“Oversaturation I’d say. Too many people putting out music and all the good stuff gets lost until it’s found. No way to overcome that though besides just making the best music you can possibly make.”

Check out the interview with Luap exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Luap:
I started writing at a very young age as an escape from things I was going through at home. It blossomed into this incredible passion that I can’t put down for nothing. I started recording myself and then making beats and then putting out music for my friends. I just kept making music and here I am.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
All types of ways are useful. Blogs, DJs, radio station managers, promoters, and what not. The most effective one for me thus far has been word of mouth for sure.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Oversaturation I’d say. Too many people putting out music and all the good stuff gets lost until it’s found. No way to overcome that though besides just making the best music you can possibly make.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
My city is wild. The good thing is that everyone’s really driven and wants to make a name for themselves. The bad thing is most of the other artists in my city love stepping on each other and doing all that shady shit. I’m not with that.

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 like the future of music is unpredictable. I don’t really like to speculate on things like that. I’m just along for the ride.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Keep pushing and fuck everybody who stands in your way, literally.

What inspires you to write your next song?
It depends how I’m feeling or what I’m going through. A lot of times it’s my mama who inspires a lot of my work. She’s my rock.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
That depends as well. If the beat gives off a good vibe I might freestyle a bit and start writing the verse. If I’m really into the beat it’ll pretty much tell me what to write by the feeling it invokes in me. Usually if that happens I’ll start with the hook and then just go in.

What do you think makes a great song?
Passion, creativity, and relatability. People can feel your intensity behind that mic. They feel your vibe. Creativity of course to keep things interesting. Pushing yourself to that next level and making your work intriguing. And relatability because if it’s relatable people are reality going to feel it.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/luapiano
Instagram: www.instagram.com/itsreallyluap