“I would tell them whatever struggle or rough time they’re in and they’re trying to get out, hard work and thinking smart about your actions will get you out any situation.”

Check out the interview with Junior Rhymes exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Junior Rhymes:
When it comes to my history in this music game this started when I was in 5th grade when I used to do poetry. The poems turned into lyrics, then the lyrics turned into songs, and then the songs just turned into music people actually wanted to listen to. From there I just figured out that I like to make things rhyme with whatever I say, so now my thing was making people understand what I’m saying and how I’m saying it.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way I see myself promoting myself is nothing but hard work and dedication. In my opinion I try to use tactics that nobody ever thought about, like not sell any of my music that comes out because I am a new artist in the world so nobody is going to pay for someone that they don’t know.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I have a lot of things that go on in my life between love, happiness, sadness, or the things I just enjoy doing. What I would really like to be is an artist that can a standout and say things that other people wouldn’t think of saying or how to switch up a certain flow and be unique with it.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing about being in the business I would have to say is knowing all aspects of the business, such as who you’re involved with and what kind of business is that person trying to generate in order to gain a worth on his/her name.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I wouldn’t say my city is the easiest city to live in because in my city the one common thing everybody knows is a struggle. Everybody has been in one, everybody knows one, and everybody is trying to get out of one. The music scene over here I would say has good places to make videos and to see a couple interesting sights, but that’s really it.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
I would tell them whatever struggle or rough time they’re in and they’re trying to get out, hard work and thinking smart about your actions will get you out any situation. Remember that outside of anything else it’s always a competition to be where you wanna be. No matter what, if you really want your shine go hard.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The biggest thing that happened to me was me dropping my 1st official solo mixtape titled I Do This For A Reason. I had dropped it on June 30, 2016 and it was crazy because it’s still being loved by people. It’s still giving me my credit.

What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is actually music in general; between the instrumentals, the variety of music, and the people that know how to control a stage.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, I strongly feel as though anyone can make it now as an overnight celebrity and we have new people popping up every day regardless of whether they wanted to be known or not. As long as someone has the internet and some kind of device to get them on social media it will happen.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: junior rhymes
Twitter: @junior rhymes
Instagram: @kiing_james__jr