“Hard times means you’re on the right path, so never give up …”

Check out the interview with MRGOTTISGOTEMAR of the AR Kamp exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
I’ve been doing music and performing my whole life. I’m related to a few old greats and current artists, so it’s in the blood. The AR Kamp was built in 2005 and became a legit business in Austin, TX with and LLC in 2014. I have held the number 1 spot on Reverbnation and other music social media sites for 9 months and counting.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Pray to whatever God you believe. Respect the universe and all that help and support you through your dreams. Hard times means you’re on the right path, so never give up and do everything positive possible to make your dreams a life style.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Loyalty, consistency, and finance are the three hardest things to deal with in all levels of the entertainment industry. From your own team to scammers to lazy bosses who hold your growth when you surpass them and their expectations toward you.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
With technology growing you have to have an online presence or you’re not going to go anywhere.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Killeen, TX is a military town, so you get a little of everything and everyone. Since I’m less than an hour from the live music capitol of the US Austin, a lot of people will travel there to do big shows and tours. Killeen is now blowing up and a lot of major mainstream artists and events are happening now. A lot of artists in all genres are fighting to become number 1.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Grammys with my team, dropping a new VH1 reality show, at least 2 of my artist with 6 and 7 figure deals signed, and negotiations for new genre of music and new artists signed to the label.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
God, family, my kids. There’s too many different musical inspirations, but it all stems from Lorain, OH Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Choir. Every time I hear someone tell me a song I wrote and/or produced helped them through something.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
A lot of it sounds the same and there’s no real substance. Most I don’t listen to, but  alot of new up comers I’m totally feeling like Miss Lady Shadow, Mista YG, Tay T, PLA, Durdy Dan, Ms Chyna, Miss Neechie, K Santiago, Austin Martin, Coke Boy Brock, Bluu Suede, Lil Sicc, Original PLayBoi, and all of OGMackDrama1017 music and affiliates.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/theassociationrecords
Twitter: @GOTTIAR