“No stress is too much to bear with if you have a positive mindset.”
Check out the interview with Jay Lucaz exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Jay Lucaz: Growing up going with my sister who is also a great artist in her own right. We used to always write music and perform it for each other, even did YouTube vids for a minute; it’s funny looking back on it.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Never let the negativity of the world ever stop you from doing what makes you happy.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Life is already full of battles, so trying to juggle those daily needs and music and family is more difficult than it sounds. No stress is too much to bear with if you have a positive mindset.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
In this generation promotion on social media is a necessity, but there is nothing like that personal connection you get from a face to face encounter.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans? Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
The City Of Screw, Double Cups, and Purple Drank. Ain’t no city like my city hands down. The pedigree in music itself is full of artists coming from nothing.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Every artist wants the Grammys, the plaques, and all the accolades. Even if I just touch one person, I want my music to make them feel like I’m speaking to them and giving them my thoughts or story on a situation so they’ll want to express how they feel as well.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Have to start off with Aaliyah just because if you have seen her evolution in the music industry and the potential she had it was a beautiful but also tragic story. It motivates me Every time I think about it. There’s also artists like Mos Def, 2pac, and J. Cole.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I feel like today’s generation of music is good because it gives a lot more artists the opportunity to jump from indie to mainstream. I just hope in the process the true emcees and lyricist don’t get lost in all that.