“I figured it’s time for me to get in the game and stop watching from the sidelines.”

Check out the interview with MUNCHO (Tha Mad Man) exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
MUNCHO (Tha Mad Man):
Throughout my youth I would rap with classmates and coworkers and they would say that I needed to get serious about it and stop playing around. As I embark on this journey in the entertainment industry, I know I have to be diligent with my approach and continue to produce quality music for whomever wants to hear me. I’ve only just begun this remarkable endeavor and I pray that I’m able to achieve longevity.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
I would say to any young aspiring artist in any genre of music to remain true to yourself. There’s nothing more refreshing to an audience than a person who is not afraid to remain true to who they are. Sometimes when you do certain things it takes a while before people actually appreciate what you do.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
As an independent artist the most difficult challenge that I have endured is financial. When you have a family and a passion you have to prioritize. I pay for everything myself. The other challenge I had to deal with was me. I also have had to address my introverted personality and become much more outgoing to achieve what I set out to do.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
As I said, I’m a new artist so I’m still learning as I go. I’ve hired someone to help me with the task of promoting my music and he has helped me to get my music placed in several outlets to be heard. I also do my part by submitting my single to every opportunity that presents itself.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Houston, TX where music is a way of life. It’s definitely a great way to connect with a total stranger. We have a certain demeanor down here and for the most part we are laid back. Of the artists I know personally, we are all doing our best to get here and be heard. The fans here are great. I know this because I’m a fan.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I do know that I expect to have much more music released. I expect to continue to write and record my music and continue to prosper in the industry. I hope to have built up a decent fan base and following of people who want to get what I release. I expect to perform more and more in my hometown as well as across the state.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Real life inspires me. There are plenty of individuals as well as groups that have shown me the possibilities in this industry. I appreciate many genres of music. I don’t talk about money, cars, jewels, and shining in my music because I don’t live like that. I talk about the struggle and the difficulties associated with said affliction.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I can’t knock anyone for doing what they want. An artist can write and record whatever they want. I must say though, that there are some artists out here eating that made me say I need to get out there and get a plate. I do like some of the music coming out now, but like I said, I figured it’s time for me to get in the game and stop watching from the sidelines.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Instagram: @munchothamadman
Twitter: @munchothamadman