Young Lye Stays Patient As His Career Matures

“It's not the hours you work, it's the work you put in in the hours you work. It's not going to happen overnight, most of the time it take years to blow up. Just continue to be consistent with your work ethic...

Rabanales Stays Active By Flexing His Promotion Muscle

“The best ways to promote yourself I've realized is activeness. That's one of the major things I've noticed. You've got to definitely maintain a steady presence to make it in today's music industry, especiall...

Beauty in the Darkness On Creating A Memorable Song

“Most of the time it's just a riff or sound that brings out a whole song when we’re just having a simple practice. We love and believe in our music and we want to keep music that's out of the ordinary and tha...

Once Kardi Found Confidence, The Music Fell In Place

“To always believe in yourself, never give up, stay positive and optimistic, and have confidence in yourself. I had to have confidence in myself before I found it in my music. When you got those two things it...

Building A Repertoire With Phenom

“From my experience, the best way to promote yourself as an artist is through personal connections. Before you ask a stranger to check out your music, you should get to know them a little. Introduce yourself....

Street Saavy Todd Faroe Face On Meeting Face To Face

“Social media is cool and can help you in some aspects, but nothing is better than actually going out into different areas of your city and meeting new people like they used to do back then. I bet that there ...

DSmith Finds Success By Staying In His Own Lane

“I am not a fan of most of today's music especially hip hop/rap. Everyone is following trends and the radio is filled with a lot of mediocre records about drug abuse, senseless violence, and reckless thought ...

How Rapper YS Builds A Fan Base

“Just being real with people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; showing them I'm just a regular person like them and my music is just another way to voice our struggle that we all go through daily...

Jus’ J Embarking On His Own Journey

“Research other artists’ journeys. I can't stress that enough. I don't mean their discography, I mean their story, what their ideology is. Get to know them best you can. Learn from their journey and hopefully...

The Poet’s Guide To Music

“First I always find the right melody and the right drums. That is the foundation for me when building a track. I don't like plain generic music. I try to find the right type of rhythm for my music. These are...

Watzreal The Artist Is Also The Fan

“The fans and artists in San Francisco are great. The artists are very supportive of each other. In the Bay Area, people don’t let their egos get the best of them preventing them for genuinely being fans of e...

For Rob Carney The Key To Success Is To Have Fun

“My biggest piece of advice I would tell them is just to have fun no matter what the business brings. That's why we do this right? To have fun. Stay in touch with yourself and surround yourself with like-mind...

Roy Miller Creates His Own Lane To Avoid Fakes

“There's a lot of fakes in this industry who just want a quick buck. Advantage takers who try their hardest to throw a wrench in your tire. It makes it hard for many artists to get heard because of the wrong ...

How Key Artists Are Mike Crump’s Inspirations

“My biggest inspiration is Nas. The way he delivers a rap brings more visuals to my mind than anyone else I have ever listened to. I respect Future’s work ethic as well, you can tell he works hard on his craf...

J-Fuze Is Learning To Spread Knowledge To His Team

“Lack of support! Everyone can’t be the boss but wants to play the boss role. I have been learning a little of everything as far as graphic design, mixing and mastering, video production, etc … I will learn i...

Inspiration Goes Far Beyond Music For Chase Enriquez

“As a kid my biggest influences and inspirations ranged from Guns N Roses, Nas, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Big Pun, etc. The first music you're introduced to that blows your mind as a kid sticks with you fore...

Just B. Polo On The Rise Of Long Island Hip Hop

“I come from a small town on Long Island. But Long Island as a whole has its ups and downs when it comes to music. A lot of hip hop legends came from the Island you know? De La Soul, Public Enemy, Rakim, so m...

Music Reflects What NXICON Sees Out In The World Today

“The things that are going on right now. Mass shootings, racial profiling, brothers getting killed, and women too, by the police. Racism is the one thing that's going to destroy us all if it's not truly and f...

Putting In The Work Is What Channel Dark Prescribes To

“Work on it, even when you don't want to. Work on it until your brain doesn't feel right doing something else. From this moment forward you only have less time to make it happen; so dive into it. A wise man o...

QNA Is New York City’s Homegrown Band

“I love that it’s New York City. It’s kind of a cultural epicenter. There are always other good artists to draw inspiration from. But definitely one downside is that that big industry people seem very inacces...