“I would say a hard challenge in the past was listening to everybody that would try and tell me what they think is best and then I learned to just do me.”
Check out the interview with AL COE exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
AL COE: New York is where it all started. I didn’t start doing music until I was like 19. I got serious around 21 and these managers out of Atlanta liked me and started working with me. We worked on records and before I knew it my song was on the radio and it hit the Billboard charts and I was on tour. I did a few projects with major people and now I’m working on my new project COESIGN. My new single’s playing on the radio now, “CashOverEverything.”
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Stay focused, never give up, and be ready for the haters, they come with this game.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I would say a hard challenge in the past was listening to everybody that would try and tell me what they think is best and then I learned to just do me.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media and all internet outlets.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
New York is a tough city, there’s nothing like home. Everybody does music, so nobody want’s see you doing more than them. When you do start winning they have no choice but to respect it. There’s a few artist I respect that are coming up.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Performing on TV. Talking about my debut album that will be coming out. In all the biggest magazines. Back on tour performing at sold out shows. It’s the winter so I feel I should be performing at the biggest industry events going on.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Nas and Jay Z are who I look up to the most, but I like Biggie, Tupac, Kanye West, Fabulous, 50 Cent, Jadakiss, and Jeezy.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
It’s good, I like some of the new guys like Drake, Kendrick, Future, and Meek. I’m not a fan of everybody, but I respect it.
Where can we contact you and find you online?