Radikal Hughes on How He Finds Inspiration for His Art through Spirituality
A lot of people find their calling through their faith. Others turn their faith into a creative medium, Radikal Hughes is at an intersection as he finds inspiration for art through his spirituality. Essentially, one feeds the other.
Born Dan Hughes, Radikal Hughes is a Christian recording artist and influencer. He began his music career in 2006 and has since worked with renowned performers like Grit, Da Truth, and producer Rey King. Music is not Radikal’s only passion as he calls ministry his passion and counts missionary work in Guyana as a great opportunity to help others.
Radikal Hughes uses the real world as inspiration for his material. Due for release in 2022, his third album will focus on our current political, socioeconomic, and cultural issues. Hardship is a theme in this artist’s work. The child of divorce, he endured custody battles, a troubled childhood, time in a mental hospital for a suicide attempt, and a toxic circle of friends.
His senior year in high school, Radikal Hughes became a Christian. In 2009 he signed with 220 Entertainment/Black Fuel Music where he released the single “Ego” before his contract expired. When this happened, he went the independent route. All the time, Radikal Hughes was still enduring difficult circumstances. His mother was battling Stage 4 breast cancer and took her own life on Christmas morning of 2014. Radikal preached at the funeral and wrote the song #1 Fan for her.
A career in music was a natural choice as this is the medium that carried Radikal Hughes through difficult times. Music also helped him understand the extent of his faith. As a Christian influencer, Radikal’s goals are to help people break free of mediocrity, toxic relationships, and limitations on belief. He wants to help people find their true purpose and potential as he did.
Radikal Hughes wants to inspire people. With books, podcasts, and music he hopes to help others find the same calling that he did. Radikal considers his faith to be a gift that he simply wants to give back to others so they too can find purpose driven lives.