“Next thing is you need to have is the confidence and belief in yourself that you deserve recognition for your talent. With confidence and a good music it’s easier to get people interested.”

Check out the interview with Brooklyn PaperCha$e exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Brooklyn PaperCha$e:
I’ve always been artistic from an early age. My passion was drawing originally, but in high school I found myself in many rap battles and that’s when I realized I was also gifted in word play and rhyming. I was getting a lot of good feedback from people hearing me freestyle and the more I dabbled in it the better I got at it. Years later I ran into my homie, Phan the Konnect Man, who helped me craft myself as an artist and we started making music together.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The first thing I’d say is having a good product because if you don’t have that you’re going nowhere fast. Next thing is you need to have is the confidence and belief in yourself that you deserve recognition for your talent. With confidence and a good music it’s easier to get people interested.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to use my music to be a voice to what I think is going on in the world through my perception. I want to be a leader, a jack of all trades in fine art, and be able to show people that they can use their talent and platform to influence the masses for good. Everything on The Emerald Tablets describes something I’ve been through or want to become.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The game’s constantly changing. The new digital age is almost a blessing and a curse. On one hand people can get your music anywhere at any time, but there’s something to be said about playing your music live for people and hustling a CD in their hands. It’s becoming a lost art form, but I think it’s still something people can respect.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Denver’s a great place to harness your talent because it’s such a growing city. There’s a lot of talent out here and the spirit’s good because I feel like the hip hop society out here supports each other. There aren’t a lot of spots we can get into through this genre, but everyone knows where the talent is at and isn’t afraid to throw you a bone.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Never think anything’s going to come easy, you have to work hard to yield results. You need to be original and do what comes right to you. There are a lot of imitators out there trying to follow the wave. Stay humble and really figure out what type of artist you want to be, that way no one can misrepresent your image or dishonor your truth.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Just the entire journey of making my first album. Rapping and making music was always a fun hobby for me, but I’m so proud of the music I made through The Emerald Tablets. I really impressed myself and this final product has only motivated me to grow more and produce more.

What is your inspiration?
My inspiration’s the drive to be the best I can be and put out music that I can be proud of. Growing up I was influenced by all different genres of music. Some of my favorites are of course Tupac because he was able to use his lyrics to not only lead but educate people. I also have a lot respect for Jay-Z and Nas.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Being successful is determined by how much blood, sweat, and tears you’re willing to invest in putting out a good product. If you stay original, stay humble, and work hard, just like in any form of marketing, people will get behind you and support you. B

Where can we find you on social media?
Official website: www.paperchasedesignstudio.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/brooklynpaperchase
Reverbnation: www.brooklynpaperchase.bandcamp.com/releases
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUGa4Pez55aBB1Q0tDJC2w
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brooklyn.paperchase