“NEVER GIVE UP!!!! Keep going. We are all striving for the same dream, but focus, stay humbled and stay hungry until you get what God has promised you…”
Check out the interview with Sneek exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Sneak: I fell in love with music when I was very young. Say about 4. My mother always used to play my favorite West Coast artists (Snoop, Dre, Pac, etc…) so I’ve always had a passion in my heart for the art. As a kid, I wrote mostly poems but it wasn’t until I was 15, that I wrote my first rap song to the Luniz “I Got Five On It” instrumental. Haha. Yeah… Good Times!
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
The way I promote my music is simple. I mostly just share my latest tracks on Facebook and Twitter, but now I’ve learned to go beyond that and just send my songs to random people. It’s kind of affective, but I try not to oversaturate my followers either.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think being a different kind of female in the rap game is one of the greatest challenges I face. Most female artists in general are all dolled up and wear tight/revealing clothing. That’s not really my style. I like to be unique and let my music and personality do the talking for me. I know how to be sexy without trying too hard. But with that being said, that is going to be an uphill battle that I will have to face.
Also, I think the music scene is osupersaturatedwith too many gimmicks and not enough talent; which makes it harder for artists like myself to really break through. I’ll just leave it at the for now haha!
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Well I live in a small town called Manteca, Ca and there is not really a music scene out here. The positive side: I have some quietness to focus on my craft and really develop. The negative: NO ONE IS OUT HERE!!! Lol I have to travel to the Bay Area which is about an hour away, in order to really be near the music scene. It really is bothersome.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future of music as a really good chance of making some significant history as far as making a statement. I come from an era where we had NWA, Death Row, Junior Mafia and many more greats that are still being praised ’til this day and I see some of that being re-created with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Wale, Chris Brown, etc… Artists like that know how to preserve the spirit of music while being able to incorporate the new ideas that are being presented today.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
NEVER GIVE UP!!!! Keep going. We are all striving for the same dream, but focus, stay humbled and stay hungry until you get what God has promised you!
What inspires you to write your next song?
Honestly, whatever I am feeling at that moment helps me create music. Sometimes, I’ll be driving in my car on my way to work and I will just make up different rhymes and if I dig it, I record it on my phone and use it later. I have come up with 3 of my most successful songs (Throwback Thursday, JERD, and I Be On My Job) that way. It’s really a fun way to create.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Well to be honest, my methods vary. Sometimes, I’ll just be sitting in my studio listening to beats and then I’ll just start coming up with words and record them on the spot. Then, there are times where I’ll just go back to older songs that I have written and them together until I come up with a dope track.
What do you think makes a great song?
I think a great hook, message and delivery makes a great song. There are certain songs that have a sucky beat, but the words are amazing and vice-versa. I’ve heard songs with sick beats but the words are meaningless and whack. To me, you have to believe what you’re saying or else the song don’t mean shit. Give it your all or give up.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Check me out on Twitter @Sneek2388, Instagram on @Sneek88 (music), @Sneek2388 whcih is
and of course on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sneek1023 Thank you Skilly!