You are definitely a triple threat, you sing, dance, and act. What inspired you to pursue all these amazing things?
At a very young age, I was always fascinated with actors on tv. I would always watch shows with actors who are close in age to me. These shows were Jessie and The Suite Life of Zac and Cody. I would always think that if they could do it, then I definitely could. In addition to acting, singing and dancing has always been of interest to me. I knew early in life that I wanted to be an overall entertainer and that meant being gifted in several areas.
How would you describe your musical style as an artist?
I consider myself a Pop/R&B artist. I love this genre of music and feels that it showcases my vocal skills.
What artists do you look up to right now?
Well there are several. But I would definitely say Khalid. He is a young artist himself who is very successful. I met him at an event and he was so laid back and cool. He interacted with his fans on a personable level and made everyone feel their worth. A meeting with him would be a dream come true. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
Sam Smith-He is another artist I look up to. His vocal skills are amazing. I follow his success and he’s most inspiring. Besides that, I have been told that our vocal sounds are similar which I consider an honor.
Any fun things in the works for your music career?
Yes! I am working on new music as we speak and I can’t wait to release it. Each time I record a song, I find that I am getting better and better and this is something that excites me because I feel that I am giving my fans a better me.
How excited are you to get your new EP out into the world?
Excited is an understatement….I am LIT about it. Oh yeah, LIT is one of my new singles, so go check it out.
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new music?
I hope that they will be able to connect with it and have a true meaning and feel behind my lyrics.
What’s your favorite dance style?
Hip Hop for sure. In fact, it’s pretty much my only dance style. But I am always open to learning new things.
Do you look up to anyone in the dance world?
I wouldn’t necessarily put Chris Brown in the dance world, but with his swagged out moves, he could easily fit into the dance world. He is an overall great entertainer and great dance skills.
You have also made a name for yourself in the acting world. How did your passion for acting start?
It all started from my childhood experiences of watching shows. I have always wanted to be on tv and so here I am trying to fulfil my dreams of being not just an actor but an over the edge type of actor with lots of credits behind my name.
What actor/actress are you influenced by?
I would definitely say Michael B Jordan. He is an outstanding actor and he’s showing up more and more in various movies. He’s also appears to be very humble and down to earth. I love his relationship with his family/parents.
What’s been your favorite role to play?
My favorite role has shifted just a bit. I have added modeling to my resume and recently booked with Hollister. I have worked with them several times and this has been by far one of my favorites. The atmosphere and hospitality shown to me as a model has been amazing. So be sure to check me out in Hollister when you visit a store. My campaign is all over and I am also featured on their website, YouTube ads, and daily emails.
What was an average day like for you?
I begin each day with CrossFit/powerlifting. I then get my school work done and from there, it’s all about perfecting my craft from studying acting scenes, practicing my vocals, creating videos for TIK Tok and developing other social media content.
Are there any other projects in the works you can tell us about?
Right now, I just secured another deal with a major company for modeling. Once we finalize the paperwork, I will be at liberty to discuss. So, keep your eyes and ears open.
What are your friends and parents thoughts on your career in singing and acting?
My friends are supportive and they keep me encouraged. My parents love it. They pretty much love and support me in anything that I do. They have been there since day one. Both of my parents are educators and I thought they would never allow me to leave my traditional school and go to homeschool and pursue my career full time. Well they did…and they gave up a lot just to come to LA with me to support my dreams.
Overall, how has this whole acting and singing career experience been for you?
It has been an amazing experience. I have met so many new people and I am always looking to meet more. I am also always looking for more opportunities because I simply love this business of entertainment. It’s my heart.
Do you have any advice for anyone trying to make it as a singer or actor?
Practice, Practice and practice. There is always someone else out there who wants the same job you do. You just got to be ready and want it more.
Do you have any other talents other than singing and acting?
As I mentioned earlier, modeling has become a love of mine in addition to dancing.
What 5 words would you use to describe yourself?
Hardworking, Determined, Committed, Humble and a Go-Getter.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your fans?
Just continue to support me as you always do. Stay active and engaged with me because I love feedback. My Instagram is @laronhinesofficial, Tik Tok @laronhinesofficial and Facebook is La’Ron.