“If you have a feeling you want to get into the music industry, do it.”
Check out the interview with Kwame Hymes exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Kwame Hymes: I’m West African who was born in Washington D.C. I started rapping at the age of 12. I wanted to break through the music industry then but I didn’t promote myself. I rapped throughout high school and performed a few times. I went to college to get a degree in arts. Rap became 100 by the age of 22. I moved to New York City from Gaithersburg, Maryland to pursue a record deal.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
If you have a feeling you want to get into the music industry, do it.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
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 media is doing well, so is Datpiff.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I was born in Washington D.C. We’re young when it comes to the popular hip hop scene, but we love it in the DMV. I currently live in New York City.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Signed and performing.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I look up to Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and myself.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like my own.
Where can we contact you and find you online?