“The music today, to us, let’s just say we’re not moved by it, not inspired by it, and feel we lose brain cells listening to it. No we don’t like it.”
Check out the interview with Dem Boyz From Da 6 exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Dem Boyz From Da 6: It started in the 8th grade Spanish class where we would spit out new rhymes to each other and it went on through the course of high school. Our lives took different directions on the same path after that and we periodically came together overs years until we ended up face to face in that moment.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Never say die, never quit, and never give up. There’s no time limit on your dreams. Be ready for an uphill, unyielding, unrelenting, and no holds barred battle.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The balance of life and the pursuit of your dreams, the negativity, the daily opposition, the mockery, the ridicule for having the passion and desire.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
In today’s day and age you have an infinite amount of digital avenues and social media to help leave your mark. Nothing beats hand to hand, face to face in the moment promotions. The key is to find a balance between the two.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
We’re from Houston, TX, the 4th largest city in the nation. It’s overflowing with talent and ambition. Being that it’s so vast, you have to work twice as hard to generate a buzz and separate yourself from the pack. Once you achieve that recognition you got riders for life.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Shifting gears and taking it to the next level.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
We were brought up on old school hip hop like Run DMC, DOC, Tupac, Biggie, Outcast, NWA, Ludacris, ad Scarface. Nowadays we push each other to set trends and not follow them, and be the individuals we were born to be – not clones or victims of falling into the same rut.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Everything changes and evolves, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the worse. Everything repeats itself if you wait long enough. The music today, to us, let’s just say we’re not moved by it, not inspired by it, and feel we lose brain cells listening to it. No we don’t like it.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.dbfd6.com