“The more you put out the more results will come in.”
Check out the interview with King ATG exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
King ATG: In 2008 I built my own recording studio off the back of my town home despite my neighbor’s objections. In 2013 I recorded his first solo project resulting in the album entitled Middle Finga, released February 22, 2013. The album contains 16 tracks of pure art. I love producing, mixing, and mastering music. I’m not a rapper. I’m an artist. I can take any instrument and create a song. I can paint pictures with my words. My music represents who I am.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Stay focused, do not give up, and every single day work towards the dream and never take no for the final answer; there’s ways around everything.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Due to not having a manager or agent right now I’m doing everything alone on the business end. It takes a lot of time recording and writing music. I have to be the business man and the artist. It’s tough but it’s getting done.
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 and getting out in the streets; hand out your product and network with people that are serious. The more you put out the more results will come in.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from a small town called north Augusta, SC. Nobody has made it big from here. I wanna be the first, so I work hard to fill that spot. There’s a lot of talent in my city. The people love my music and they support it by reposting on social media and promoting me as much as they can. They wanna see me make it as well, so that’s a plus.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Living my dream making a living off of my music and having a diehard fan base that loves my work.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Anybody that’s successful and sets goals I look up to because I know just anybody won’t stay focused and follow and chase a dream. It takes hard work and dedication. Everybody doesn’t have that in them, so anybody that’s successful I look up to. I feel like I can relate to them.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
A lot of the music is different, more dang good beat type of music and not lyrical. It’s okay. I like a lot of word play and creativeness. It could be better, but whatever floats the audience’s boat. I don’t judge it. I feel like I have my own lane of music and I know people out there will relate to it.
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