“Any artist just starting out I tell them to use all of the free outlets and services to promote yourself.”
Check out the interview with MOO GOO exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Silly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
MOO GOO: I started with a group called The Staff in my hometown of Detroit. We separated and so began my solo career as an artist. I have Completed 3 solo projects: Enter…MOO GOO GAI PAN, The Prescription, and my latest album Native Sun. I have been an emcee for 3 decades. I have evolved within hip hop and started managing and guiding new artists with MG Ring Productions.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Any artist just starting out I tell them to use all of the free outlets and services to promote yourself. Collaborate with other artists form all genres to build your skill. Finally, stay real with yourself about your music; sometimes you don’t have to be up front to be successful.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Entrepreneur, hip hop entertainer, and humanitarian.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Finding your niche, making opportunities for yourself.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Detroit is the blue collar capital, we work hard and play hard. We also have a diverse hip hop scene that runs deep. Detroit has a great club scene from dance, reggae, hip hop, etc.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Be honest with yourself and your music, stay consistent, and make your own lane.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Anytime I get to perform live is the best thing and my first time recording in a studio.
What is your inspiration?
My family. My wife and child.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Success can be measured many ways, it’s just a matter of what goals are set. I want to make positive contributions to hip hop; that would be successful to me. It takes hard work and dedication, and only the truly passionate artists reach success.
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