“Most importantly social media, without that the only people who would know that I make music would be my friends and family.”

Check out the interview with Jerome Steez exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Jerome Steez:
This all started back in the seventh grade when I first develop my passion for music. I just began writing whenever I felt the need to or whenever I became inspired.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Go as hard as you can because the only person holding you back is you. Also keep friends around you that believe in you and see the hidden potential within you.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Since I am an independent artist I would say one of the hardest parts is managing everything such as checking your own stats/plays, promoting, and finding way to get out there for everyone to know you exist.

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 for me to promote and advertise my music is to share it with friends and family. Most importantly social media, without that the only people who would know that I make music would be my friends and family.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Since I am another artist out of Atlanta the demographics for me are different because I don’t make the traditional music which is being produced in my city like trap or mumble rap. I have more of a New York type of sound. There are a lot of trap rappers from my city and the fans here have a feel for various styles.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from now I see myself appearing on more venues and traveling a lot more.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My main inspirations come from Eminem, Capital Steez of Pro Era (may he rest in peace), Kendrick Lamar, and many more.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I don’t too much care for most of the music that’s coming out today, but everyone has their own perception of things they prefer.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Instagram: @Jerome_steez
Twitter: @DatDudeJ_HeX
Facebook: @JeromeDaOutsider