“Firstly, stay in school and get all the knowledge you can. You can’t be an artist if you can’t fully articulate yourself.”
Check out the interview with Meezy exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Meezy: I fell in love with music at a young age. I found out about FL Studio, downloaded it, and through watching lots of beat remaking videos I learned how to make my own. From there I spent years working on both my artistry and craft of production. Once I felt like I was confident and ready to show my music to the world, that’s exactly what I set out to do.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Firstly, stay in school and get all the knowledge you can. You can’t be an artist if you can’t fully articulate yourself. Secondly, always stay true to yourself and follow what your heart tells you at all times. No matter what type of adversity you may face for doing what you feel is right, do you.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest part about being in my position is having to do everything independently. I’m not signed to a major label where they do everything for me and all I would have to focus on is making music. For independent artists like me, the biggest problem is going to be big money (labels) vs. small money (independents) and whether you have it or not.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Online radio stations, blogs, and collaborations. Radio stations need new music, blogs need stuff to post, and collabs give both artists new music. It’s always a win-win and you build better relationships with people when both parties have something to bring to the table.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Hinesville is kind of small but being that it’s a military town the people are diverse. There’s a lot of talented artists in the area and there’s a good bit of support that goes around for them. There’s open mics, plenty of DJ’s, and club promoters that’ll give you a chance to get your music heard. As a community we want to see each other do well.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from now I’m hoping that I’ll be in a position where I can make enough money from my music to live off of. I want to be doing tours, rocking shows, and making music every night. The main goal is chasing my dreams and being able to sustain a lifestyle off of doing what I love to do. That’s it.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations have to be my family and the people I keep around me. Yeah I make music, but they’re the ones who tell me to do what I love and take no BS. They’re the ones who remind me on the regular to stay true to myself and what I do.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like a certain percentage of it. You can tell who really cares about their craft and who’s just doing it just because. It all shows in their music. For the people that really take the time to perfect their music, I usually tend to like what they put out. I can’t always say the same for people who put out material where you’re like, “How did this get on the radio?”
Where can we contact you and find you online?