“The other thing we find very important is doing shows and being seen, like seeing you rock is an important and powerful marketing tool in itself.”
Check out the interview with Left Field Rhythms exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Cboogs: I was signed to an indie label and Justice was my hype man. Ever Wonder came into the group by attending a monthly party we threw called Mics Of The Round Table. We linked up and kept writing together. Our sound was left of what everyone else was doing at the time, from the rhymes to the music. We then formed Left Field Rhythms.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Cboogs: Really love what you do. Practice, go to concerts, step your writing up, and don’t be afraid to be unique!
Ever Wonder: Stay true to yourself. Don’t try to be something you’re not. Find your lane and stay in your lane.
Justice: Stay focused and follow your dreams. Make sure you have a strong team around you.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Justice: Now at this time and age its responsibility and life.
Ever Wonder: Trying to find a balance between being committed to LFR and obviously my family.
Cboogs: I want to add on being the manager of this group is a tough role. Time management gets blurred sometimes, but your love and passion for what you do keeps you focus and motivated.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Cboogs: The best thing for up and coming artists is the internet. Social Media is so important, which has its challenges on its own, but you can create your own buzz! The other thing we find very important is doing shows and being seen, like seeing you rock is an important and powerful marketing tool in itself.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Cboogs: We have a lot of talent in Connecticut in general. Sometimes we’re overlooked because we’re right between NYC and Boston, but even lately we’ve ran into some incredible and gifted artists and not just in hip hop across the board.
Justice: If the fans love your stuff they will come out and support. The artists who are on the same level you’re on are scattered, but there are some out there.
Ever Wonder: With the artists it’s like this everywhere else, but there are a lot of them who sound like everybody else. There are a few authentic and original artists out there as well.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Ever Wonder: A year from now we’ll still be doing shows. We’ll probably have even a more decent piece of material out. I can bet on that especially with the new music we’re coming up with now.
Justice: We’ll level up and branched out and do other projects.
Cboogs: I see us signed and getting a budget and really getting the chance to show the world what LFR is really about!
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Cboogs: Current events really influenced our latest albums, but really it’s these guys and our family amd friends who come over and we sit and chat about everything!
Justice: The culture itself is a great influence. The music, the scene, and everything involving this hip hop culture. We look up to our real friends mainly.
Ever Wonder: Currently my grandmother who just got out of the hospital whose now recuperating nicely as well as seeing these people who have to lose hundreds of pounds and you see them never giving up.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Justice: (laughs) There’s no substance. That’s it.
Cboogs: These guys will tell you, I don’t even listen to the radio truly. But as for this new generation I could say my son put me on to certain groups he likes and I could dig some of them. Honestly, some of my best friends are my favorite emcees!
Ever Wonder: Before I couldn’t listen to the radio either, I would get depressed but now it’s kind of growing on me where I can separate some good artists from the crap. Now I’ll check for their songs on the radio.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
With all social media you can use LFRFam and we’ll pop up!