“Think positively and rewire your brain and body where necessary. Health comes first, do what it takes to live your dream so you absorb and output the good energy every day.”
Check out the interview with Bennett Q exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Bennett Q: I truly believe I was born for this. In early elementary school I first got a taste of being an entertainer/artist when I acted in plays for school. I played Santa a couple of times and once the pillow fell out when I was on stage and everyone laughed.
In grade 8, I did a rap with a couple of my classmates just for fun in school. In high school I started immersing myself in music. In 2011 I dove into my first intentional freestyle, and when I got a taste, I was hooked. As time progressed I got more into music, realizing that I need to be the most influential artist I can be and bring a championship back to my city.
I have also made YouTube videos since 2008 and have 3 active YouTube channels: Bennett Q (Music/Entertainment), Benjamin Jade Chernoff (Lifestyle, Fitness, Comedy, Education & Entertainment) & Breakthrough Freestyles (Improvisation & Development).
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Never make excuses. Pick a dream that is huge and live it with confidence. Visualize someone in their brightest day, not their darkest hour. Always try your best. Think positively and rewire your brain and body where necessary. Health comes first, do what it takes to live your dream so you absorb and output the good energy every day.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Getting my audio quality to the highest possible level, trying to increase advertising budget, and reaching the maximum amount of people.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Facebook ads, internet ads in general, word of mouth, and a good reputation.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The abilities of the artists in this city are rich. There are artists from all different genres in this part of Canada. The scene for hip-hop/rap is beginning to expand in a new way with the influence of trap and pop. The fans in Regina are known to be loyal. The more honest information we give our fans, the better they become at receiving our music.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
In the running for my first Juno. Over 1000 youtube subscribers. Having more of a positive influence on the people around me.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Anyone who has treated me with love along the way has inspired me and played a key role in shaping who I’ve become. Too many musicians to name, but some are Bob Marley, Gang Starr, Eminem, and 2Pac. In today’s world I look up to a higher power, world champions and respectful people who give it everything they have to make the world a better place by dreaming big and living large.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I really like it. I truly feel like the artists who are being true to themselves are seeing more success than ever in today’s day and age.
Thanks! Where can we contact you and find you online?