“I think music is moving in a really progressive direction with a bunch of artists exploring new sounds on different types of beats and I like it. I think, us, artists can be more a part of using our platforms for to talk about things that need light shed on them.”
Check out the interview with Meezy exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
MEEZY: My independent journey started with big dreams and the relentless drive to chase them fearlessly. I don’t have anyone backing me with money or anything so I feel I have to make good music in order to win over new fans. I put a lot of hours into studying & learning the artistry behind making great music of all kinds. Now when I’m making tracks of my own, I take that knowledge and do my best to make a hit.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I’m always trying to come up with new ways to promote myself on the internet because I know that’s where people can both discover and indulge in their favorite artists. I came up with a creative way to allow people to listen to my tracks right from my Instagram page. I cut a cover art 9 ways, cut the song 3 ways, and divide it between the tiles so you can play them in order & listen to 3 minutes of the song. Now when you visit my Instagram, you can indulge without even having to change social sites.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I think the greatest challenge I face would have to be the fact that not everyone takes me seriously because I don’t have a big backing. Without the help of major labels, that leaves me doing my own legwork as far as trying to network with blogs, radios, DJs, etc. It can be a lot sometimes but the progress I’ve made is partly due to winning people over musically. The other part is just pure determination and not stopping when I get a no.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in my city is actually pretty straight. There’s talent all over the city. We have hip-hop rappers, trap rappers, battle rappers, singers, producers, all that. I like how really diverse the music scene is out here. The only thing I could say I don’t like is that the love gets divided and people only tend to support who they want. I don’t think it should be like that.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think music is moving in a really progressive direction with a bunch of artists exploring new sounds on different types of beats and I like it. I think, us, artists can be more a part of using our platforms for to talk about things that need light shed on them. I think it’s part of our jobs as artists because people and kids are coming and listening to our music.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
The first is to take the time to perfect your craft as much as possible. I’m always writing, practicing flows, listening to new beats, or mixing down tracks. I do everything I can to make sure you’re blown away when you listen to me. Second, don’t ever stop networking. Get in touch with all the artists, producers, blogs, DJs, radio directors that you can. As a musician, you’re going to need them for promo just as much as they need you for dope new music. The last and probably the biggest piece of advice I can give is to go get all of your copyrights and protect your work.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I get inspired every by real-life situations. Whether I just made it through a hardship, felt really pumped in a party, or if I’m having feelings of love, I can find the vibe and beat to write how I feel.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
First, I think about what I wanna talk about and then I start going through beats. Once I find one that feels like my mood I start thinking of melodies. That helps me to figure out not only what I wanna but how I wanna say it. Another step I take is I’m always asking myself, “How can I 2.0 this?” and try to raise the bar.
What do you think makes a great song?
When I think of what it takes to make a great song I think about a couple different things. Beat selection, energy, main topic, catchiness, delivery, flow, mixing/mastering. I think it takes a combination of all those elements to make a great song, plus it has to sound good to the ear. The only thing after that is a dope visual.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
If you want to keep up with me then you can find me on any social network by searching Supa Meezy.