“In today’s business the goal is to look and sound like those that are successful so you’ll be successful. Overcoming this is no easy task, but I think it starts by getting in the water with everyone else with a bold, unmistakable surfboard.”
Check out the interview with MC exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
MC: This all started when I grew up and actually started taking care of myself. I had been heading down a wrong path which led me to move out from my family. My roommate happened to be in a band. I had always loved music, but being in the atmosphere on a regular basis changed loving music to being in love with music. One thing led to another and I got involved with the band. We did a couple shows and I’ve been determined to make music my job ever since.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
The internet is vast land for marketing and finding your niche. I try to connect with people in my everyday life that introduced me to a variety of fresh platforms where I can plant my music and watch it grow.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Commercialism and that kind of robotic way of thinking is definitely the toughest challenge. In today’s business the goal is to look and sound like those that are successful so you’ll be successful. Overcoming this is no easy task, but I think it starts by getting in the water with everyone else with a bold, unmistakable surfboard.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I grew up in Jacksonville, FL so I have to shout out home, but I’ve been living in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN for the last couple of years and the music scene here is unmatched. All the top artists come through here and the local scene is so dope. So much support from the natives, more importantly honesty which I think is essential for artists to grow.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music is such a necessity for people. I think it will continue to evolve and mold the world. It’s an ever-changing socket powering billions of lightbulbs. To grow with it, I think you have to have to be willing to be as flexible as music. You have to be ever-changing, but recognize that you’re only one light and shine the best way you can, as only you can.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
A big thing for me is celebrating the small steps. People are so focused on the end result they forget to pat themselves on the back for what they do to achieve that goal along the way. If you’re up and coming in anything you already have the essentials. We all have plenty of critics. Self-love will pick you up and will also keep you up.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My inspiration depends on the situation and how I’m feeling. A lot of the times songs come from things I’ve personally dealt with or things others have told me and been through. I guess the need for these stories to be shared inspires my next song.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I know it seems simple, but I guess after a while you feel certain beats more than others. After riding for a little bit, you get a feel and maybe what direction you’d like to take your car. Once you have a direction, you hit the gas and explain how the direction and car makes you feel to the passengers within. Before you know it you got a new song or car.
What do you think makes a great song?
Subject matter, great lyrics, the beat has great feel, and it’s cool enough to be liked but different enough to be you.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
My mixtape I just dropped is streaming on Spotify as we speak, Inde…Unde…Scribable…LOVE.