“I would say just to be you because trying to be someone else is harder.”
Check out the interview with Milli Mat exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Milli Mat: This all started when I was about eight and I used to sing in choir. As I got older my voice got deeper. So I transition into rapping and from there on it was just nonstop.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I promote my music on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Performing at different showcases. Sending my songs to certain people, mostly everybody because I’m trying to get as much exposure as possible.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I will say the greatest challenge is that most rap nowadays is different then the older rap. If you get what I’m saying. I will say I overcome it with my punchlines, my delivery, my catchy song, and my hype. I still have an older feel to it.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The new thing in my town is actually pretty lit. There’s different shows and tours almost every week, if not every week probably every month. The only thing I would say I dislike is that everyone is trying to get to the top and it seems like no one supports one another unless you’re in a group with those specific people.
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 the future of music is going to be different, but I can’t really speak on it because the way I see it music is different than how everyone else sees it. I grew up on Tupac, Biggie, 50 Cent, and Lil Wayne. So when you say future, it brings me to believe kids won’t know who some of these people are; they only know Uzi and Lil yatchy.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I would say just to be you because trying to be someone else is harder.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Music in general, just hearing music inspires me because that’s what I love to do. When I go to studio and I hear a song, I just put my mind to it and it’s that simple.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Finding a good beat that fits me and that I think my audience would like. Before I even write my verse I do my hook first because I believe the hook is probably the most challenging part of a song. Then after I get my hook done, I’ll write my verses and that’s the easy part.
What do you think makes a great song?
The lyrics because I love punchlines. Punchlines are my specialty besides my delivery. When I hear a song and the hook sounds good, but if the verse are trash I won’t listen to the song.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: Milli Mat