“You rob the world of your truth if you try too hard to follow the path that other people blazed first. Never emulate. Always force yourself to find a way to bring yourself and your truth into every situation.”
Check out the interview with KillJoy exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
KillJoy: In 1999 my boy and I made an album together as Sinthetik. It was a good album, but I went out to the east to make a better album with him, side by side. After he switched gears to doing production, we decided the group thing was kind of done. That’s when I released my first album, Emphasis On Violence. That was my first professional project and since then I haven’t stopped.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Make sure you find a way to shine by doing what you do. Be yourself because we’re all amazing and unique. You rob the world of your truth if you try too hard to follow the path that other people blazed first. Never emulate. Always force yourself to find a way to bring yourself and your truth into every situation.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Finding time. I keep my schedule full because I dream big. I’m not a foolish dreamer so I work hard. Fat D is a part of my new super group Forever Green Hustlers. He’s the one person in my life that didn’t think my dreams were crazy. When I met him he had grand schemes too. We strive to be different from the rest, but true to ourselves.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I have my hands in a lot of different cookie jars. I’m interested in art in general and I try to do a lot of things outside the norm. We‘re just trying to be different. Of course though we do cover all the normal bases as far as advertising on websites, sponsoring events, and distributing actual physical promo.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Right now specifically I’m out in Colorado. I’ve been gone from San Diego so long and doing so much business in Hemet. As far as the artists, I’m in and out of the town so much I don’t get a chance to eyeball everyone of course. I will say this though: they have to make a certain amount of noise to even get my attention.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Fattys House Records has been gaining momentum. This year we have been releasing a brand new professional video on our YouTube channel every single month. By the end of the year I’m also hoping to release my new solo album Confidential. The album is packed with amazing beats and legendary features.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations musically were Eazy E and Michael Jackson. Eazy showed me that you could come from poverty, with no parents, probably make a couple bad decisions to survive, and still be somebody. Jackson really put it on display how big of a deal music could and should be.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I love music always. Of course a lot of the music they play on the radio is doo-doo. Since the existence of radio they have pushed the artists who have money behind them. I understand that, but there’s still a lot of dope music in all genres being released.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.fattyshouse.com
Instagram: @ killjoyfhr