“The youth needs positivity, even in a turn up song.”
Check out the interview with Celus Williams exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Celus Williams: I’ve been rapping since I was nine years old, it’s always came easy to me. I really didn’t get serious about it till about a little over a year ago. After a rough break up and the death of my step father, in my darkest days I found comfort in my pin pad. It became second nature and I remembered what I loved about music, eventually there was no need for the pen and pad. That’s when it became fun and I can throw my imagination everywhere.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Believe in you. Don’t let someone tell you that you can’t do something just because they’re scared or they can’t do it. People tend to project their fears on to you. Also, research your craft and be aware of all opportunity. There’s more than one way to do everything.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
In my position, it would be finding more ways to get my music heard. I promise it speaks for itself if you listen to the message. I’m not just talking about getting money, hoes, and clothes. I want my music to mean something at the end of the day like my poetry does when I preform. The youth needs positivity, even in a turn up song.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Videos and good music. People are very visual nowadays.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Austin, Texas. There are some slept on artists that I don’t think get to be seen in Austin. One of my favorites has to be an old high school friend that goes by the name Frequency; nice lyricist with a smooth vibe. Hope we can collaborate one day. I think if Austin looks for their talent they’ll find it.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Preforming and being heard. I’ve work all summer and the music is there. I’ll be shooting videos, preforming my poetry as well as my music. Celus Williams will be in your speakers.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I look up to people who strive for something better, for not just others but themselves. Artist wise, has to be 2pac. He stood for something and his music had meaning. J. Cole also, he has come a long way and his music so down to earth. And Steve Harvey, he’s one reason I want be a motivational speaker someday .
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Honestly, besides the obvious Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Wayne (Young Money) … not really. These mumble rappers are really getting paid off their producers making them sound good. Most people don’t even know their lyrics and when they find out they’re shocked that that’s what they’ve been bobbing their head to.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook: Celus Williams
Instagram: @Marcel Williams