“The hardest task I face is being recognized, I can drop the sickest project ever but what is it worth if no one’s listening? The process of building a solid fan base is the biggest challenge. You don’t only have to be good, but you also have to be accepted.”
Check out the interview with King Buzz The_DON exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
King Buzz The_DON: My older siblings are artists. I started writing at a young age, but it wasn’t till my ninth grade year in high school when things really started rolling. My mom put the money up for me to purchase the basics I needed for my studio and I taught myself everything. From there on and created my own team, Young Boys with Ambition, and my own label Bronx Beats ENT.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Being only 18 turning 19 the best I advise I could give someone considering entering this music business is to stay true to yourself and do what you feel. Best believe people will doubt you even people close to you. Stay strong, stay consistent, learn as much as possible, and don’t be afraid to take risk. You can’t succeed if you’ve never failed, but at the same time know what you really want. This life isn’t for everyone, what you see isn’t all that there is to it.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest task I face is being recognized, I can drop the sickest project ever but what is it worth if no one’s listening? The process of building a solid fan base is the biggest challenge. You don’t only have to be good, but you also have to be accepted.
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 sites are the power house of all promotions right now, but getting out talking to people passing out CDs and networking with different people from different places is also a major way of expanding your name and your brand.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from the Bronx, New York, but I live in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Where I live people play follow the leader which means they won’t support you until someone else supports you, such as Atlanta or New York, which makes my journey that much more interesting. I’m currently in the process of making the necessary moves needed to take my career to the next level. I have loyal listeners, but it’s not nowhere near where I feel I could be or should be.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I see myself living out a dream and being the one my loved ones can lean on and look up to and be proud of. I will be one of the most influential, authentic, self-motivated artists ever. I know this for a fact. Hard work is always rewarded.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I’m inspired by real lyricist, but other than that I’m inspired by good music in general. Nothing is more inspiring then knowing where I started and where I’m heading.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Today it’s harder to find good music. The industry has been watered down. I’m here to bring back the real while still having fun and showing I’m versatile. Every solo project I put out will be high quality and will be made to last, not made for the moment.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat: @Mr_163Bx
Facebook: @King Buzz The_DON
YouTube: @King Buzz The DON