“Also enjoy the process. All the days that are hard and all the times you said you’d quit are the days that make you who you are. Embrace the growth and self-understanding.”
Check out the interview with Napom exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Napom: My love for music began with my late grandmother and mother playing soulful music around the house. My actual involvement in music begun when my older brother came home with turntables. I used to run home soon as school ended to sneak time on the turntables before he got home.
Of course I got caught, but instead of getting mad at me he challenged me, “You think you nice? Lets battle?” I lost the battle but won the invitations to DJ parties he couldn’t do. That was middle school, high school is when I started writing.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Stay the course. The main focus is to remain focused. People, places, and things will attempt to side track you. Set goals and only live for your family and those goals. Also enjoy the process. All the days that are hard and all the times you said you’d quit are the days that make you who you are. Embrace the growth and self-understanding.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Remaining focused. Trying to do everything myself. I can go on. With growth and experience, you learn that you need a good team by your side.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
In today’s world, to me, the best way is the social media platform. There’s no better person to promote your brand but yourself. Stay active, perform, and have merch so your fans can be a walking billboard.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I come from Westchester, New York. Representing Port Chester aka Program City. I love my city. It’s like any other city. You got your serious artists and you have “why not” artists. As far as the fans, I love them. I got a special love for my city, New York as a whole.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself chasing new and bigger goals. A better person with another year of lessons and experiences. My main goal is to create a family dynasty. I’ll be moving towards anything to assist that.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspirations are my late mother Kimberly Foust and late grandmother Tina Foust. They play a major part in my life, even in their afterlife. My older brother also had a major role being the only male around me the most.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
If you take a look back in time, music tends to evolve. History tells us that creative and trend setting sounds changes the way music is made and heard. I like today’s music. I think artists are starting to make the music they wanna make. A lot of new artists are just being themselves and having fun. I’m intrigued in lyrical content and creativity myself, but that’s just me.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official Website: www.LifeIsNapom.com