“I feel like nothing’s hard about what I love to do. I put my faith in God and I take on all challenges that come my way.”

Check out the interview with M.A.R. exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
M.A.R.:
It started out with two turntables and a microphone. At an early age I began deejaying which led to me making beats, producing, and audio engineering. It then led to me picking up a pen and turning myself into an artist.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
I would say chase your dreams, never give up, and go hard for what you want in life. Don’t listen to any negativity thrown your way.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I feel like nothing’s hard about what I love to do. I put my faith in God and I take on all challenges that come my way.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way is the old fashion way, hit the streets.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Bridgeport, CT. I feel as though our story was never told. There are a lot of artists to look out for. As for the fans they adapt. If you’re dope, you’re dope.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
The Forbes list.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration is God. After him comes my mom, family, and friends. They keep me going.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I love hip hop and will always love it. Anything that’s real I support.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/m-a-r-12
Instagram: @lightuppp
Twitter: @Mr_lightuppp
Snapchat: MRLightuppp