“I feel every time I hear a new or old song there’s a female or male trying to sound like me and even make beats like me. It’s more power for me because I feel I can improved my skills and become better.”

Check out the interview with Candi G exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Candi G:
I started out writing and making music at 13 and in secondary school I started listening to r&b music and artists like Chris Brown. I felt I could be a singer, but when I started writing soulful music and meaningful songs my mum said I should stick to what I know best and never follow others.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use Soundcloud, Artist Union, and Reverbnation. I promote myself and share my music with fam too.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Being a female rapper from England I feel we need more female rappers like myself. I also know that to break into the USA market will require backing from someone on top.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I feel the music scene in my hometown can be better. I feel every time I hear a new or old song there’s a female or male trying to sound like me and even make beats like me. It’s more power for me because I feel I can improved my skills and become better.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I feel I will be a part of music until the day I die. I feel that music comes a long way from me. I feel I can make more music with more with powerful ideas. I’ll always be in tune with all different artists that come from my hometown.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
To never lie or sound like others, female or males. I feel that there can be more improvement. I feel I can show others that making music by yourself is always the best. I never want people to feel like they can’t make it because of their skin.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I take my time and listen to a lot of music. I make beats on a Mixcraft 7 and have been working with it since 13.

What do you think makes a great song?
Love sounds, the beat, and the lyrics.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: candi g Griffith