“I took a long time away from recording to allow myself to live, grow, and experience life. I’m inspired by knowing that I’m living my dream. I’ve completely launched myself into my career and it’s a crazy rush!”
Check out the interview with G Boundless exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
G Boundless: It all started when I heard LL Cool J’s song “I’m Bad.” At that point I knew rapping was for me! I would write poems in school growing up, but I started to put music to it in my auntie’s basement. I had a drum machine, keyboard, a stereo tape deck, and a cd recorder rigged up to a mixer.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
A few creative ways I’ve promoted music is to put download cards in people’s mailboxes with a flyer, have my friends who were exotic dancers dance to my joints during their stage time, and I’ve also given away download cards for anyone who would give me their attention long enough to pitch them whether they bought anything or not.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I’d have to say getting new fans to shows. I still plug away though. I’ve learned it’s a numbers game out here. I overcome by making it a point to stay connected to fans.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene is kind of sheepish in my hometown. Most hip hop artists here have someone else’s flow. There’s a slew of talent here. I like the level of energy the city brings. I don’t like the lack of unity and the lack of creativity from the majority of the artists here.
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 feel the future of music is going in an upward direction! People are looking for new fresh artists to listen to and be fans of. I feel that artists can be more a part of it by taking the time to make sure their paperwork is right. Royalties can come from various directions so being in the position to receive them is key.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Never give up. Stay working on improving and becoming more marketable while remaining true to themselves. Don’t take critics so personal. There is a lot of power and growth in being told no. Most important though is to have fun! It’ll keep you inspired.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I’m inspired by having fun, living life, and meeting adversity. I took a long time away from recording to allow myself to live, grow, and experience life. I’m inspired by knowing that I’m living my dream. I’ve completely launched myself into my career and it’s a crazy rush!
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Every song is different. Sometimes it starts with me humming a melody without music, sometimes it starts with me cycling through synth basslines to find something funky and worth keeping. I like to build my music first, then listen to the music until I can feel myself inside of it. Then I write, rehearse, record, mix and master!
What do you think makes a great song?
To me a great song is a song with enough substance to make you feel emotions. A great song should sound great and make you listen to it repeatedly.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.gboundentertainment.com
CD Baby: www.cdbaby.com/cd/gboundless3