“For me the greatest challenge in the game at this point is being different … because we’re in the era of nobody wanting to be different and the fans are accepting it. ‘Different’ takes just a lil’ bit more time to get used to.”
Check out the interview with B. Hot exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
B. Hot: The interest in music came from my pops who’s a producer. At age 13 I started watching him make beats and I started making my own on his equipment. Then I linked with a local rapper at my high school who I made beats for and one day he asked me to rap on one of the tracks. I’ve been going ever since. I’m now 24 years old.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
The most creative and effective way I like to promote is through our own merch which we often given away for free at shows or events. Also staying consistent on social media is a great tool in itself.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
For me the greatest challenge in the game at this point is being different, which can be a positive too in some ways. The main reason I say it’s a challenge is because we’re in the era of nobody wanting to be different and the fans are accepting it. “Different” takes just a lil’ bit more time to get used to.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
To be honest the music scene in my town needs a whole lot of work even though there’s plenty of potential here. Everybody here’s hungry because we have never had anyone from the city do it, but at the same time that creates separation because everybody wants to be first up. I also think we lack in quality music in my opinion.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music is in Vineyard $tyle, it’s in B (laughs). I think it’s going in a great direction. There’s a lot more opportunity for upcoming artists with the internet being the way it is which means more quality music. It’s also an opportunity for more garbage artists to get on too.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Just be yourself and stay passionate about it. Also be social with people if you want them to become your fans. They have to be into you as the artist, not just your hot song.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Every song I write I want people to just say “wow, I went through that” or “that got me through my day” because at the end of the day these are just ordinary people who wake up in the morning and just want to make it through the day. I know when I was feeling down I could throw on a Cube, Pac, or DMX song and it would make me feel just a lil bit better.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First off I want to give a shout out to my producer TwizzyDuzIt, he’s pretty much the first step because he always comes with the fire beat. We usually get slightly medicated. I just make my voice an extra instrument on top of the beat while speaking what I feel needs to be said.
What do you think makes a great song?
To me a great song is anything that gives you a great vibe. Something that will make you remember the moment you heard that song forever.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.VineyardStyleRecords.com
Facebook: B. Hot