“Just exposing yourself to any and every media/social outlet. We as artists owe it to our craft to take it serious and be willing to explore new opportunities.”

Check out the interview with Fate/J-Othelo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Fate/J-Othelo:
Growing up in Los Angeles listening to groups like Tha Alkaholiks, Pharcyde, Del, Hiero Crew, and Wu-Tang influenced me to really begin making beats and creating. The culture was already embedded in me when I decided to begin my journey.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Please go back and listen to the beginning/creators of our art of hip hop. We must respect the elements.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Not conforming to the now. Making the music I enjoy making and enjoy listening to.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Through avenues like this. Just exposing yourself to any and every media/social outlet. We as artists owe it to our craft to take it serious and be willing to explore new opportunities.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I am born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, but I currently live in Virginia. For the most part people listen to the new age of music. Artists are hunger and grinding.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from now I see myself partnering with an indie label, being able to release and distribute instrumental albums, and work with other artists on various projects.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My mother and grandfather were my biggest inspirations. Just watching their struggle to raise me with virtually nothing then pass early on built a thick skin and mind. As for today’s world, I look up to my lord and savior focus and structure.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I feel it’s too easy nowadays to make music while bypassing the elements and respecting the art. We’re living in a new age. I would like to see more creativity rather than fads. Lyrically hip hop is lost through the mainstream and young ears. You really have to be a fan of hip hop to search for real content/consciousness.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Soundclick: www.soundclick.com/illfatedmusic
MySpace: www.myspace.com/illfatedmusicfreedoment
Facebook: Jeremy Carter
Instagram: @j-othelo
Email: othelomusic@gmail.com

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