“Connect with as many artists as you can, not just to help build you fan base but to help you grow as an artist yourself.”
Check out the interview with Bossman exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Bossman: I fell in love with hip hop at 7 years old. It wasn’t until I turned 11 when I started writing my own songs, but I didn’t release anything until about sophomore year of high school when some of my friends pushed me into recording them. With my stepdad being in the Marine Corps, we traveled a lot and every place we went to I met all kinds of artists with all sorts of different styles that have helped me out a lot lyrically along the way.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Connect with as many artists as you can, not just to help build you fan base but to help you grow as an artist yourself.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Honestly, I find writer’s block the hardest thing I have to deal with. Also getting exposure because of the area I live in being somewhat of a small town where not as many people are into hip hop as they are in other genres such as country.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I share my music on every social media site that I use, and I also send the links to my songs to a lot of random people on my friends lists and if they like it I have them share it on their social media accounts as well.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
The artists out here are pretty dope with all sorts of styles ranging from hood, party/club bangers, storytelling, and so on. The fans are pretty cool too, everybody’s real supportive when it comes to music that they enjoy.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I’m hoping to be able to put out music more often and perform for all kinds of people. Maybe even try to get on one of these local tours and see where that takes me.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
A lot of artists have inspired me such as Eminem, 2Pac, Biggie, Lil Wayne, J Cole, MGK, G Eazy, Meek Mill, and so on. The artist I look up most to today has to be Futuristic.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
This generation of rap to me sounds the same. You have a couple of artists trying to branch out and explore different styles that catch their audience’s attention in different ways, but most of them just sound like they’re just mumbling on the mic with Autotune; it isn’t really music.
Where can we contact you and find you online?