“Louisville’s music scene is very tough. I got plans on making the world believe that Louisville does have amazing talents.”

Check out the interview with Fiya University exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Fiya University:
I was always influenced by music. During high school I wanted to be the best. In spring of 2008, after being in a bunch of trouble, my older brother was aware of my talent and decided to invest in me.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My brother started the label Street Mindz Entertainment and since then we’ve traveled to do shows in major cities. We’ve been to New York, Philly, and Atlanta just to name a few. We attend many showcases to work on my craft as an artist. I mostly wanna be a really good performer as well as artist.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I would have to say meeting personal requirements outside of music.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Me personally, I’m into meeting people and of course the web. Finding different avenues that promote music.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Louisville’s music scene is very tough. I got plans on making the world believe that Louisville does have amazing talents. Fans here don’t exist on the underground level.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year to from now I’m hoping for connections with A&Rs and publishing songs and projects as a songwriter.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My idols have become my opponent while pursuing my dream. I look up a lot. I see stars, I want to be a star.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I’m into music, even the older music. The music today doesn’t affect me. I feel like I’m in my own lane.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.fiyauniversity.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/streetmindz-fiya
Facebook: www.facebook.com/smindzenter