“Not everyone is going to agree on how you view things, but you’re not everyone. Each individual has a voice that needs to be heard.”

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

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Magic: I could go on all day about how where my music started in 1st grade as a vocalist for my family band, but things didn’t get serious until high school. I finished off high school as a studio artist with a few projects released. Around the time of graduation I had enjoyed making music much more than ever before. Once I realized this is what I wanted to do the rest of my life, I finished school, got my diploma, and thought to myself what do I want to do with my music?

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Don’t let politics get to your head. If you feel like what you’re doing is right then continue to pursue it. Not everyone is going to agree on how you view things, but you’re not everyone. Each individual has a voice that needs to be heard. Never give up on your passion and know that it’s okay to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
My hardest challenge throughout my journey has been trying to get my peers to give me a chance to be heard. There was a point where I felt like I was supposed to be that person you see working at your local grocery store with an abandoned dream and a hidden talent. Once I broke that mindset I felt like me again and continued doing what I love, music.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I have yet to figure out the best way to promote and advertise myself. I rely mainly on social media when I bring new material to the public eye. I spend my time perfecting my craft more than I do figuring out the best way to network. I always follow the word of mouth method when it comes to promotion.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Milwaukee is a beautiful city, small but beautiful. For the artists it’s hard for me to speak on them because not many local artists reach out to me. For the fans, all I have to say is I give you all my music for free and I appreciate the support behind my studio records but you haven’t got the full experience until you see me perform with your own eyes.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today? I see myself progressing at the same pace if not faster. I guess you could say I’m expecting the unexpected considering 365 days ago I didn’t see myself being featured on Skilly Magazine, but here I am.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations musically are mostly the 90’s hip hop legends as well as Serj Tankian from System of a Down who plays a big role. Recently I’ve been inspired by my team and the people who play my music. In today’s world I look up to a handful of people, but the #1 person would be Machine Gun Kelly.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Today’s music is very political. There’s artists who just enjoy having fun with their success and there’s artists who want to make a positive impact on the youth. I can’t say I enjoy the modern day music, but I can’t say I don’t. Nowadays you can have substance in your music and get overlooked by the public while an artist that lacks substance gets idolized.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCX2Z6i6CWt2QNCOK1HMCrDQ
Facebook: ProjectMilMagic
Twitter: @EastSideEmperor
Instagram: @EastSideEmperor

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