“If you really want to achieve something, do things like collecting emails and promote your stuff. Rather make one good song than 10 average and keep working on it! Ask independent, random people about your music. Be real in your track.”
Check out the interview with Hooth Seven exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
HS: A good friend and I started to rap together when we were hanging out at his place. Back then I haven’t had a mic and we never thought about really becoming musicians but then someday I finally was able to buy myself a mic. From that day on till now, I spend all my time in my music and building connections. With the release of my first official English track “Got Me Leaning” I knew I was doing the right decision.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I actually try to collect emails to connect easier with people and keep them posted on what I’m about to release. As I am still small, I try to connect with everyone who is listening to me. A reason I went Pro on Soundcloud is because I talk to my listeners and be curious about what they produce and hope to make them curious about my tracks in exchange.
I just set up a youtube with my Hoothgang where we offer free beats. We hope to reach people with them and maybe they become interested in the rap we do. I am applying to diverse websites that might help me in doing a little promotion. I am lucky to be accepted by you. I will also get featured for a clothing company called Rude Boy Clothing.
I try my best every day to create good and unique content to stand out from the mass and catch people’s attention. I made a serious profile on Soundcloud as it is my main platform. Something that helps if you want to step up your music.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
One of the biggest challenges is to create good content with the equipment that I have. I am hoping that someday maybe someone will support the movement of the Hoothgang so that we can step up. I’m currently trying to focus my budget on wise decisions.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
In my hometown, people really like to listen to trap, trance, EDM, goa, and techno.
The content I do is a bit different from what people know here, but I let everyone choose their music. People have found me and that is what matters.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
As of now, I think that music will stay one of the most important tools people can use to share their thoughts. The wide range of genres and sub-genres allow artists to be able to find their own path. I think the amount of good tracks is going to increase and I would say that any artist that shares their content is inspiring someone else, thus being part of it.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Believe in yourself. If you really want to achieve something, do things like collecting emails and promote your stuff. Rather make one good song than 10 average and keep working on it! Ask independent and random people about your music. If you don’t feel like sharing it, then it probably sucks. Be real in your track.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My Hoothgang, which releases nearly every day content. My mood and situations in Life. Tracks I personally don’t like. They give me a feeling to create better than that. Really good quality beats. Nothing is better than the vibe you get when the beat catches you.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I sit down and make the beat on loop first. Then I start writing a text that is related to the vibe I have on that beat. Then, I record and edit it afterward. If I’m happy with the outcome, I’ll save it, otherwise throw it away.
What do you think makes a great song?
If the lyrics have any meaning and the vocabulary consists of more than repetition. I also really like realness and emotion. I don’t enjoy superficial tracks.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
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