“If you’re in it for the money you’re definitely in the wrong business. Be sure to remember it takes grind, dedication, and hard work.”

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

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
DookG:
It started at a very young age. I would sit and listen to music all day. I knew I would play ball and rap, and now I’m accomplishing everything I’ve just about dreamed. I started out in a group and we gradually separated and began making our own music. There’s definitely been ups and downs, goods and bads. I’ve lost a whole lot of money doing music, but it has definitely made me who I am today and has taught me so many business techniques.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Music isn’t a fall back plan, if it’s truly your dream, yes, I think you should follow it. If you’re in it for the money you’re definitely in the wrong business. Be sure to remember it takes grind, dedication, and hard work.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I would say meeting people that actually deliver the services provided, as in promoting companies and other things in that sort.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
If you can find a very effective service, be sure to take advantage of it. Me personally I promote on all of social media as well as going out and interacting with the real world.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I live in Aiken, SC where I can honestly say people will not support you. Just like everywhere else, you go around the world everybody’s trying to rap. It maybe talent, but I haven’t heard much of it.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself on the road everyday doing 2-3 shows a day. Also having all the things I once dreamed about and helping people around the world.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I would have to say Tupac, Biggie, and Jadakiss. I feel they put their heart into every line and spoke on the real world. Anybody bringing positivity to today’s world is definitely an inspiration.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I’m not sure if it’s safe to call it music. Honestly, I don’t like it but it’s not all about me; more power to the creator.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
YouTube: www.youtube.com/?#/channel/UCa1cpxDd2OeASGlwbBvU91w
Facebook: DookG Thomas
Twitter: @_SunnySide6East
Instagram: @OfficialDookG
Snapchat: @DookG0212