“I like the innovation that is coming out, but at the same time I don’t like that bars and lyricism are not as important to the youth as it used to be. People only want to turn up now instead.”
Check out the interview with G.A.R. exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
G.A.R.: I started rapping at 15 years old. I noticed that I was pretty nice on the mic so I decided to pursue a career in the entertainment business.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Rome was not built in a day, don’t get discouraged by people’s negative comments.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The fact that I have something to prove because not a lot of Mexicans make it in this business.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Creating a large buzz through good music. Also word of mouth.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I am from Dallas, TX. Dallas has a very active music scene, but it is separated. A lot of the hip hop artists that come out of Dallas prefer to work alone. As far as the fans, they don’t support you until you break major pretty much. It is kind of cliché.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I hope to be on tour in Europe where most of my fan base is; Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Poland, etc.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations would have to be Big L, Biggie, Big Pun, Eminem, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, Drake, Kanye West, and Andre 3000.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like the innovation that is coming out, but at the same time I don’t like that bars and lyricism are not as important to the youth as it used to be. People only want to turn up now instead.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
My Coyote EP is coming out on October 28, 2016 on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Tidal, and Google Play.