“Always have your finger on everything that goes on in your music career. I’m still very young but from what I’ve seen and heard being able to have an eye on everything is the way to go.”

Check out the interview with Kshaw exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Kshaw:
To tell you the truth I’m still very early in my journey in the entertainment industry. I took my biggest plunge into it about a year and a 1/2 ago. Ever since then my music career has been my main priority.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I seize any and every opportunity that comes my way. I try to stay traditional in some ways by passing out CDs and meeting on a personal level. I also do the social media thing. You never know what connections can be out there and it seems that’s what most people gravitate to.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Its’ always going to be hard to push something new and innovative. Nobody said being relevant in the game would be easy, but I’m willing to work hard for the rest of my life to get my golden ticket.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
We have a growing hip hop scene with many different talents coming up. I just wish instead of competing with each other we bind together to make something crazy. That’s when our music scene will finally make a push.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I honestly think everything is going independent. You need to be able to hustle every aspect of your music and have your own creative style. Following trends can only get you so far until the people want to see something new.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Always have your finger on everything that goes on in your music career. I’m still very young but from what I’ve seen and heard being able to have an eye on everything is the way to go.

What inspires you to write your next song?
I always write about the emotions that come with life in general and the memories that come with it. My backbone will forever be storytelling; that’s my favorite aspect of hip hop.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
It honestly changes every time. Sometimes I start off with hooks, other days I write verses. I then take what I have and lay it out in the studio.

What do you think makes a great song?
Everything has to click. It also has to be timeless. Some of my favorite songs are hits from the 90s that still can be played and everyone still knows all the words.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Twitter: @kshawmusic
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/740kshawmusic