“The haters motivate me to go, but I honestly do it because I love it.”

Check out the interview with D2Fly exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
D2Fly It all started when I was a young kid. I remember watching my dad and his squad make music. My cousins and I would try and make our own music on his karaoke machine. Fast forward a couple of years and now I’m here.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Build a brand. Make hats, t-shirts, etc. Social media plays a big part so make sure you’re out there. You gotta live as your rap persona, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself as that.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Ultimately I want to be like the greats in my own right as well as being a role model for the youth.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Plain and simple, gaining support. Finding who’s really with you. Friends and family will be the quickest to write you off. Getting heard is also a challenge.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Albuquerque, NM is a city not too big and not too small. Locals usually party on the weekends, but it’s wild out here. Just about everyone is ready to fight off the slightest look. The music scene is dope, lots of local talent. TrillLoopz artists, Aktive Ent., and Davonte Kidtana are a few artists out here.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
A wise fish once said just keep swimming. No matter what comes your way, no matter what people say keep going. Stay hungry, set goals, and reach them by any means. People you think are gonna stay the entire journey may leave, family included, and that’s okay. Don’t let that discourage you, let it motivate you. Love it and lastly be at peace.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Best thing to happen besides being featured on here is getting the courage to embrace my talent and pursue my dream.

What is your inspiration?
I’m the oldest out of my siblings, so because of them I strive to be great. The haters motivate me to go, but I honestly do it because I love it.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
With what I’ve seen lately yes. What we sadly have is a generation of mumble rappers getting big for trash lyrics and dope beats. I see no reason why someone with lyrical talent can’t make it. Just need the right promotion.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: www.facebook.com/d2fly23
Instagram: @d2fly23
Twitter: @D2FLY_23