“I want to make music on a high scale and provide an opportunity for others to get their music heard was well.”
Check out the interview with F.A.R. exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
F.A.R.: It started when I was 16 writing random verses to beats like “Over” by Drake, “Run This Town” by Hov, and other jacked beats that were similar. I only wrote because I was bored and always kept them to myself. I didn’t think I was good at the time. It wasn’t until I was 19 when my homies heard me rap for the first time. They told me I should join them and make music for a living. That was the same year I created my Soundcloud account.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
There’s plenty of ways to promote your music. Honestly, I had good and bad experiences with promoting my music. I think it depends on how clever you are and I don’t believe in using the same method more than twice. Meaning that I like to get experimental. Knowing that I’m only an upcoming artist, I know I can’t promote my music on a mass scale. So one of my keys to promoting is networking.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge right now is getting my music heard on a scale that’s gonna let the world know I’m next. I haven’t overcame this obstacle, but I’m in the works. I want to make music on a high scale and provide an opportunity for others to get their music heard was well. That’s one of my goals in life as a rap artist.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. Growing up down there the music scene wasn’t always good. The music scene was always trap this or trap that. No one really ever talked about anything else. Now as of late there’s more original artists starting to come out and try to change the scene. I give my upmost respect to the originals, meaning the artists that make music from the heart.
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 is going to be more independent than anything. Artists today are trying to find their own ways to sell their music. Chance the Rapper is a prime example. He came into the game with no label, just a team that is going to help him accomplish the goals he seeks. I think artists in the future will be more independent just because of how the music industry is today.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Work hard, grind, and network as much as possible. Being an upcoming artist myself, I can tell you it’s not easy dropping music that might not get heard. All I can say is find a method that’s works for and stick with it. Can’t say I have all the answers to success.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Listening to the two albums I dropped and hearing feedback from people that enjoy my music inspires me. There’s no better feeling as an artist when you drop a single/album and people tell you how much they love your work. That alone keeps me going. I wouldn’t trade that feeling for the world.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Finding a beat you can vibe to, writing lyrics that blend well with the beat. Recording it to the best of your abilities. Mixing and mastering to the best of your abilities. It’s as simple as that if you ask me.
What do you think makes a great song?
It’s a combination of production, lyrics, flow, delivery, skill, energy, and creativity. I think what makes a great song should have all these and more sometimes. I don’t think anyone is more important than the other. When you start to think like that, I feel you lose sight of what makes a great song. Making music is an art form and shouldn’t be taking lightly in my opinion.
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