“There’s not enough hours in a day. Knowing how to manage your time and dedicating yourself to your craft.”
Check out the interview with Jonah Legacy exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Jonah Legacy: I started doing music at the age of 12 by sneaking into my sister’s recording studio. I recorded my first CD at age 16 and boy was I hype. This led me to go on to perform at the Caroline’s Comedy Club. Through the trials and tribulations I went through in my life writing music was therapeutic to me. People enjoyed my vibe and in seeing that drove me to fight even harder to make a name for myself.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way to promote to me didn’t come easy. Just believe in yourself and have a backup plan. Never put all your eggs in one basket.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to become a positive role model, teach, and lead. I want my music to stand out so much so it’ll eventually become legendary.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
There’s not enough hours in a day. Knowing how to manage your time and dedicating yourself to your craft.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I live in Far Rockaway, Queens, and originated from Brooklyn. Everybody out here has some type of talent, but many think that talking about the same thing that they play on the radio will get them a deal which is a myth. I made it this far because of my creative nature, not being afraid to share it with the people.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Don’t listen to the hype and be creative. Get a job, have some money coming in to put towards your music career because Soundcloud will only take you so far.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Creating my radio show leading me to meet JoJo Simmons, Dr Umar Johnson, and more.
What is your inspiration?
My family and the people in poverty. This fuels my passion to create and become a voice that matters to the community.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Of course but the key is be yourself always.
Where can we find you on social media?
Official website: www.downfortheteam.com
Facebook: Jonah Legacy Conyers
Twitter: @Jonah Legacy
Instagram: @Jonah Legacy