“It’s different and different is good because music is evolving. Music will never stay the same for a long time because there will always be another creative person to create something new. I think that’s great, everything needs a little change.”
Check out the interview with Blackstar exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Blackstar: I started around 15 years old after my brother made his first song at a studio. Everybody liked his song and was praising him for it. So I thought to myself and said I can do it too. That’s where it all started. I’m still trying to make a name for myself, but I love what I do and that’s all that counts!
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Focus and determination. This journey’s not easy. You got to sacrifice time and money. You can’t just expect yourself to be good. Practice and stay motivated because you will always be getting better.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I would have to say the waiting part. I’m not a huge fan of waiting or having patience. It’s something I learned to cope with.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote your music would obviously be to shell out money and send it to promoters to promote it for you. If you’re on a budget the best way is to upload it to all your social media accounts and have a close group of friends to help out with the promotion.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
We are the north! I’m from Canada, born and raised in Calgary! The rap movement isn’t the best in Calgary, but there’s a small group of really dope rappers. People usually say Calgary rappers suck, but I don’t agree of course! And the fans are amazing! We’re not afraid to get rowdy at a concert!
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Doing what I love, making music and blessing people with it.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I look up to artists like G-Eazy, Mac Miller, and Logic! I love their work and their creativity! My biggest inspiration would have to be Lupe Fiasco and T.I.P. I’ve been listening to them for years and they got me into rapping.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
It’s different and different is good because music is evolving. Music will never stay the same for a long time because there will always be another creative person to create something new. I think that’s great, everything needs a little change.
Where can we contact you and find you online?