“There is always someone who is out there doing it bigger than you I promise. Someone new is always buzzing and it will discourage you at times. You will want to quit.”
Check out the interview with Infamous Ace exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Infamous Ace: At age 13 I was interested in writing poems on the low because if someone knew I was doing that I would be made fun of more than I already was. I met a friend who took me to a recording studio were I recorded my first single. It was a song were I was singing and we did a song called “Let It Go,” instantly I started gaining exposure. He was always there for me pushing me and helping me create my. I never new were this flow came from, it’s like something in me just sparked.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Soundcloud has been one of my main spots, but it has not done justice on my part as an artist. I found out a great way to promo a lot of my music is to go out, be physical with people in my community.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Going against the huge variety of rappers and hip hop artists that have come out in these past years. It’s like rap is a landfill, but I fight through it every day to be different. I take this one day at a time, but when I stay up till 7 am writing and finishing a song, best believe I’m gonna take this to new heights.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Coming from a small town in this place there is no scene for hip hop. This was the biggest road block I came across. I was hated on just for rapping. It was horrible, but I got through the fire. It’s all about country here. I was always country at heart, but my passion was something out of this world.
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 believe that rap and other genres are going up, there is only up for the industry; yes it can fluctuate. At times I think hip hop is falling off, but I’m trying to get my point across and soon it will be heard. It doesn’t matter how good you are, you are just another musician. You can get beyond that by being yourself.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
There is always someone who is out there doing it bigger than you I promise. Someone new is always buzzing and it will discourage you at times. You will want to quit. Take this and run with it. Befriend these people and try making relationships with them; don’t ride their fame train. Just gain experience from them.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My past inspires me, people who tell me I’m not going anywhere with it, hate on me. I don’t enjoy negative things. These things I talk about make me different. I feel I’m telling a story no one has heard before. I do use my pain, my stress, failures and put all my emotion out.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I start a beat, listen to it, analyze it, repeat it, and study it. I see if my voice will fit with the beat. If I don’t feel it does I will change it up until I find the perfect beat. My operation is quite different. I will turn off the beat, think of it in my head, and write.
What do you think makes a great song?
Performance and persistence. Taking time to write before ever putting words to a song. I believe you need a perfected craft before you put the words on the beat or to a guitar, etc.
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