“Your best advice is your own advice. Keep making music, keep writing, and keep perfecting your craft and make music for the people. Don’t try to rap like anyone else but yourself. Stay humble and help the next rapper.”
Check out the interview with Major Banks exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Major Banks: I started rapping when I was 9 and friends and family told me I should keep it up because I have a gift with music. As a kid I wrote a lot of poetry so it went hand to hand with music.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use all the social sites at my hand. Paying Facebook for promoting my music and music page and just constantly just promoting my music on my own.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
There’s no challenge I face with music. It’s all up to you to get yourself heard and meeting the right people. Once I meet the right people I believe I’ll take off and never stop.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I’m from Chicago. The music scene’s pretty popular with trap music and drill music. I love it because it’s a tool to give young guys an outlet to be heard and express themselves.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music will be me and my scum bags, very versatile. We make any type of music. I want to be like Puffy, Jay Z, Master P, and Gucci Mane. I want to be my own boss.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Your best advice is your own advice. Keep making music, keep writing, and keep perfecting your craft and make music for the people. Don’t try to rap like anyone else but yourself. Stay humble and help the next rapper.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Being where I come from I got to get my family out the hood of Chicago into a better place.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I play the beat and I can automatically hear the song in my head. Then I take what’s in my head and record it.
What do you think makes a great song?
First off having a good beat is the main thing then knowing how to use your voice on the song with flow.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: Major Banks aka Boosie BuWop