“I believe certain trends and fads will shape a few popular movements, but as for the core of music it will truly always revolve around the art of expression.”
Check out the interview with CReid exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
CReid: I forayed into the music production element before anything else as I was inspired by the raw poetic lyricism and instrumentation from a select few in the game. My genuine interest started when I was 14, but I quickly gravitated towards the old school element. I was a part of a group (ERB) with my best friends and when we started our project freestyles I decided it was full pursuit from there.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I render demo tapes as well as mass produce projects to create different sounds in order to channel my versatility as an artist. Mutual interests and likes in music allows me to direct friends to my profile for side projects.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Knowing the standards of today’s radio and monopolized music circuit demand certain sounds imposes the biggest challenge; I’ll always go against the grain on blending in.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s wide spread in Fort Worth. I like how eclectic and universal the music scene is, but I wish more people would escalate their lyrical game.
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 believe certain trends and fads will shape a few popular movements, but as for the core of music it will truly always revolve around the art of expression. I feel that being completely honest with yourself in your music can be integral for developing that sound.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I exhort for you to not follow the trends and engineer your own sound with your own voice for your individual purpose. That’s why we’re here.
What inspires you to write your next song?
The spirit inside of me, my memories, and love for the holy father.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I begin by contemplating about the topic or subject matter and format it mentally. I translate it with lyrics and instrumentals that resonate. I experiment to yield a well-mixed and blended sound.
What do you think makes a great song?
True unfaltering expression with all tracks and components equalized, and jam-packed with pathos, credos, and logos.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Follow me on Soundcloud which is my ancillary outlet for projects