“I feel like artists who are hybrids can fit in perfectly in today’s world of music because its a better chance for people to get hooked you just have to believe in yourself.”
Check out the interview with Crown Victorious exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
C.V: I started in my homie puck crib out north Philly in his apartment building bathroom. As far as taking it serious and recording that’s what sparked the desire to want to do this the rest of my life. We had a laptop and a Guitar hero mic that was low quality but we made it work. After a couple weeks I was recording on the regular basis with a couple other of my close homies
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I recently started using the line for line website its a site that one of my close homies put me on to that allows you to type out your versus apply cover art and audio and promote it anywhere. I feel this is a great method because not only are the fans hearing the music but they see the words to follow along. After three or four times of seeing it, they pretty much know the words and that’s good because it helps with shows.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I would have to say keeping up with the times of music and molding my style not to be the same but a mixture of modern time music and my style. I always create different flows and vibes to try to set myself apart from other artists I never want to sound too much like another artist feel me. Even tho I have modern sounding music I love writing music to a great sounding boom-bap beat with a hot sample I want to show the greats of the game I have versatility.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s a lot of talent in Philly so much so it’s sad people don’t come here to scout as often. In Philly bars matter and if you don’t have them then you need to get them because it’s not too many who make it without them. Its a tough crowd in Philly but that’s what I grew to love about it because it builds character if you’re strong enough to stick out the critics and keep developing your craft.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Right now I’m not really sure what direction music is going but I will say it’s different from what direction I thought it was going. More sub-genres are apart of music now which I think is good because a lot more people have become more comfortable getting into music and it’s more to choose from. I feel like artists who are hybrids can fit in perfectly in today’s world of music because its a better chance for people to get hooked you just have to believe in yourself.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t let the words of other people stop you from your goal. You can’t escape people from giving you bad feedback on your music it’s going to happen. The main thing you should focus on is developing your own style, writing down a game plan to reach your music goals and building a fan base of people who like YOUR music not everybody is going to like your sound and that’s ok focus on the ones that do it is more rewarding.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Different vibes that I may be feeling or even my favorite song at that time could inspire me I have different inspirations depending on what setting I’m in also. I like to keep good people around me also because sometimes I’m inspired by my friends to make my next song.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First I choose the concept or subject I want the song to be about that’s the most important thing unless its a freestyle. After that is my flow process where I find out what cadence I want my words to go. After that, I create my chorus for the song and after that, I start the writing process.
What do you think makes a great song?
I feel like an artist should like his/her music before anyone else should that’s the most important part because otherwise, it kills the fun and enjoyment out of making music. Your music is an extension of yourself the artist so if you yourself don’t like the music whats the point? Passion, ambition, your individual style, and creativity make a great song.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Yeah anyone that wants to find me my links to my social media are