“All the advice I can give to people just starting out is be yourself, be true to you, and do what you love; don’t do it for money.”
Check out the interview with Lizleo P exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Lizleo P: I was able to start my journey in drama class in school because it taught me to act out and project my voice. Then I was able to speak out in public. All this started was when I was 11 years old hanging out with my friend Nathan. We listened to Hopsin singing his songs and he said I was really good and should become something bigger.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Starting a fan page on Facebook and putting the links there.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge is all of the hate I get, like being told to even kill myself if I make another song, and all of the competition. I overcome them by trying harder and keep doing what I love.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene is all over the place. From country to pop to hip hop, and what I like about it is the fact everyone can be their own person without getting judged. How it sucks is being in my friend’s car and him blaring country music.
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 is going downhill. Some people do like trap music. I like some of it when you can actually hear the words of what the artists’ are saying. I feel they can get be more involved by bringing the 90’s hip hop back.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
All the advice I can give to people just starting out is be yourself, be true to you, and do what you love; don’t do it for money.
What inspires you to write your next song?
What goes on in my life. I have people trying to fight depression and people getting themselves mixed with bad experiences and my past.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I find a beat first. Then I write lyrics but usually freestyle first to make it sound right. Then I edit the music, like putting the beat with the words and then upload it.
What do you think makes a great song?
Meaning to the song.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?