“You can’t simply wake up and decide you want to become the next Tupac or be part of a band outranking The Beatles. It’s got to be part of you as an artist, a passion-seeking destiny within you that you can’t live without.”
Check out the interview with Abraham Morales exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Abraham Morales: It quite hasn’t started yet to answer the question, although I feel the need to improve and learn as I go. I’ve always enjoyed music, not only a certain genre but if the music has a message or the melody of instruments soothes my soul and helps me feel it inside then I automatically like it. I play some piano and am a self-taught acoustic guitarist.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
You can’t simply wake up and decide you want to become the next Tupac or be part of a band outranking The Beatles. It’s got to be part of you as an artist, a passion-seeking destiny within you that you can’t live without. Also, anybody can do it nowadays, but not many succeed. You can’t just quit on something you start as my mother always reminds me.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Love can be your friend or foe. Your friends or your foes can be an inspiration. When you live life observing instead of talking, you have gained what’s called wisdom. When you try to put yourself in other people’s shoes instead of your own, you have what’s called the gift of empathy.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I always tell my peers “you gotta spend money to make money.” So if you think you’re going to get noticed without any type of promotion, then I hope you start writing letters to Dre with your mixtape because nowadays it’s all on media and the image you create for yourself.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Not many know of me and I’m not searching for any type of attention at the moment for it can alter my ego and pride making me exalt myself before God and that’s not the way I go. My city is a town located about 45 minutes from Knoxville, TN. Morristown has populated over the decades with a lot of the Hispanic culture and everyone knows everyone.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself hustling. In whatever my Lord’s will may be. He knows the deepest desires of my soul but I shall abide to his will. For he is the one who gives and takes away, the one who’s timing is perfect. Therefore I am in no rush to get wherever I have to be. Patience is a virtue. Of course though, the main goal is to finish what I started, music.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I have no role models, yet I acknowledge great people. First of all our Lord Jesus, for he has saved us. Then comes my mother and father. Not many can say their parents are still together, but I’m grateful for their support. I look up to the stars at night and I see myself reaching them one day. My biggest inspiration is love.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I’m very picky with my music. Most of the talented artists go unnoticed. Most of the opportunistic artists make it. Those who do make it have disrespectfully distorted the concept of passion towards music. They either do it for the fat checks or the attention.
Where can we contact you and find you online?