“I believe because I was never the type to wait on studio time or events I bought everything for myself and did everything for myself with no help.”
Check out the interview with BiGG DeeMo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
BiGG DeeMo: I remember at an early age I was already rocking out to whatever was going. Then about at 6 years old my mom got me a keyboard and an electric guitar. The journey began with sounds. By 10 I had recorded a mixtape type song over the “Ice Ice Baby” instrumental in the Las Vegas museum and it was horrible. It just gave me the hunger to never be that bad ever so the growth started.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Make sure this is what you really wanna do because it’s a long tough road and you have to be somewhat okay with the fact you might not make it. Always push to be the best in anything you want to be. If you do make it just remember don’t buy into anything that’s said about you, good or bad. Just enjoy the fact that you’re living your dream.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I believe because I was never the type to wait on studio time or events I bought everything for myself and did everything for myself with no help. Making sure your full plates only involve the best of things. Balance is key. Consistency is the backbone. Pay your dues by investing correctly into yourself. The focus and drive must be on point every day.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Considering today’s tech everything is videos and social media. That’s the path. Get to the internet and satellites as fast as possible, digital downloads and whatnot. Don’t forget to get a street team and have them blast you everywhere.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Moreno Valley, CA is a business place, but loaded with work. Most of our population is imported from everywhere. A lot of artists from LA, Riverside, and Inland Empire. Either way we got a bunch of great ones that truly should be heard. The likes of Quiz, Hash Hearted, and Juice just to name a few.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Doing big things of course, more solidified in the game, and most def doing some great features. I can’t wait to see what’s in store. I just love this music shit so much.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
In today’s music world I don’t really listen to the radio. I love the underground. Slaine is dope, still digging Aesop Rock, Eminem is always a must, Asap Rocky’s doing nice things. I miss Big L. I still bang Rakim and KRS-One as well as Kool G Rap.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Most of it is garbage. Just no heart in it and is always about the dollar. I like getting paid for my craft too, but act like you’re clocking into something major. Take the process seriously but low key. It’s really the new listeners of today’s era that allows all this crap to go on.
Where can we contact you and find you online?