“Your future in the entertainment business is solely based on you.”

Check out the interview with King Kas exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
King Kas:
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t really outlandish that I decided to go that route. I remember days when me and my bother would sit and write while my sister played the piano and my mother sang. That is what really imparted a love for music in me. It took me years to step into my own style and into the spotlight. From there my story is still being written.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Grind, grind, and then grind some more. Everything you put into the music is what you’ll get out of it. Your future in the entertainment business is solely based on you. Educate yourselves in the business aspect. Culture yourselves in the music aspect. Then make it happen on your own. It’s up to you. Nothing is handed to you.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I would to say the main challenge that I have is not getting ahead of myself. I work on so many different projects and my mind is constantly jumping so much that I end up having to step away and take a break. Another challenge of mine is being so open in my music. I consider it a blessing and a curse to be that transparent, so I tend to catch myself.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
First and foremost, you have to have a great support system in place. A great team will propel you quickly in this industry. Then once you have your team in place, use social media to advertise and promote your music. We live in an age where everybody and their mom uses social media. Use it to your advantage.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
In my city the fan base is split about evenly. Some people will rock with you heavily. Some people won’t. Realistically, you can’t expect anything less. However, when they rock with you, they rock with you hard. That’s what I’m appreciative of. The artists here are very talented and supportive of one another.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I see myself traveling more with my music.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations growing up were Mos Def, Biggie, Eminem, Pac, and Andre 3000. Today I like to put J.Cole and Kendrick on my playlist.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Honestly, I can’t really get with a lot of today’s music. I can’t quite catch that vibe. But then again that wave isn’t for everyone.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
YouTube: King Kas
Facebook: King Kas
Twitter: @themindofking
Instagram: #_themindofking