Today on our Hot Seat we have Alvin Aquino who goes by the artist name “Magnitude 7”. He is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Alvin Aquino is a self-taught man whose main interest is spiritual growth. As a multi-talented man, Alvin utilizes his love of writing to compose creative poems, lyrics, and articles. Let’s have a chat with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Magnitude 7: I started doing music since high school. Creative writing is what I’m always passionate about. I write poems as a way to know myself and the world better and when I’ve met my high school friends who do rap then I’ve incorporated my poetry with this music.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Magnitude 7: As I do poetry I saw a way for me to express my imaginative ideas through music. Rap music especially since I don’t have the voice of a singer and through rapping, I can release that energy. I was a big fan of Zack De La Rocha for his poetic revolutionary style and we are both intuitive and forward thinking individual.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release?
Magnitude 7: Last year I came back to the music scene as my friend David Marcus visited back California and have met again after I came back from Alaska and we have discussed coming back to do more music. I’m full of ideas and that I have a lot of energy inside of me that I want to release through music. I had many ideas about what to title until one day I was in the restroom and looking at my reflection and that intuition touched me about The Temple of Art And Logic. On this release, the tracks is mostly about pushing humanity forward with creativity and analytical lyrical contents.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Magnitude 7 : As I go on my daily ride sharing grind I asked the passengers is they care to listen and give me their thoughts about my music. I’m happy that they give positive feedbacks. I also promote my music on the street and people jams and rap along with it so I’m optimistic to keep pushing it. I’m always open for anything to grow as an artist.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Magnitude 7 : I’m willing to perform on stage and work in studios. I want to share my ideas more on stage.
Twist Online : What brought you into spirituality? Is there something that proved to be the key factor?
Magnitude 7 : I’m the type of man who embraces truth, freedom, and growth and Spirituality is the path in which I see that can lead me to what I’m searching for. Spirituality is a way to be close to God via philosophy and psychology and I’ve become more aware of my self and reality through this.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Magnitude 7 : Speaking as a man who does poetry because it is my bridge to rap music. Hip-hop is about the message, not just hype. I want to reach as many listeners and enlighten them with my music. I aim to serve the hungry ears with lyrical nutrients.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Magnitude 7: I’m always writing and I’m always open to any ideas as it is what I love doing. Besides doing music on my website I also do some artwork designs and write blogs.
To know more about him or for his latest music you can visit www.magnitude7.center