“To believe in yourself wholeheartedly and to finance yourself if you truly believe you have what it takes. You’re offering a piece of yourself to the world, so let it be genuine.”

Check out the interview with Big “G” Nutt exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Big “G” Nutt:
I began rapping in my youth, mostly freestyling at parties. After my second CD came out, The N-U-Double, I was incarcerated on a 20 year sentence of which I did 10 actual years in prison. Being out less than a year, and with the help of K9 (Ricochet), we were able to put together a two song callabo to reintroduce myself.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I believe the best way is to stay true to your beliefs and motives. To believe in yourself wholeheartedly and to finance yourself if you truly believe you have what it takes. You’re offering a piece of yourself to the world, so let it be genuine.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I would like to become one who has paved their own way and helped others achieve their goals. To be able to give the public something worth their time.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Just seeing all the mainstream genre becoming less credible; copying just to have a hit song. Everything begins to sound the same with no originality.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?:
In New Mexico, growing up, we listen to a lot of music but sometimes by the time we heard it the music was old. Between Alamogordo and Tucson where I am most frequently it’s cool and the music scene has a life and some of us want to expand. As for me, I’m headed for the international love.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Keep moving towards your goal, nothing happens overnight.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
For me being able to be heard and to let people have a piece of me through the music.

What is your inspiration?
My children are my inspiration. Serena, K-von, Desiree, T’Anna, Eutrevian, and Isadora Sanders are the ones who drive me to be the best I can be.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
No I do not. I feel there will be a few break out stars and there will be some that can eat at least for a little while.

Where can we find you on social media?
Bandcamp: www.biggnutt.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/big-gnutt
YouTube: “G”Town Records
Facebook: “G”Nutt Da Boss
Twitter: @BigGnutt
Instagram: @BigGnutt