“The bright side of my hometown is that there’s a lot of art like graffiti and paintings. Sometimes I get ideas from that.”
Check out the interview with Jon Karter exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Jon Karter: It started when I was about 6 years old. My pops and auntie would rap to me. In the house my dad would play a lot of Master P’s music. Since I started listening to rap I became inspired to do my own music.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I would have one of my friends play my songs on Snapchat because I knew that my music was good enough to catch people’s attention. Also I would send a lot of random messages to people asking them to listen to my music.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Haters! And self-doubt. I always tell myself “my family’s counting on me.” I’ll take every negative thing and turn it to motivation.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s ruined by a lot of deaths, homeless people, and drug dealers. The bright side of my hometown is that there’s a lot of art like graffiti and paintings. Sometimes I get ideas from that.
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 think as artists we make it the way we want it because music’s always changing. I feel like we’re already a part of it.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Just work hard, keep God close to your heart, have hope, and don’t lose Focus. If you want it then it’ll come to you.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Being totally honest, weed and nature. Meaning that I like to take walks in the park while I’m listening to beats and being high at the same time.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I don’t have steps, it just comes to me as I go.
What do you think makes a great song?
It has to be relatable and the beat’s got to be crazy fire.
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