“Be true to yourself and don’t give up. Hard work pays off. Don’t forget to define what success means to you.”
Check out the interview with Merle G exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Merle G: I have been working diligently on my music career since the age of 15 when I accepted that I am a queer man that loves to rap. I am making music for non-judgmental music lovers.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I believe that word of mouth is still one of the best marketing tools to date. Get out there and make a name for yourself. Remember you are your biggest fan, but most importantly don’t forget to stay true to yourself and what you believe in.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I’m always searching for new ways to grow. Once I reach one goal I’m on to the next one. There is not one thing that I ultimately want to become.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
To keep going, I think that is the hardest thing for some people.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I am currently on tour traveling promoting my music. When you are an independent artist you are always busy so you don’t really have time to sit still. My home town is in Alabama. There is not much of an entertainment life there.
What is some advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Be true to yourself and don’t give up. Hard work pays off. Don’t forget to define what success means to you.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Great things are always happening. All blessings are equal in my eyes. I will say that I am definitely happy to finally start earning income doing what I love to do.
What is your inspiration?
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, but first you must define what success means to you.