“The hardest thing is for people to take you serious. So many artists are not serious enough to be successful so it makes it hard for real artist who are not established to be taken serious.”
Check out the interview with Boss Fetti HBM exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Boss Fetti HBM: I have been writing raps and creating music since the age of 9. My cousin Big Ju was a popular producer where we are from. He made a studio in my Auntie’s basement. It all started there. I continued writing and making songs throughout high school and college. I won a couple talent songs and gained a lot of support.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
This game is not easy at all. You have to love this music, ain’t no way around it. Be yourself. Believe in yourself. Trust no one. Do your research. Learn the business. Hard work. Use paperwork.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest thing is for people to take you serious. So many artists are not serious enough to be successful so it makes it hard for real artist who are not established to be taken serious. Everyone will doubt you until you make them believe. Having capital will help you. DJs are very important people, they know this and you gotta do your best.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Performing your music in front of people. Making the proper marketing materials, making quality visuals, and of course YouTube, Worldstar, Skilly Magazine, etc. – it all helps.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Columbus, OH by way of Phoenix, AZ. To me Columbus is by far one of the hardest markets in the country to pop off a music career. I haven’t seen many artists do it. It’s sad because there’s a lot of talent in the city. Phoenix is up and coming and there’s a lot of dope artists building their names and brands.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Touring. Building my fan base. Increasing my catalog, making more visuals. Making more money.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I look up to God. I thank him for everything. I’m inspired by so many things. I respect 50 Cent for his business and his street smarts. Gucci Mane inspired me as well. He encouraged me early in my career and told me I can be successful. I thank him for that.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like my music. The music I got coming out I like. I like some stuff. If you’re a true music fan you give everything a chance. If it’s dope it makes the playlist. People like what they like. I hope people will give me a chance to make their playlists.
Thanks. Where can we contact you and find you online?