“In a few more years rap music will probably be the most influential on our culture. A lot of the younger generation look up to us. We could either have a good or bad effect …”
Check out the interview with Liltrell662 exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Liltrell662: Mississippi has always been overlooked by the industry. I come from a small town called West Point where there are plenty of talents, but not enough exsposure. We really get it on our own; from the beat, recording, videos, and promotion. I started back in junior high; my brother, Yg Pedigree, and I. This was before social media. We would get our CDs pressed up and go to the local stores and set up shop.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Mainly social media. It is great way to get heard by thousands or even millions. It all depends on you.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
One of the greatest challenges is trying to get into the industry. It’s hard for an artist like me because I don’t go with the times. I try to stay original and stick to the same style I have been using since I started.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music in my hometown is probably the best music around right now. I love all the artists emerging from old to new. I just wish we could come together more and if that would happen we probably would run the rap game.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
In a few more years rap music will probably be the most influential on our culture. A lot of the younger generation look up to us. We could either have a good or bad effect, but we have to vote and do more for the community as leaders of this generation.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t give up, always keep pushing, and have faith. Everyone had to start from nothing and don’t listen to the hate. Let that motivate you to go harder.
What inspires you to write your next song?
The beat, what I am going through, or just something I feel like talking about. I just grab the pen and let my mind do the rest.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First I look for an instrumental. Then grab the pen and paper. Put my headphones on and start freestyling and brain storming.
What do you think makes a great song?
Lyrics. I think what you talk about and the way you deliver it is what touches people.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?