“I’m very competitive, so I hearing other people rap can trigger me instantly to go make a song.”

Check out the interview with Moolah exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
I’m from Paterson, NJ. I started rapping when I was about 10-11 years old with my older cousin. We used to always be outside rapping in front of big crowds. I use to love the reaction that I got from everyone, it made me want to keep going. Also as I kid I used to perform in my school’s talent show which I won first place in.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
As of right now I just post videos or pics on my Instagram account or either my Facebook.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge that I face is me wanting to be independent. I’m going to make it happen though, I just have to invest in myself and generate a big enough fan base.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in my hometown is pretty much like anywhere else. I wouldn’t say there’s anything in particular that stands out to me that I favor though. What I don’t like though is the fact that the people who really have talent seem to get overlooked due to the fact of favoritism or money.

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 in a great place for the simple fact that I’m about to change the game. As far as artists being part of it, I feel you need to make good music in order to be relevant and stay relevant.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay true to what you believe in and don’t be a dick rider.

What inspires you to write your next song?
I’m very competitive, so I hearing other people rap can trigger me instantly to go make a song. For the most part though music in general makes me want to create music because I just think it’s so dope.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
First I pick out a beat, then I freestyle over it to figure out the flow I want to use. In the midst of me doing that I usually come up with the hook and then I go from there.

What do you think makes a great song?
Truth, feeling, bars, and delivery.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: Darrin Moolah Ward
Twitter: @IAmMoolah
Instagram: @ChasebandsMoolah