“Be yourself and be original. Most important, achieve success by your own standards and not your friends or medias. Write your narrative.”

Check out the interview with Chris Jamez exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Chris Jamez:
I started rapping in the 11th grade. In 2012 I formed Rasta G for a first project/album Soul Riser and we parted ways. I worked on a solo project, Hits of an Outcast, produced by KL Static. The first single was “On the Edge.” I’ve linked up with Veteran Beatz to start producing and upcoming album titled No Urban Legend, first single’s “Street Soldier.”

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I promote my music on all of my social media, shows, and word of mouth.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The challenge is to really make it you have to dumb yourself down and skill is irrelevant. I stay humble and most important not greedy, and stick and remain loyal to my fan base.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music here in the A is mostly club catchy type music. It’s cool sometimes, but we need balance. That’s why people are surprised with my music because it isn’t what people normally do down here.

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 slowly but surely it’s going to come back to lyricism. Artists can be a part of it by having variety because club and dance songs aren’t going to cut it for the long haul.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Be yourself and be original. Most important, achieve success by your own standards and not your friends or medias. Write your narrative.

What inspires you to write your next song?
What inspires me is listening to other music and even listening to my friend’s music, or when something happens in the news or in my community that needs to be talked about

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I just sit back and listen to the beat a couple of times until I get the concept laid out, then I write it down.

What do you think makes a great song?
I personally think well thought out lyrics and overall song layout.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Number One: www.numberonemusic.com/cjtheoutcast
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/chrisjamezmuzik
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/cjptheoutcast
Facebook: Chris Jamez
Twitter: @cjtheoutcast
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Email: cjptheoutcast@yahoo.com | cjptheoutcast27@gmail.com