“Most artists that were active in the 90’s and a few in the early 2000’s as a collective inspire me to keep good music alive. The idea of what hip hop once was inspires me.”

Check out the interview with CMoore GMoore exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
CMoore GMoore:
I remember when the movie 8 Mile came out I began to really gravitate toward the essence of what hip hop was and how it was cultivated along with the poem exercises that we were engaging in on a regular basis in my English class. At the time I was in 6th grade and I would write poems to girls and even some of my female teachers. All that made me who I am. I was 18 when I dropped my first cut on wax.

 

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Unfortunately in today’s music scene it takes capital and cosigners to really get “the look” that you need. The key to that elevation’s good marketing.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I don’t care to be famous, honestly. I just want a large and genuine fan base. I believe good music’s becoming more and scarcer and I want to be the one to keep it in circulation.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
I’d say the hardest part of this music business is being able to thoroughly fund it and the massive competition. That’s not to say that all your competition is of sharp quality. Music’s subjective and generally the more comp you have the slimmer your chances are of breaking through on a level to grasp that audience that you’re trying to get to flock to you.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I’m from New York, Hempstead right there in Nassau County. Long Island’s where I spent most of my life. I don’t live out there now, but I go back sometimes. A lot of artists out here are grinding with hopes of reaching a bigger platform. When I was growing up here it was wild. It was territorial. You literally couldn’t go to certain areas if you had no ties there.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
This is a tricky question. Years back I used to tell people to not try and sound like the masses and to be innovative. However, I’m noticing most of the artists who get all the exposure are the rappers whose music genre is either trap or Drill. Sad to say, but the realistic answer’s see what gets traction and model that.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
To be honest, I’m still growing as an artist. I don’t feel as though I’ve reached any milestones in my career yet as an artist. The biggest thing I’ve done thus far was have a music video shot for me. I’m waiting on the day I get to perform in front of a big label.

What is your inspiration?
Most artists that were active in the 90’s and a few in the early 2000’s as a collective inspire me to keep good music alive. The idea of what hip hop once was inspires me.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Anyone? Depends what you mean. Again cosigners and capital are the two key ingredients to effective marketing in this era. Many artists are actively competing in an effort to elevate don’t have sufficient access to neither one of these resources. So again, something to keep in mind is not everyone’ going to be on the big screen.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cmoore.grove