“In Houston it’s chill, laid back; the land of the dirty sprite mane. But they won’t love you and listen to you until you’re mainstream. That’s what it comes down to. I can go to an underground show and they know me … The music field is based on one thing really, that’s who knows your brand.”
Check out the interview with Crazy Lee exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Crazy Lee: I started writing songs when I was 10 with my cousin. When everything got into play he was like, “Yo, you needa take this to the streets.” But I didn’t want to listen to him you know? I started rapping in Houston at 15 and I ended up going to all these underground battles and finally taking it to the streets. It was crazy.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Usually we throw little kickbacks or do pop up shows where ever my team and I decide. That’s where we do major distribution of t-shirts, CDs, etc. Online got too over rated for us.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Being recognized! Anywhere you go you got to have that mentality and confidence to address and present yourself as an artist. Now when I do shows, or pop up at a party, I’m going crazy.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
This is probably going to be my favorite question! In Houston it’s chill, laid back; the land of the dirty sprite mane. But they won’t love you and listen to you until you’re mainstream. That’s what it comes down to. I can go to an underground show and they know me. They’re like, “Oh it’s Crazy Lee.” The music field is based on one thing really, that’s who knows your brand.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
It’s hard to tell for me to be honest with you. I think it all falls under creativity. Be creative or collab with someone great that inspires you to be greater.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Think! Get out in the streets, connect with other artists, expose yourself, have little pow wows with your friends, get F’d up as possible, and write down ideas. Do what you feel is right. Follow your gut.
What inspires you to write your next song?
It depends on the vibe I’m in and it can be anything. I could walk down the street to the corner store and see something that caught my attention. Something will just click when you know it feels right.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I jam the beat hard for the first 20 minutes, then tell my engineer to run it. I freestyle until I come up with what I want to hear, then boom.
What do you think makes a great song?
Working with the right people and the vibe has to be bouncin’ with energy.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
All my links are below. Oh, I love to party; send me your invitations. And if you need beats, want to rap; I’m here for my services
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