“I enjoy meeting new fans and they’re always supportive and excited.”
Check out the interview with Jack Hazzard exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Jack Hazzard: I started making music professionally in 2015 while I was living in a hotel in Longview, Texas. I was freestyling on the balcony and a passerby asked if I was a rapper. I told him no. The guy insisted that I should record and that he’d like to hear it. I guess that inspired me and I wrote my first single “A$$ Explosion” and recorded it later that month at Lucky Run Studios in Houston.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
I would advise you to spend time considering what it is that motivates you and find words to express it. Many people will say that you won’t make it but that should be the force that drives you to succeed.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest thing really is staying on deadlines. Things have the tendency to take a lot of time and usually there isn’t enough time to complete tasks. Just learn not to put too much pressure on yourself and do your best.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote and advertise your music is to hand out free discs and mp3 downloads. It doesn’t cost a thing, and you gain new fans.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m really more of a traveler, so going to a new city usually leaves me starting a new. Artists are always eager to help and to expand their markets. I enjoy meeting new fans and they’re always supportive and excited.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
In one year I plan to be touring North America performing, doing, radio interviews, and playing concerts. I hope that my music gains enough momentum that I’ll be able to assist those in need and to be helpful to this world.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration is by far my mom who struggled as a single mother to raise two boys. I feel that her success in building me into the person I am today is a testimony to prevailing against all odds. I look up to her because she travels to world sharing her message. I’m proud of her.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like the music today, but it lacks lyricism and impact. There’s very little visual in it. It seems more like a mosaic. The music I make is closer to a movie.