“I think history repeats itself. The future of music will revert back the roots of hip hop.”
Check out the interview with Fue aka Fuego Flame exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Fue aka Fuego Flame: I have always been a huge fan of the hip hop scene. For as long as I can remember I was always writing or spitting some sort of bar. After running into some complications, I started working hard and pushing my music about a year ago. It all started when my local community was riding through town listening to my music. It was a crazy feeling and I haven’t stopped yet.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I put my music on YouTube, Soundcloud, and most basic music streaming sites. I mainly use social media to promote my music. Then use word of mouth, I drop a song and spread the word. After that, their friend tells another and so on.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
My greatest challenge would probably be time. I am always busy with school, raising my daughter, and working. To overcome that I simply take studio time at least an hour a day to stay on top of what I am trying to accomplish.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in my hometown is diverse. People listen to bluegrass to hip hop to metal music. I like the diversity and the open mindedness to any style of music. I don’t like that hip hop isn’t the main influence.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think history repeats itself. The future of music will revert back the roots of hip hop. I feel like artists should be educated on the past to help construct a true hip hop song.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
My advice would be that it takes money to make money. Also never give up, keep networking. Communication can go a long way.
What inspires you to write your next song?
It goes with the weather man, one day I’m on some slower heartfelt things. Other times its happy or whatever. It really varies.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Depends. I have a lot of stuff written. If I make a beat or some of my associates make a beat I like, and it fits, then it’s a bet. If not, I usually start by feeling out the beat and then writing to it.
What do you think makes a great song?
Emotion. I feel like a song is useless without some sort of underlying meaning.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?