Pigeons & Planes and In The Know's new series Making It goes behind the scenes and gets personal with six of music’s most exciting rising artists across genres like rap, R&B, and indie. Get familiar with tomorrow's stars today, and discover what drives them to create and push boundaries. First up: Omar Apollo.

A year ago, Omar Apollo was working at McDonald's and living in a friend's basement in Indiana. Like so many young artists, a DIY approach was the only option available, but the grind paid off. Today, Omar Apollo is performing his music around the world, catching the attention of A-list pop stars like Halsey, and his songs are reaching tens of millions of people.

As a first-generation Mexican-American from a small town, Apollo's life has changed drastically in the last 365 days, and for the first episode of Making It, he opens up about how he stays grounded, who inspires him, and why it's so important to keep learning and evolving.

Watch Making It with Omar Apollo above, and stay tuned for more episodes coming soon.