“Being in school. It’s a high demand to be always present, but we have other obligations and we just stay focused on doing what we can when we can. When the time’s right all things will fall into place.”
Check out the interview with Flex Gang exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Flex Gang: Our mom decided to start our music career after she found us freestyling over beat boxing in June 2015. We reordered our first single after forming Flex Gang on June 13, 2015. Our mom put up the money because she believed in us and wanted us to believe that we had something special that should be shared with the world.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
We’re in school so we get our friends to listen, but we do street performances and hand out flyers any and everywhere. We also do link dropping on our social media and we have a website.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Being in school. It’s a high demand to be always present, but we have other obligations and we just stay focused on doing what we can when we can. When the time’s right all things will fall into place.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s independent grinding. I like that everyone big and small networks and supports one another to make it out the struggle.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music will be something like Soundcloud, YouTube, Social Fader, or something making it so artists are chosen by the people forcing us to make good music because people won’t support the mainstream agenda.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
It’s a lot of work and you got to be willing to do what you don’t want to. Be versatile and take the advice of others who did it. You can learn what to do and what not to do, and most importantly invest in yourself.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Wanting to put out good music or an experience or just trying to tell a story.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Get a concept. Sometimes I just find a beat and let it speak to me, then it goes from there.
What do you think makes a great song?
Passion, honesty, relatable, and a dope sound.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.flexgangenterprise.com