“Personally we are in the south and a lot of artists stick to the trap genre unlike myself.”
Check out the interview with Kooleyhundun exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Kooleyhundun: It all started in a small town in Mississippi called Tupelo. The same town Rae Sremmurd lived and the late great Elvis Presley.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The internet is no doubt the best way to promote yourself. The internet can get you exposed to thousands and if you’re creative enough, millions of potential fans can help your dream become reality.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to become the best at the type of music I make and leave one of the biggest impacts the industry has ever seen on the world.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Trying to handle all of the negative talk and gossip is something that a lot of artists have trouble with. A lot of artists simply give up when they don’t see the numbers or stats they feel like they deserve as well.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Tupelo is normally a quiet town, but these past few years we’ve had a string of violence and deaths. The music here is average with a few talented rappers, but personally we are in the south and a lot of artists stick to the trap genre unlike myself.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
You have to craft yourself and become something rock solid so there isn’t a doubt in your mind that you are who you say you are. If this is truly what you want to be, accept the fact that becoming an artist takes hard work and investments – not just financial but mental investments as well. You have to take the time to learn about it or you’ll be blind to a lot of things.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Finishing my first album is one of the best things to ever happen to me in my career.
What is your inspiration?
I inspire myself by simply thinking about what/who I can become.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes you can but it’s not what you know, it’s who you know and really who do they know. Becoming a successful artist takes dedication and time, but if you’re patient everything should work.
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: @Kooley Hundun
Twitter: @Kooley Hundun