“I’d have to say doing it all on my own, I’ve been the key to everything you will hear from me. It makes it all so much more special, but it can be very challenging through traveling and finding the right people to work with.”

Check out the interview with Epidemic OutRage exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Epidemic OutRage:
I have always written poetry, writing has always been in my nature. As far as hip hop, I used to sit around with my buddies when I was in the Army and we would freestyle. I started getting better at it and by the time I got out of the service I had a buddy really interested in getting me started. He flew me from Oklahoma to Phoenix to record my first project. It was successful in my eyes and many others, so I decided to continue on with it.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Maintain positivity and when it starts becoming a job instead of a passion then take a break. Relax and get back into when you are ready. Music is meant to be fun.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I’d have to say doing it all on my own, I’ve been the key to everything you will hear from me. It makes it all so much more special, but it can be very challenging through traveling and finding the right people to work with.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Marketing and printing is by far one of the most difficult aspects in music, but we all know it’s the most important. Honestly, social media is huge in today’s world. Stand out, share, share, and share.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Here in Oklahoma the hip hop community isn’t very big, but there are definitely talented artists here. As far as fans, they are awesome. It’s amazing to hear strangers complimenting and sharing my music.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I want to be a huge local name, I want to be constantly performing.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I’m a huge Machine Gun Kelly fan, Logic, Hopsin, Dizzy Wright. Just some of the few that make me want to better my music and keep pushing further.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Hell no. Absolute garbage hip hop these days, but there are some amazing talented artists still out there.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook Epidemic OutRage, also on YouTube and Instagram!