“Don’t worry about your image and how people look at you. I’ve been laughed at my whole life. It wasn’t until when I stopped letting it faze me that my music elevated.”
Check out the interview with J-Sully exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
J-Sully: It all started in St. Paul, Minnesota were I was born. Music/hip hop has always been my #1 passion, it saved my life and made me a better person.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Make music from the heart and let people hear your heart. Don’t worry about your image and how people look at you. I’ve been laughed at my whole life. It wasn’t until when I stopped letting it faze me that my music elevated.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Getting people to take me serious. Getting my first set on stage. As I got older I have realized life itself is a fight and my music is the only thing that keeps me going.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I have been releasing music a long time. I have got the best results by doing shows.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I love my city. I can only speak on the artists I have come across. They are all about their image and not willing to work with one another. One thing I love is that there are so different people, different fans, and different walks of life.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I don’t think that far ahead. I live for hip hop. It’s my life and I’m just trying to make it through the day. It would be nice to be doing music full time in a year, but I don’t think about that. I just keep grinding.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I love all kinds of music, but my biggest music inspiration was Biggie Smalls. Today I find it hard to be inspired by anyone. When people stand up and fight for something instead of just sitting back and watching things happen, that inspires me.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like some and I dislike way more, but it doesn’t matter because I live and die for the funk. I’m about to hit them like a bulldozer. The question is: are these so called artists willing to die for what they claim to believe in?