“I feel that anyone can be successful in today’s world of music as long as they learn, understand, and apply themselves to the craft that they’re deciding to pursue.”
Check out the interview with Frankie Buzzard exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Silly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Frankie Buzzard: This all began in Kingston, Oklahoma during my sophomore year at Kingston High School where I wrote and recorded my very first song. I was listening to a song called “Yesterday” by one of my favorite artists named Big K.R.I.T. I began to become inspired by his story, but I was much more inspired by the instrumental to go ahead and tell my own story, my own experience of yesterday.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
First have a group of my best friends around me that consider my team. Secondly, I believe that the internet along with your team is beyond a great way to promote yourself as an artist. With these two very important tools, your art is capable of reaching people from all around the world rather than just where you live.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I ultimately want to become signed to a label because of the buzz that my music has created over the years. I want to experience the vibe of a real studio along with late and hard nights of creating something that will not only reach people but touch their hearts and open them up to new artists in the world.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Well, I myself haven’t made it into the music business yet so to say. I’m sure that the hardest part would have to be finding balance and maintaining. I see it in so many artists today. Some have that problem while some have found many solutions on how to solve the problem.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Kingston, Oklahoma is kind of a country town. The music scene isn’t really as big as the town’s love for sports along with the Kingston High School Marching Band. The majority of the people of just listen to country music or whatever is playing on the radio. It was a brand new thing for the town to have a local rapper such as myself.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Always respect the artists before you and the lanes that they have made for future artists such as you. Always remain humble through you’re accomplishments and achievements, not only towards yourself but to those around you. Don’t ever forget what you started and where you started in this world.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing that as happened to me in my career would be the blessings I’ve received in the past and as of recently. I’m blessed to have the talent I have along with the people who have played very huge parts in my life.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from many things but mainly just the overall energy or the vibe I get from observing something. I feel that being an artist you never lose your sense of being inspired or inspiring. I believe that’s one of the many great things about art along with artists who create something that will live on and inspire.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
I feel that anyone can be successful in today’s world of music as long as they learn, understand, and apply themselves to the craft that they’re deciding to pursue. Take school or a job for example, you don’t go into a classroom or a workplace knowing every single bit of information. You simply learn, understand, and apply yourself to the knowledge given to you.
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: Frankie Buzzard