“People will start to buy in and notice you when you’re on the front lines making power moves.”
Check out the interview with Drezon Midwest exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Drezon Midwest: My journey in hip hop started back when I was 12-13. I was always around an environment that was rough. I started songwriting when I was 14 years old and became pretty good. It wasn’t long before I recorded most of the songs I wrote and put them up online. It did me some justice, people enjoyed the music and that’s an incredible feeling. I then met my boy Kevin who started our label Grime House LLC.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Practice your craft until it almost comes natural to you. Find your sound and be original. You should also get your homies/team together and brainstorm ideas to get your music, company, clothing line, etc. out there for people to know who you are.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenge in my position right now is getting our company off the ground. Everything you do needs money and working at a 9 to 5 pace right now could really slow that process up. People will start to buy in and notice you when you’re on the front lines making power moves.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Right now we promote through all social media. We are working with promotion companies, magazines, and blogs just to get more exposure and get the music heard by more listeners. We feel like once that happens people will be more interested in what he have next.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m split between 2 cities, Columbus and Palm Beach. Local Columbus artist are more rugged with the street music and the fans eat it up. In Palm Beach there is more culture and style. The fans are supportive and will buy your tickets and rock out to your music if they like it.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see my team and I traveling and headlining shows all across the U.S. I also see us recognized as the upcoming rebirth of real hip hop. It’s a big shoe to fill, but I know we have that level of talent and grind.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration is Tupac of course. I look up to people like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar in today’s world. they are 2 people who were also inspired by Pac. Their music is genius and the way they carry themselves outside of hip hop is how you want to be, low-key and about your business.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music today is okay. I like some stuff I hear. I wouldn’t say all of it is good, but I know it can be better.
Where can we contact you and find you online?