“If you see one artist talk about something and make millions off of it, you have to understand that if you’re talking about the same things it may not have the same outcome for you.”

Check out the interview with Bruce Brown exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Bruce Brown:
I’ve been around entertainment all my life. My father is an independent filmmaker who has met and worked with many celebrities and people in front of and behind the scenes. Being around that type of experience helped me to understand how the industry is and what I would be facing or doing once things would begin rolling for me in whatever direction in entertainment I would decide to be in.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
If you see one artist talk about something and make millions off of it, you have to understand that if you’re talking about the same things it may not have the same outcome for you. It’s okay to have influences, but you have to remember as an artist you have your own voice.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
People accepting you if you are firm in knowing who you are and what you want to do. Some of the toughest things for people to accept about me is as funny of a guy as I can be, I can be very serious when a matter has to be dealt with that’s important.

What do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Read up on different ways to advertise and promote your music. Talk about whatever it is that you do as an artist like you are trying to get people interested in the message you are giving. This can help you to learn how to better talk to people who specialize in promoting and advertising when the time comes to utilize their services.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Maryland and D.C. is a tough place to get music on depending on the style of music you do. The rap scene to me has a very distinct sound, but it’s still trying to find its style because Maryland and DC is a mix of north and south influences. The fans are real tough on local artists.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself touring some, making visual albums and/or music videos, clothing, just continuing to let God lead my creativity as far as it can go.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations were television and the movies. Both of those at an early age helped me to understand better about stories and how I wanted to tell my own stories and how they tied into everyone else’s. Who I look up to in today’s world is the youth.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I feel the music out now is an expression of the feelings of the times. A lot of party music. A lot of get money music. From life experiences I know when you party too much or focus on getting money too much your usually trying to deal with a deeper issue your avoiding because your used to the pain or you feel like it’s too much to deal with.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.beatstars.com/brucebrown26
YouTube: Celebrity Normal Media
Twitter: @therealbruceb2
Instagram: @brucebrown2
Snapchat: @brucebrown2
Email: therealbrucebrown@gmail.com