“Music is big in Germany, especially in Heidelberg. People love different sounds, discovering new artists, and dancing. It’s so diverse. It’s easy to mix different sounds because of all the different cultures that live in my area.”

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

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Munki: I started writing music back when I was eleven years old. Songwriting, poetry, or any kind of way to paint a picture with my words has been a passion of mine. I’ve only been a recording artist for about two years now.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Social media is probably the best way to promote yourself. I’ve never had a team or people helping me promote my music. Social media is how I furthered my music career. Build your brand until it grows more and more. Let people discover it from there.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to become an inspiration. I want to touch people through music the same way my favorite artists have done for me. I don’t wish to be a big shot or a baller, I want to create all different kinds of music and travel the world. Pursuing a career in music will help me fulfill my dreams.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The most difficult thing about entering a career in music is that everyone is trying to do it. It’s getting harder to distinguish between the people with real talent and people who are trying to get famous overnight. It’s hard for a real musician like myself to prove they’re different from the rest.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Music is big in Germany, especially in Heidelberg. People love different sounds, discovering new artists, and dancing. It’s so diverse. It’s easy to mix different sounds because of all the different cultures that live in my area. I love Heidelberg with my soul.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Don’t stop. No matter what happens don’t stop what you’re doing. If you’re passionate and work hard then you’ll end up where you’re meant to be.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
One of the best things that has happened so far was hearing my song on the radio in Las Vegas. That was a crazy experience. Also, seeing the response and love I got for my first song was amazing. It was so much more than I expected it to be.

What is your inspiration?
Life is my inspiration. I make music about life. Not just my life, but everything that happens around me. We all experience so much in life and everyone wants to tell their story. I want to write and try to illustrate my life story through my music.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Anyone can be successful. As long as you’re doing it for the right reasons you’ll be successful.

Where can we find you on social media?
Twitter: @munkimusiq
Instagram: @jmusiq8
Facebook: @Jamal Musiq | @munkimusiq
Snapchat: @MunkiMusiq

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