“Don’t listen to the people who doubt you. If you like what you’re doing there’s a good chance somebody else would too.”
Check out the interview with Banntt Boi exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Silly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Banntt Boi: Man, this all began in Espanola, Florida. I was bout 14 and my homie Maculus had this instrumental playing and he started freestyling. I was like, “I can rap if it’s just like writing poetry.” Then I wrote it in like an hour and the supervisor recorded me spitting my bars. It was terrible, but I was trying to give him a message so we can do bigger better things for the youth.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I guess just make good relatable music.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I know it sounds cliché, but I want my voice to be heard and I want to do performances, interviews, features and all.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing is getting people to recognize and support you because there is a lot of haters that will try to bring you down.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
It’s crazy over there. People close to me are either locked up or dead it seems like. The music scene? It’s common I guess for people want to be rappers. I can’t complain. I moved three years ago. I don’t how it is over there, probably the same; I’m trying to go back so I can be closer to my dreams.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Don’t listen to the people who doubt you. If you like what you’re doing there’s a good chance somebody else would too. Just stay true to yourself.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
People telling me they think my music is fire, nothing too crazy.
What is your inspiration?
T-pain because he is so original and I admire him so much. I grew up listening to him. “Buy U A Drank” was the shit.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Of course. Successful in my opinion is selling out shows, people following your movement, and doing positive things.
Where can we find you on social media?