“Us humans are actually very powerful beings, we can achieve much. So don’t stop hustling.”
Check out the interview with Kevin The Prince exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
K.T.P: The entertainment business for me you could stay started relatively late. I was what – 19/20 years old (2013-2014) when I was really thinking into getting into the business aspect of it. I’ve loved music all my life, I’ve been immersed in it since birth but my life was kind of complicated so I wasn’t really focusing on what I loved, I was focusing on school, trying to please my parents, etc. Everyone can relate. Did school after HS, wasn’t for me so I started working, paying off my loans and also getting into the music/photography/business life, and I love it.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
It sounds corny but don’t ever stop what you’re supposed to do, don’t stop your passion, not even for a year. You know your destiny, don’t shy from it. Us humans are actually very powerful beings, we can achieve much. So don’t stop hustling.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Money if I were to be honest. I’m not saying it’s a problem, but with the ideas and plans I make, I need full production and high maintenance. I would say it’s a challenge yes. But not a problem.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media marketing. Facebook, Instagram, google ads, snapchat is dying down. Everyone is on their phones.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city is LIT. A lot of artists have emerged in the last 5 years and I’m proud of everyone. I couldn’t even name everyone we’re 1100+, I’m connected with a lot of them and I am now utilizing to pioneer the Calgary music scene, but shout out to NINETY.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Only lord knows.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My father, he’s the only person I really look up to. Me and him have gone through a lot together, words couldn’t explain. My inspirations I would say Joey Bada$$. I’m a year older but I seen him actually release music on a huge platform, REAL RAP. at 17. And the whole time I’m thinking “why didn’t I think this would be possible in this day and age” imagine this though right, it was 2012, rap was not like how it was. He’s a savage, I’m a savage, I can relate.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Yes, I find beauty in most music. I’m mostly listening to the words that you put in your music because your words have a great impact. I’m not a fan of negativity in rap. or any genre for that matter. I’m into hip-hop, soul, jazz, Lecrae, De la Soul, Skillet, Nas, a Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West, Ronnie Ronyo, etc etc.
Thanks! Where can we contact you and find you online?
The best place to catch me is Instagram @royalty.thetribe @shootthosepeople @_royaltymedia
different accounts for different things (Personal, Photography, and business accounts respectively)