“My debut EP that I dropped before the new year that’s called Nights Like This has been getting some recognition from magazines like you guys and from what I’ve heard, my music has been getting played out in LA and other parts of the country. Wait till this next project, I’m going to really have people getting turned and live.”
Check out the interview with Josh Breaux exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Josh Breaux: This all started back when I was a kid and my ma would drive my brother I to a relatives’ house who would always be bumping 2Pac, Biggie, Eminem, etc. and I liked it. It wasn’t until 16 or 17 when I had come across freestyling and I just started spitting bars realizing I had a knack for it. At 18 I got serious.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
One of the best ways is promoting yourself over social media for instance Instagram and Twitter, those are some good ones. Also if you have a Soundcloud or a YouTube channel you can upload your music promote it on your social media accounts.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I definitely do want to be considered not only a hip hop artists but an artist in general that releases quality music. To be known for just making music that you can relate to and get a crowd getting rowdy at shows would be a dope thing for me.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing is getting people to listen to your music. People are always critics, but if you know you got some live ass shit why not share it and make the world a better place?
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Houston is very diverse first of all. The music scene here is popping again somewhat, we just have Houstonians telling their stories about growing up in H Town and just having fun with it. We have people like Travis Scott turning it up. I’m about to be one of those artists that’s going to turn Houston up always and turn every other city up that I go to.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Keep your mind focused on your music, don’t get discouraged, don’t lose focus or motivation. If you want to get up in this game you got to have the will power to overcome every obstacle and sacrifice to be in the studio.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
My debut EP that I dropped before the new year that’s called Nights Like This has been getting some recognition from magazines like you guys and from what I’ve heard, my music has been getting played out in LA and other parts of the country. Wait till this next project, I’m going to really have people getting turned and live.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration starts with my family; just the humble beginnings we went through really shows me you can take a negative situation and make it a positive one. My little brother is what really gives me motivation. I’m inspired by other artists because music is such a great thing in this world and for me to be a part of it is a blessing.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Not everyone can be successful in the music industry. Some lack vision, voice, musical talents, etc. Not everyone is an artist, but to the people that believe music was put in their life for a reason should follow that passion and just focus on how they want to leave their mark on the industry.
Where can we find you on social media?
Instagram: @ Josh_J_Breaux