“You’re not gonna make it, or try as hard, if you don’t truly love doing it “
Check out the interview with Nic Angelo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Nic Angelo: My whole life I have been around music. I’ve always loved music. My mom would usually be listing to some oldies. I remember the first rap song I heard was “Salt Shaker” by the Ying Yang Twins. My brother would always be listening to good rappers like Tupac, Eminem, or Nas. So I guess I might have got influenced by that. I taught myself how to play guitar and I just always loved to write music; it’s one of my favorite things to do.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
I would tell them to never ever stop grinding to reach your goals and you have to have a real passion for what you do. You’re not gonna make it, or try as hard, if you don’t truly love doing it; make sure that if your weren’t getting paid for it would you still do it.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I would say school because to me it’s a waste of time because I could be doing so much more with that extra 8 hours i spend at school every day. I’m not saying school is bad or to not go to school, but I am saying for my position that’s how it is.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I would just say to get a good quality video and post it on all social media. Be your own manager and run your business which would be your music career.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and growing up in Phoenix you see everything every day. I’ve seen people get killed, I’ve seen people do every drug. I’ve done a lot in my city, niggas know, but there’s not a lot of big artists from AZ. I plan to be the biggest, but there are a lot of underground artists and the fans are loyal; very real fans.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
On a boat. I see myself living my dream and still working on new goals and just being a very positive person. I see myself with no more stress, or at least not as much.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Tupac is by far my favorite artist of all time. I love all music. I like the Stylistics, Teddy, and Luther. I love all music if it’s good. I look up to Jesus.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Some is good, some is bad. I’ll tell you if I like it or not. I’m not gonna sugar coat anything. I don’t really like most of the trap music, but some of it is ok. I just like real shit that I can relate to because that’s the type of shit that gives me the chills when I hear music
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook: nic angelo