negative societal stigmas. Immediately in the trailer, the 23-year-old reveals how much he’s been through as a 17-year-old, and the reality of having his father locked up.
Garren states, “This is an in-depth look on what the reality of being normal means. A lot of young men from my city, didn’t have the opportunity to have a voice like mine to relate and let them know that you don’t have to conform to the streets. Make them conform to you. Be normal, take the long way and watch it all be worth it.”