“The hardest thing in the music business is being heard because so many people rap and do music now. That goes back to what I was saying with sounding different. If it’s different and good, you’ll be heard regardless.”

Check out the interview with Prince Dollaz exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

SKILLY: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
P.D: It all began in Indiana in my mother’s basement. I was 11 and my brother was rapping and I just fell right behind him as a music artist. We started CDP Ent LLC as a record label way back when and it’s been that ever since. I also branched off into my own label which is PCGN MUSIC LABEL. But everything else is still CDP forever.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Get in contact with fans more, make real music, don’t just try to hear a new artist that’s trending and jump on their sound wave. People love to hear different sounds.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I really don’t have just one thing I want to do, I just really wanna be all around successful as far as career wise goes.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing in the music business is being heard because so many people rap and do music now. That goes back to what I was saying with sounding different. If it’s different and good, you’ll be heard regardless.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
My city doesn’t really support. It’s a lot of hate in my city, they don’t like to see the next person make it. The music scene is alright. It’s something everybody wants to do nowadays. So as far as living here, it’s dangerous, gotta be very careful. I’m from Gary, IN.

What are some of the advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Be you and give what ever you do in life a 100% effort and I promise you, it’s gone pay you back. Just have patience, patience is a virtue. Keep working.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing that ever happened in my career was opening up for E-40 out in fort Wayne IN, with my brother CDP DA don.

What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is my kids and life in general. To progress daily.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, anybody can, it’s just about how bad you want it, and how much you go get it.

Where can we find you on social media?
Prince Dollaz on YouTube, subscribe!
Richie prince Crawford/Prince Dollaz on Facebook
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