“I’ll have to say working with people. People say they want to work but move like snails. Whoever knows me knows I like to be on go mode.”
Check out the interview with Brotus exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Brotus: It all started when my mother gave birth to me. Growing up I was always into music and it runs in my family. I’m at a point now where I’m in deep so I feel like there’s no way out. This business is very selfish, so I tend to keep to myself a lot.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Make music that you like, not the music that they like. Promotion is the key. Carry yourself the way you want to be viewed by the public. Create music that actually makes sense. Get up and network. Surround yourself with people who support you. I followed these steps and look at how far I have come. Do it and stick to it.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I’ll have to say working with people. People say they want to work but move like snails. Whoever knows me knows I like to be on go mode. Me being so confident with my art leads to me struggling to make time for my loved ones. I understand that time waits for no one but getting everyone else to understand that can be difficult.
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 mainly connect with my fans over social media. I often keep good vibes with the top DJs in the city. They keep my music in their rotation and they all see what I see. Promoting is never a problem especially when you have the supporters I have. We stand real strong and all of us share the same vision. Besides that good music will always promote itself.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Every artist here sounds exactly alike. They all want to kill someone, they all want to be a gangster or some type of drug dealer. I didn’t know I would have as many fans as I do now because most of the people like the trap style of music. That’s why you rarely hear me on tracks with other artists unless they’re singers.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself continuing to make good music the same way I’ve been doing. I don’t like to make predictions. Whatever God has planned for me is the route I’ll be taking. I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing and hopefully I can grab the attention of the right person.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations would have to be music in general. If it sounds good I’ll listen. I love the sounds of drums, guitars, dark cords, or whatever you can make a beat out of. I don’t have a specific person I look up to in today’s world, but I respect Drake the most for not caring about what people say about his music.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
It’s okay. There’s not really too many artists out here that can grab my attention. I listen to a lot of J. Cole and Drake. I’m very picky when it comes to being a fan of another artist but I respect the hustle. If you can get big off of the music you make then more power to you.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
I’m on all social media platforms under Brotus_Music. My music is everywhere: iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, etc.