“A young man in a wheelchair with disabilities was singing all of my songs when I was up on stage and he then asked for my signature after the show. It was such an amazing feeling getting to see someone react like that to my music.”
Check out the interview with MaxiMillian exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
MaxiMillian: I’m an Australian rapper with an Argentinian heritage. Having an older brother I grew up with the sounds of Tupac, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Dr Dre which catalyzed my passion for hip hop music. It was after my first release that I began building networks with incumbents in Australian hip hop. With multiple live performances, new music videos, and production of original beats, I created an independent record label named Raw Mind Entertainment.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Basically putting yourself out there as much as you can using services such as YouTube, Soundcloud, etc. and sharing all your work on social networks like Facebook and Twitter can help a lot. You could also print out flyers, perform at shows, give out hard copies of your mixtape, and last but not least keep pushing as much music as you can to the audience.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
A full time independent hip hop artist who writes, records, and produces my own craft.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Multitasking with an album you entirely wrote, recorded, and produced yourself and releasing new music on the side to the fans.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The music scene here’s slowly evolving, but I must say it’s on a good current. The only issue is the support. I’ve seen many hard working and talented artists here, but some of them don’t receive the love they deserve. I guess it’s all in a matter of time.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Keep working hard, keep writing, get in contact with other artists on the same grind, be you, write whatever comes from the heart and give it your all. If this is what you love doing don’t give up on it.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
A young man in a wheelchair with disabilities was singing all of my songs when I was up on stage and he then asked for my signature after the show. It was such an amazing feeling getting to see someone react like that to my music. I would also say that I had the opportunity to work with an artist who I used to listen too as a kid, Compton singer TQ.
What is your inspiration?
Listening to music that’s raw, real, and that comes from the heart. Artists such as Eminem, 2Pac, Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar, Hopsin, and a few more are who I listen to because they stay true to themselves and the genre.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, the majority of artists nowadays have a home studio and know how to work with editing their vocals professionally to a studio standard – all thanks to the internet. And also, now that we have the internet, music gets shared on the daily to millions of people. It’s only a matter of time when one of the songs becomes a trend or a catchy tune to the ear.
Where can we find you on social media?