“For me as an independent artist I promote myself through social media and reach out to anyone who has bigger opportunities for me.”
Check out the interview with C.J. exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
C.J.: I started off singing in a gospel group with my brothers and sisters when I was 9 and I have been in love with music ever since then.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
For me as an independent artist I promote myself through social media and reach out to anyone who has bigger opportunities for me.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
The best and the guy who inspired everyone to do and be the best in whatever they pursue.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
I would say staying at a high point and not losing focus.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
It’s a pretty good place to live, the music scene is pretty good and there are some good artists around here I wouldn’t mind working with.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay focused on your goal, don’t be scared to reach out, keep God above all, and don’t let anyone else’s negative comments interfere with your grind.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
This is right up there, but I would say going to Florida for a concert was one of my most favorite moments.
What is your inspiration?
Kb, Lecrae, Kendrick Lamar, etc. but my main inspiration is God; he’s the reason I’m in this.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Oh most definitely. One of the reasons I do what I do is to show kids around here that they can make it anywhere once they put their mind and faith to it.
Where can we find you on social media?
YouTube: c.j. struggle