MATT RIFE

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Photography by Adam Washington @adamjwash  |Grooming by Keon Cruz @keeocruz  | Styled by Anessa London @stylezbylondonartistry | Interview by Samantha Stricklin @f0rsakens

 
 

INTERVIEW

They say that everyone has a book in them. What would your book be about?
I suppose my book would be just about life and finding purpose, love, adventure, and the search for happiness.

What risks are worth taking?
Anything that would bring you true happiness is worth every risk. 


What’s the best and worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice I’ve ever received is just to stay true to you and work hard for what you want. So it’s a given that the worst advice I’ve been told is to “just quit then”. 

Tell me something nobody else knows?
Something nobody else knows; i definitely battle with anxiety and depression quite often. But i have a great group of friends who help motivate and make me happy. 

What projects are coming up that you can tease?
Upcoming projects; i have a movie coming out on Amazon called “Black Pumpkin” in the next few months. As well as a lot of on the road standup tour dates over the next couple months. Check out my social media to see the cities I’m coming to!

When do you feel truly “alive”?
I feel the most alive when traveling and experiencing new countries, cultures, and being in nature. 

What’s the title of the current chapter of your life?
The chapter for where I’m at in my life right now would be titled: “The Dark Before The Dawn”

What are the top three things you want to accomplish before you die? How close are you to accomplishing them?
Top 3 things i want accomplish before i die: I want to travel the world, be one of the biggest movie stars in the world, and adopt all the animals in all the shelters. I’m not even close to any of those haha But I’m working on it. 


What do you wish you could tell yourself 10 years ago? What do you think you’ll want to tell your current self 10 years from now?
I would tell 13year old Me “get in the gym now, start writing more, and be careful what you wish for”.  And i think 33year old Me would tell my current self “Hey, it’s gonna get so much better.”


What’s the most surprising self-realization you’ve had?
The most surprising self realization I’ve had; Money can’t buy happiness. I never came from a family of having money, so once i finally had some i thought problems would go away and it’d bring joy. But i realized there are things much more important and that make me happy.