“I love the music that’s being played these days. It’s part of my generation and I like where it’s heading. There’s a lot of fast-paced rap coming out nowadays and I see nothing wrong with that.”
Check out the interview with Karo Syrup exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Karo Syrup: I used to freestyle a lot on the patios of strip clubs and one night this guy walked up to me and ask me to come through to a studio he knew about. We exchanged information and I ended up recording a song at the spot. After that I received a lot of help to get a music career started. As of now, I am very young in the game and I don’t know a lot, but I know enough for the position I am in right now.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
For the kids, stay focus on what you’re trying to accomplish. To exist in the music industry always remember that technology is key. Always have an effort for promotion. Don’t look at yourself as an individual, but look at yourself as a business movement. Be consistent, pray to yours truly, work hard, and stay dedicated.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
There are many challenges and tasks in my position. Taking care of responsibilities outside of my music career will always and forever be a difficult job. It’s not impossible, I am up for it. I like to consider myself as doing the impossible.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Online promoting is the best way to promote music. The music game has changed so much and people still want to hit every corner on a block. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with doing that but like you say, the entertainment business is tough and marketing music online just makes it slightly easier.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Grand Prairie, Texas is a city in Dallas County. I grew up seeing a lot of street racing cars. Yellow Belly is the name of a drag-strip in my town. There’s a select few of artists that I know. I see potential in every one of them. The fans are great, they support the grind the most. What’s an artist without fans?
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Definitely on another level. I know for a fact that my music career will be expanded more throughout the world. Attending award shows and video play on some of the top music channels. Taking long air plane flights just to do a show somewhere. I guess I’m dreaming big.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Tupac Shakur and Bone Thugs are my biggest inspirations when it comes down to music. Tupac is an all-time great to me. I’ve always liked Bone Thugs, they were soloed out from everyone else because they would have a deep singing tone to their songs. Today it’s Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Kid Cudi.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I love the music that’s being played these days. It’s part of my generation and I like where it’s heading. There’s a lot of fast-paced rap coming out nowadays and I see nothing wrong with that. I definitely want to make my imprint in today’s music.