“Follow your dreams and be who you are, not what others try to make you become. And whatever you want to do, do it! Nobody knows you like you do. NOBODY…”
Check out the interview with Phase exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Well I have always been a fan of music, growing up listening too different types of sounds from rap, R&B to country and rock. I have always been intrigued by the vibe I get from music. Since nine I’ve known I wanted to entertain, just never knew exactly how, but I knew I wanted to perform in front of hundreds of thousands of fans. But last summer I reconnected with some childhood friends and they went on and did their own thing, but best of luck to them, and I hope one day we can pick up where we left off .
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I promote and promote, haven’t really hit a lot of ears, but I’m confident once my fan base pick up, I know the views will. But I like to perform my music in front of their faces, close up so they can get my energy, feel the presence. But when I can’t do that, I just get my bros and we send the music to people via posts or email; any way possible to get it done.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Honestly people believe that when everything finally comes, whether I’m going to change or not. Family is forever but no distractions to my music is the way and I let them know, that I cant take any interference. And also making music that people wanna hear, and fighting myself on releasing a lot of material that comes from the heart. But that will be something I will tell you soon enough.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Everybody and their mothers want to rap, but to each his own and I don’t argue with anybody, and I try to encourage everyone in their own way. But I live in a small area so it’s hard to find studios and other things such as venues to perform, but I make way with what I can. I like the challenge of being in such a small market, but I can’t wait until I change that. It’s hard too find studios. I want to live in one LMAO!
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
In the hands of me lol. I’m playing but honestly that’s on me and the future of artists to determine. I’m surprised everyday by myself and all the artists over the world, mainstream and underground. Interact with your fans, whether it;s 5 or 5 million. Everyone who takes time to listen to you is important.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Follow your dreams and be who you are, not what others try to make you become. And whatever you want to do, do it! Nobody knows you like you do. NOBODY.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My fans and my family. And of course my producers and all my exes and phony friends who heard my vision and laughed their asses off.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I honestly want to just vibe out all the time and freestyle, but because of resources I just get the beat from one of my few producers. I go wherever the beat takes me.
What do you think makes a great song?
A melody that you can vibe too, and a crazy flow but unique, with lyrics that can relate. Also you need a message the next man, lady or child in the same situation as you can relate to. The beat is also the key. You’ve got to have that boom!
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
You can connect with me anywhere, I’m trying to be in everyone’s city. You show me love and watch where we can go! I’m from Maryland, come out and vibe with your boy!