Savage Mind, born Abraham Chavez Padilla, is an up-and-coming Bay Area Hip-Hop producer, rapper, and multi-instrumentalist originally from Pittsburg, CA. Having been born in Quezon City, Philippines but raised almost all his life in Pittsburg, Savage Mind’s experiences as a Filipino-American immigrant have shaped his life experiences, lyricism and musical sound.
Growing up and appreciating all genres of music, his influences from Jazz, Funk, R&B, and Soul set the vibe in all of his productions. His influences include J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Elujay, YG, Terrace Martin, Anderson .Paak, Logic, Caleborate, Noname Gypsy, Chance the Rapper, Pro Era, Capital Steez & Joey Bada$$.
As a 22-year-old rapper, he has released two projects under, Soul.Vision, the rap group he co-founded with his college roommate, J.RAP. Soul Vision’s two EPs, Flying High and Transition, have pushed him to continue to pursue music as a career.
As a producer, he continues to hone his craft by working with artists around the Bay Area and by producing for Soul Vision and himself. Savage Mind has recently released his debut EP Soul. Soul is the culmination of his experiences as a post-grad from UC Berkeley. Love, struggle, passion, immigrant life, and hope are common themes in his music.