“Some of the more difficult tasks happen within yourself. It’s mostly a mental battle with being good enough and being overly concerned you’ll never get your big break.”
Check out the interview with Mello Encredible exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Mello Encredible: I couldn’t tell you exactly when it started, but it was when I was very small I grew a passion for music. The feeing it gave me alone was enough to inspire me to become an artist. Now I’m an independent artist with great music who’s building a fan base.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Keep driving and being you. There’s no right way to do it. It’s your way to do it. Don’t watch someone else grind because you can become discouraged or lost. Set small goals and make the necessary sacrifices to get to where you wanna be with your craft.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Some of the more difficult tasks happen within yourself. It’s mostly a mental battle with being good enough and being overly concerned you’ll never get your big break. Marketing and finding the right people to help you get to that next level can also be a very hard task.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I have a friend to fan method. It’s a long shot, but I get to know people personally even before I introduce the fact I’m an artist. People tend to believe in you a little more that way. It’s also a great way to gain super fans.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
The Twin Cities is a very competitive market for artists. The fans however don’t support you until you have a name elsewhere. That’s how it’s been for me during my journey.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Connected to a bigger industry, in the studio with Kanye West and Big Sean, somewhere in a condo in downtown LA. A guy can dream right?
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I grew up in an old school household, so as far as music it was BB King, Ottis Redding, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, and so on. Today’s inspiration includes Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Kayne, and Big Sean for the most part.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I stick by my word when is say everything changes even if it’s for the worse. I’m not a big fan of mumble rap, but to each’s own. I’m lyrical and I like that. It’s not the only way to be so try to find a medium because I like all forms of music and styles.