“Instead of picking up a book just press play. I’m an author, instead of hearing your own boring conscious listen to my soothing voice bang!”

Check out the interview with Absooloot exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Absooloot:
It all began in the streets of Bedstuy, that’s Brooklyn, NY for those under a rock. I used to write like 40 bars, memorize them, and kick them in the hood at cyphers and high school staircase battles. Next thing you know I’m in different studios recording demos. That’s the genesis of it.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Nowadays social media, but find a way to do things in a certain unique way. Don’t promote to the same friends who know you again and again. Get out and meet new faces and be willing to travel and invest in your craft.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Just a great source for listeners and hip hoppers to hear some complex, witty and smooth flows. I’m a news reporter bringing you the streets from a lyrical stand point. Instead of picking up a book just press play. I’m an author, instead of hearing your own boring conscious listen to my soothing voice bang!

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Not being able to be in it the way you fucking want to be.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
My city’s heaven and hell. You can live or die here just like any place else. You can stack money or starve hungry, but if you been to the hood you can walk in my shoes. All give some but some give all. I’m in the rotten apple, you got love it

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Gear your sound to be like mine because we have enough of who you listen to on commercial radio. Google me and Google 90’s hip hop and real artist and strive to be really dope. Strive to be nice with words and flows, not just a thug popping shit on a beat.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Meeting Nicky Minaj right before she blew up and doing shows with the team and just seeing the game from the inside. It’s a whole next level from doing showcases trying to be noticed to being in VIP and everybody noticing you. The experience is why I stay committed. Once you taste fame you’re addicted for life.

What is your inspiration?
My daughter, my son, my mother, my fam, and my desire to achieve what I already started.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
People are currently successful to personal standards in the music world. Yes I believe anyone who moves in a certain way can get where they desire to be.

Where can we find you on social media?
Spinrilla: www.spinrilla.com/mixtapes/absooloot-ghetto-bentley-music-vol-2
Twitter: @absooloot
Instagram: @don_abso