“The greatest challenge in the business is actually trying to keep coming up with different and fresh ideas. I usually get inspiration from photos or from everyday life to make my music stay relevant and authentic.”

Check out the interview with GrapeSoda Henderson exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
GrapeSoda Henderson:
I began writing raps to old school Dre beats and from there I began becoming better with my word play and how I say my words. During the time I wasn’t really feeling the way hip hop was headed so I jumped in the mix. There’s nothing really to it to be honest, I just really wanted to come out and do something different and authentic.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use merchandising, social media, and networking. Anything I think can help out majorly I take the opportunity.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge in the business is actually trying to keep coming up with different and fresh ideas. I usually get inspiration from photos or from everyday life to make my music stay relevant and authentic.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I like seeing that everybody’s on their grind and building their own movements. I just don’t like the fact that everybody’s in competition with each other trying to hold each other back. Me personally I collaborate with people in my town that I feel is going to make me better and I can make them better.

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 like music can easily go back to the days of straight lyrics and just having fun. It just takes the artists to really push their fans in that direction to get them into that type of sound again.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Always stay grinding and never take no as a final answer. This the best advice I gotten so far in my career.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Numerous amount of things: past experiences, old classic songs, or anything I observe and gets me inspired to be honest.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
There’s really no steps. I just jump right into it, especially if the song speaks to me where I can hear the words before I write the lyrics or hook.

What do you think makes a great song?
Meaning and having fun.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/GrapeSodaHenderson
Spinrilla: www.spinrilla.com/mixtapes/grapesoda-henderson-life-is-grape
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LifeIsGRAPEsoda
Twitter: @thtgrapesodaboy
Instagram: @thtgrapesodaboy