“Nobody wants an artist who just slacks every time and doesn’t spend time perfecting his/her craft for the people to hear. I’ve been writing for 5 years now and every day I see myself getting better because it’s necessary.”
Check out the interview with iCKY G exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
iCKY G: My history in the music scene feels like it all happened yesterday. I didn’t start as iCKY G either, my name was Gswagg. I’ve been taking my music serious after about a year. Once 2016 summer falls around I’ll be attempting to do a gang load of shows and create a crazy buzz for myself, my team, and my city most of all.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best ways to promote myself as an artist is to be lit at all times. Give the people what they want and don’t waste any one’s time. I like to sketch the drawing before making the picture and put a meaning to it.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I ultimately would want to be a legend in this industry and if not a legend at least top five best from the west side. I want to be known as the kid from Seattle everybody slept on.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
In my opinion the hardest thing would be the business in the music. Another thing is having no sleep at all some days because you’re busy busting moves to get money, attend interviews, and so much more.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Music scene wise I’d say we could do better. I can tell you that the most consistent rap artists from my city are Lil Ripp, RedHead, Frenchy, and $ub. A lot of artists out here honestly rap thinking they can get a career.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Be consistent. Nobody wants an artist who just slacks every time and doesn’t spend time perfecting his/her craft for the people to hear. I’ve been writing for 5 years now and every day I see myself getting better because it’s necessary.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
I kind of held back on so much because I was in school, but now that I’ve graduated I can further my music even more to become who I know I can be. I can do more shows, have more studio time, and actually start this wave and let everybody see the different side of me which is a creative mind set.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is J.Cole, Dizzy Wright, Nipsey, 2Pac, & Andre 3000. I like beats that are mellow with that sweet taste when the bass drops.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
If you put your mind to becoming successful I feel anybody can do it. It takes progress and patience to be successful because you have so many obstacles to go through from the start of your career to where ever you are now.
Where can we find you on social media?