“I might not like all the music coming out, but that’s the beauty of music; it’s all perspective. As artists we get to mold and change the perspective.”
Check out the interview with Coster exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Coster: I’ve always loved music and language. Hip hop is a way to combine the two. I started writing problem 13 years ago and started recording about 6 years ago. Since then I’ve done multiple shows in various cities, videos, 2 mixtapes, and an album out now.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Research your industry and be yourself. You need to learn as much as possible about the business just like the art of what you do, then apply that to get a relevant but unique sound.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Marketing and promo are the hardest for me. It’s the hardest thing to crack, but once you get the exposure things fall into place.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Multiple ways is the best way. Online, not just social media but iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, as well as online mags like Skilly. Most importantly and organic fan base, so get out and perform, talk to people, and push your product.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Fans in Wichita are interactive and very supportive. Artists are also very talented and driven. The detachment between the two is what I think holds us back. Artists only support the clique they’re in. We need to remember we are all fans first.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Out of Kansas touring. That’s where I wanna be. Nationwide if possible.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Biggest inspiration for me was always music. My favorite band is Incubus and my favorite hip hop artist is Ludacris. I range from rock to rap to classical to country. It’s kind of an advantage of growing up in the Midwest.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I don’t criticize anyone if there doing what they love. I might not like all the music coming out, but that’s the beauty of music; it’s all perspective. As artists we get to mold and change the perspective.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Search “Coster Assembly Required” on Spotify, iTunes, Cd Baby etc. You can google it too. @Coster316 on all social media.