“Please continue to create. Create stuff even if it seems weird to others, maybe even weird to yourself at first. The more you create the less weird it gets. Trust me, people will always love innovative creation.”

Check out the interview with Francheyez exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Francheyez:
It all started with me deejaying in the Bronx at my high school. From there music took a hold of me. I went to Five Town College to study music business. Soon after from there I began becoming a hip hop artist.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Please continue to create. Create stuff even if it seems weird to others, maybe even weird to yourself at first. The more you create the less weird it gets. Trust me, people will always love innovative creation.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest task I believe is reaching your fan base, especially when you’re a talented artist. Nowadays there are very few platforms for an emerging artist and the task is finding those platforms and seeing which ones fit with you as an artist.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote I have found is the triple threat: shows, interviews/blogs, and social media consistency. With those three you’re guaranteed some new listeners.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from the mecca of hip hop, the Bronx, NY. I love my town but sometimes it feels like there are more artists out here than fans. Competition is tough in my city and though people like to shit on NYC, there are new artists that are some gems like myself out there. Just waiting for that wave of try hip hop to reemerge.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
In a better position and in a more efficient circle, and more money in my pocket.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My parent were and still are my biggest inspirations. Aside from them I can’t really say. Musically I would have to say Dblock, Nas, Fab, Lil Wayne, The Fugees, and Method Man.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like it for what it’s worth. It’s kind of like eating McDonalds. I like it but I know I’m one step closer to cancer.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.francheyez.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/franch33ze
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/francheyezclassic
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCueg3NrZCdmAxguJOE4ydtA?