“It’s all about the flow. Music is all about storytelling and the trick to writing good music is to tell a great story and if you got a nice flow you can make your story sound real cool and as a result you release an even better song.”
Check out the interview with Emmanuel King exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Emmanuel King: It all started in high school when I met my cousin that makes crazy beats. He was really good, but also underrated. When I heard the beats he was making I instantly liked his music. I also used to write punch lines on every page of my notebook and I knew that all I needed was good beats and I would kill it. So we teamed up and I started to learn how to make beats and better my craft of songwriting; now I’m making good music.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Twitter promotions, Facebook, and building the hype. On Twitter it’s easy to listen to someone’s music if you see it every day and if the song is dope sit back and watch it go viral. I’ll also say word of mouth. Try and talk to music professionals like club deejays. Also try to get popular in your city so everyone knows who you are.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think the greatest challenge is competition. I think that because the business is so saturated, being that everyone is trying to be a rapper, it’s just about who can make a bigger earthquake. The bigger hits get the highest notice and I’m planning on releasing bigger and better songs that will lead me to my goal of music stardom.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
In my hometown it’s more of a Pop/Hip Hop/EDM mix and I just want to promote my city, the Flame city, and put them on the map with my amazing music. What I don’t necessarily like it’s that it’s not Hip Hop based, so people kind of look at it like a boring city.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future of music can be great with all the new upcoming artist making hot music like Fetty Wap, Kodack Black, Young Thug, etc. I feel that the only way you can really be part of the culture is to drop more hot music and stay in the rotation.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
You just got to work hard, be determined, and stay focused on your craft. Everybody appreciates someone who works hard and if you do you’re going to end up with good results.
What inspires you to write your next song?
People saying they liked my last song. Nothing makes me happier than getting appreciated for hard work and people telling me to keep it up. My upcoming songs will be something to lookout for because I will be coming in hot!
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I listen to the beat for about 30 minutes, write two different verses to the song, and choose the one that sounds the best.
What do you think makes a great song?
It’s all about the flow. Music is all about storytelling and the trick to writing good music is to tell a great story and if you got a nice flow you can make your story sound real cool and as a result you release an even better song.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?