“I really don’t listen to today’s music because I do music and I just pretty much like to work all day and night …”
Check out the interview with King Dinero exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
King Dinero: It all started when I was a youngling listening to Do or Die, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Master P, and 50 Cent. Once I heard 50 that’s when it all started. I started taking it serious once sophomore year came around in high School. My journey in the music business has been great. I’ve used tactics from books like the 48 Laws of Power to keep me moving and going hard for what I do and knowing when to make the right moves and being patient.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
People my age and older come to me for advice and look up to me because of my drive and my ability to convince them that they are greater than anyone around them. My message to upcoming artists and entrepreneurs is to never ever stop working, know the definition of work and ambition. Study those two words down to the core.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Getting the radio and club DJs on lock and me having to build a relationship with them and not just them, you have to listen to your fans first.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Give your music to club DJs and radio hosts. You can even go to open mics and do your thang. When you do keep doing it the people who are throwing the open mic night events recognize you and know your songs. Then start questioning them by asking when the next open mic nights are, what other clubs they host, etc.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city is crazy, a lot of violence. Overall we just love to have fun, I mean that’s us. We are number 1 and can’t nobody fuck with us.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself on tour going state to state even other countries. I see myself happy. This music paying off, getting bigger, and better with doing shows and helping people around the world.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I look up to my mom and my step dad (basically my dad). We come from a rough place. They pretty much gave me the game along with me running the streets and never obeying authority. I look up to the people of this world even the fucked up situations. Mostly I mainly look up to myself and god.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I really don’t listen to today’s music because I do music and I just pretty much like to work all day and night, so I barely listen to other people’s music. Once I do sit I listen to certain people. I like some of it. Overall I love all music. I don’t care what it is. I would do a damn rock n’ roll song if I wanted to just because of my passion for music.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook: Esco King Dinero,