“My advice to artists is never spam your music on any social media. People honestly hate that.”

Check out the interview with GenoDa1 exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
I’m originally from Homestead, FL where I played basketball most of my life. Basketball was my first love. I played varsity since I was in 8th grade and all the way through to my senior year, but deep inside I always wanted rap or do music. Towards the end of my senior year (2012) I decided to quit basketball and pursue a music career because my grades weren’t good enough for college and around that time I realized I had a talent for this music shit.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Right now I’m under a marketing team (Tribe Events), so they basically promote all my music and publish it. My advice to artists is never spam your music on any social media. People honestly hate that. And if it annoys them, they won’t click on your song that you’re promoting or any project.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I honestly want to leave a legacy. I want to be the greatest to ever do this. I believe highly in law of attraction and everyday I wake up and tell myself, “I will be the greatest.” I’m confident, highly confident I would say because I know what I can do.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing about being in the industry is that once you’re in the industry it’s not what people think it is until you’re actually in it. The music industry is a dirty game. One minute you’re on top of the world making hit records, the next minute niggas are turning their back on you.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Homestead is very country and hood at the sometime. I moved to Broward County which is a county above Miami Dade and the music scene is great. I’m really excited that Florida rappers are finally getting the recognition we deserve and I’m very excited for its future in rap. We are coming up.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Just keep grinding, make great music and people will catch on. The main thing though is find your own sound. I preach that to every up and coming artist I run into.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing that has happened in my career is getting offered a 3 year Sony distribution. I plan on staying independent in a way but with a distribution deal. I’m so excited about it. Also the shows I have lined up for 2017. Shit is going to get crazy.

What is your inspiration?
My main inspiration is my mother. My mother was also my father figure because my father throughout my whole life pretty much was battling drug addiction and in and out of rehab. It was tough, but my Mother is a warrior and no matter what she never left me and my nephew hungry. My mother is the queen of my eyes.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes I do. I keep saying you gotta work hard, nothing beats a passionate artist that’s hungry and is willing to sacrifice for his craft. Law of attraction is very powerful.

Where can we find you on social media?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/geno-vargas
Facebook: www.facebook.com/genohighdef
Twitter: @GenoDa1
Instagram: @genoda1