“The world of music is a jungle, we just gotta overcome with survival.”
Check out the interview with Audiox exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Audiox: It all started when I was age 10 and at that moment I didn’t sound how I do now. It took dedication and lot of real life inspiration that can’t be emitted. I grew up in a small town raised by my grandparents before I was 10. I later moved in with my father. I think I was 11 and we lived for some time in the ghetto of Port Huron, Michigan where people are taught to watch out and where gangs and drama are.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Never stop. It does take a lot of effort. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon. I was meant to be an outcast. I was born with a hard life. I got cerebral palsy and I managed to get by my issues through music. Don’t ever be limited.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Sleep is a top contender and performing, even just in town rapping on stage. For me the very hardest position is not a task, it’s emotion what drives you to strive and will the world ever know my name. I have a unique style and I do separate myself from other artists.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Everything to me all falls under how much you’ve researched and who you may work with. The details never stop, ask about every detail you believe you need to know to promote yourself. There is tons of music distribution stores online. The world of music is a jungle, we just gotta overcome with survival.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city is like any ghetto city, more people not working than ever it seems. The artists in Port Huron create a huge music culture that not all know of. My fans are awesome, they show people my work and they respond in a loving manner.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself doing sell out shows. I’m a straight edge rapper and my war paint and burnt face is Native American. It brings life to me. I definitely see me doing bigger things than what I am now.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Hopsin, Logic, Futuristic, Frank Waln, Supaman, Strange Music Inc., Psychopathic Records, N.W.A., Eminem, Notorious, B.I.G., Tupac, and a friend of mine named Kung Fu Vampire. Inspiration comes from why do you do what you do. Who are you? Why are you here?