Dave Burd was brushing his teeth when he started crying.
It was 2013, and after working by himself on his music for 18 months — not even sharing songs with friends or family — the aspiring rapper finally was ready to post his first video, for a song called “Ex-Boyfriend,” on YouTube.
“I had been so focused on the task at hand that I hadn’t stepped back to reflect until I was there looking in the mirror,” Burd said of that day. “I knew how hard I had worked. I felt real satisfaction having given it my all.”
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