“To stay consistent, believe in yourself and stay focused. Never be afraid to invest in your craft and career. Learn and build from your mistakes because they will come back around in the music business.”
Check out the interview with M.Famous exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
M.F: Born and raised in Seattle, I’ve been making music since I was 5 years old. Making beats writing and performing at house parties and nightclubs. When I was 18, I opened up for Quincy Jones and his family in Seattle, WA, which was an amazing experience. When I turned 20, I did a song with Layzie Bone from bone thugs & harmony. Being a producer and artist is very tricky because people tried to put me in a box. But I’m everywhere. I lost my moms in 2010 and that was a hard point in my career and life. Wanted to give up completely but layzie bone looked, put for me and blessed me.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
To stay consistent, believe in yourself and stay focused. Never be afraid to invest in your craft and career. Learn and build from your mistakes because they will come back around in the music business.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Keeping up with the generation of music. Everybody makes music and raps. So I tend to think outside the box to make music people aren’t really making. Coming up with my own vibe that the world appreciates.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Making videos, collaborating with other artists in different genres. Social media is definitely a major must. Building up your brand and teaming up with other organizations to build up your brand.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Central District, Seattle, WA. was the hood. Then they moved everybody who’s black out south. It’s definitely beautiful in my city but there’s not enough support locally as far as clubs and radio stations. Sometimes they nitpick on who they wanna see represent the city. Growing up in Seattle, I made my own lane and made it possible for an artist to do certain things. As far as the fans, Seattle has an amazing fan base and support system when you “make it “. Other than that, you’re just doing free shit tryna get your name known and the hate is real when niggaz feel you’re doing better than them.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from now, I see myself doing a lot of business ventures from music, clothes, cologne, movies, food etc. I want my hands in everything music is my love but I love doing business and making money more.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My kids and my family, I got 2 boys and a daughter and they motivate me every day. Being a father and an artist is the biggest blessing in it all. Being able to teach your kids about life and growth and inspire the world at the same time is a blessing.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Okay, to be honest, now these colorful haired musicians are straight garbage and wack as fuck. I don’t respect it but I listen to it lol. As far as today’s generation, these niggaz disrespecting Tupac who paved the way for us today. I don’t respect them. Now thugs n harmony and Tupac were my inspiration because that’s when music was real. Nowadays everybody fucking somebody’s girl or popping Xanax. It is what it is but I just don’t rock with that shit.
Thanks! Where can we contact you and find you online?
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