“With the amount of social media outlets available, artists have to be more engaging with their fans. For artists to grow and stay relevant they have to partake and stay engaged.”

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

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Delis:
I actually was just a music consumer until the age of 23 when a friend of mine who was rapping brought me to the studio with him and suggested I write something to jump on a track with him. That night I fell in love with the process and realized this is something I want to try my hand in.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media, the traditional “word of mouth,” and I’ve even made business cards.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I feel my music is good enough to take me places, but being currently enlisted in the Marine Corps physically being able to travel to do shows and network has been a challenge. So, the only way to really overcome that I guess is to just ride my contract out.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in my hometown is faster paced and up-tempo, music you could really dance to. There’s not anything I dislike about it, but the one minor knock I have with it is it’s more of a “Florida thing” type music and doesn’t really translate well out of Florida which causes a lot of good south Florida artists to go unnoticed.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Unfortunately in today’s fast paced society music isn’t being as appreciated as it used to be. Artists have to produce a greater volume of music and drop at a more consistent rate. With the amount of social media outlets available, artists have to be more engaging with their fans. For artists to grow and stay relevant they have to partake and stay engaged.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay consistent and be engaged through social media.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Inspiration to write comes from anywhere really. Things I’ve seen, things I’ve heard, a lot of times I go on walks late night and lyrics come to me.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
I usually start off by listening to an instrumental to see what direction I want to go with it.

What do you think makes a great song?
The feelings you receive from it. Being relatable that causes you to “hear it” and not just listen.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.DelisMusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Delis
Twitter: @MansaDelis
Instagram: @MansaDelis

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