“…these aren’t your average business cards. These cards look like money.”
Check out the interview with Life Breeze exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Life Breeze: My journey started at age 18. Ever since I started listening to Cassidy and Pac, I wanted to have the lyrical ability like them. After a couple years of writing and recording I stopped, I lost a sense of who I was because I was trying to be someone I wasn’t. After the passing of a close relative, I found God to help me cope with the loss. I then started listening to Lecrae which eventually brought me back into music to become a Christian hip hop artist.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Social media is really the way to go, but I decided to do something unique. I found a site that allows me to print business cards, but these aren’t your average business cards. These cards look like money. So I fold it up in a way you can’t tell that it’s fake and while I’m walking I drop it on the floor close to people. When they open it they see my music information. I also have real business cards that I hand out as well.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
One of the greatest challenges I face is when some people try to discredit me and talk about me because I’m a Christian artist. One of the ways I overcome that is to remain humble and positive and not letting the negativity cloud my judgement because I realize not everyone is going to like me or my music.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I’m from Brooklyn, NY and we have a lot of talented people here and it’s extremely competitive. What I like about it is that everyone pushes their hardest to try and make it and everyone is competitive. What I least like about it is that everyone is way too competitive and there’s a lack of support for other growing artists. I feel if we have a common goal we should help each other, not hurt each other.
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 feel the future of music will be great. I don’t feel that we have to worry so much about the future of music because there are so many people out here with something to say and something they believe in. You can be more part of it just by diving in it.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
First off you have to want it. Your desire for success has to be bigger than your fear a failure. You also have to build work ethic. You can’t call yourself a musician if you’re only writing once a month. From there you have to work on and build your craft. Don’t be afraid to spend money on your craft, but don’t go overboard. You can only get better the more you do something.
What inspires you to write your next song?
What inspires me is everyday life. There’s so many things out here to be grateful for. So many experiences that we go through that I can write a song based off that experience and incorporate the bible to connect with my listeners.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
The steps that I take are relatively simple. I first brainstorm and come up with a concept to what I’m going to write because I love to story tell. After writing some concepts, I chose a beat to write to. After choosing the beat, I start writing the story while flowing with the beat. I normally find a beat to match my story and how I’m feeling at the time.
What do you think makes a great song?
Two things I believe make a great song: the flow and the content. I believe the flow and content go hand in hand because if the flow is nice, it will normally want to make you listen to the content and what they are saying. And if the content is good, the listener will be able to relate and/or connect with you.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: Life Breeze