“I would definitely say my family has been one of my greatest inspiration when it comes to this life of music that I live. They want me to be successful because they watch how much time I put into my dream.”
Check out the interview with Nsomniaddic exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
N: Well for the group Nsomniaddic it consists of two skilled artists. There is Jay Aaron (The Poet) and BigSykes. Although music was born into there souls they both started out singing only in church. BigSykes was gifted with the voice to sing and Jay Aaron (The Poet) was branded with the voice to speak with his words. By the time they hit high school they both knew what they were destined to become. Our pathways have not always been the same. Jay Aaron (The Poet) went on after high school to open up for Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony back in 2014. BigSykes went on to play football in college. We didn’t form our group until we went out to Houston, TX to perform for Coast To Coast Live in September of 2015. Over the years we stayed connected music wise but lately, as of 2017, our music is beginning to strive.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My advice for the young kids out here now trying to find their passion in life is to never settle for defeat. People will try to knock your ambition from all sides. Doesn’t matter if its friends, family, or enemies, never let someone steal your joy from you. If you have a dream then chase that dream and always pray to God to guide you in the pathway that you choose. Always follow the path the wind takes you on. Quoted By: Jay Aaron (The Poet)
My advice I would give our youth is to never give up on your dreams always keep God in your life. Make sure you go the extra mile for your talent because their someone else out there putting in more effort and time to be successful. Also, try to make your journey as stress-free as you can because it does get hard at times. You will have down times when you’ll feel like the drive and dedication that you have hasn’t gotten you anywhere, but stay positive and see through it so you remain strong-minded. Quoted By: BigSykes
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Well being a poet is definitely one of the hardest challenges I face as being an artist. So many people want to be rappers nowadays and then produce the sounds that are brainwashing our children of today. Also, a challenge I face is working with artists who are willing to put in all there efforts in their music. Music is what I absolutely love and I put in overtime when performing or even recording because I want my music to sound different then what is out today. Lastly, it’s hard trying to spread the message of awareness in songs or even dropping bars that you know that most won’t understand. Now don’t get me wrong, yes we need our music that will play in strip clubs or clubs in general but as artist our jobs are to teach the younger one’s knowledge in our music so that they can become the future. Quoted By: Jay Aaron (The Poet)
My hardest challenges are allowing myself to stop fighting for what I believe in and not pushing myself to do my best to my abilities when singing. Another thing is trying to stay at the top when we all know our generation of music is changing and the fans have different likes every year. So I’m obligated to give them the music that they want and strongly deserve. Some task could be harder than the other, like studio time and finances. Great quality is a must when it comes down to finding a great studio. Therefore the mixing, mastering and your music have to be hot enough to send out to your fans. Quoted By: BigSykes
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 say the best way to promote and advertise your music is through all areas of social media. I strongly urge showing your viewers on Instagram little clips of you either rapping along with your music or singing or just letting them hear what you cooking up just in general. Also don’t be afraid to promote your music in the campaigns that Facebook has available for you. Your greatest promoters are yourself, no one is going to do it for you. Yes, your friends, family, and fans will promote your music but don’t forget this is everything that your working for so why not put to work and show them that you’re serious. Quoted By: Jay Aaron (The Poet)
Yes, the music business is tough and the best way I’ve promoted my music is social media. From creating my own fan page on Facebook, Instagram and others. My family and friends support my music so they make sure their engaged more and are on task for every project that I do. I’ve always been told, ” it’s all about who you know in this world” because when you try to expand your business or music worldwide you’ll have the connects to help to invest in your project. Quoted By: BigSykes
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I Come from the soul of Muncie, Indiana. Although I was Raised in Indianapolis, Indiana the 765 will always be my home. That’s what makes me special because I bring love to both of my cities. A pure collaboration of the 765X317. The artist in Indianapolis varies because yet most are very talented we have a hard time with working together because we’re all trying to make it but no one wants to work together unless they actually are good friends with you. Developing a partnership in music is hard because as I said before finding the right people to work with is not a easy process. Honestly the fans in Indiana rock with whoever is hot. If your local the only fans you have is the ones who actually see the passion behind your music. Yes, most support you but they can be cold also. Most People in Indiana are tired of so many people trying to become rappers which blinds them from the pure musicians that actually are gifted with their craft. Quoted By: Jay Aaron (The Poet)
My city Indianapolis, Indiana our music industry honestly in all reality can’t relate to those major time cities and states such as Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Louisiana, California or even New York. But there are a lot of artists that get overlooked because of their background or lack of resources. Now there are a few celebrities I know about who left the city to pursue their careers such as BabyFace, Vivica Fox, and Mike Epps. Though they achieve their goals they still knew they had to leave to do so. The fans here are very loyal, especially my fans because they love and support my music. Mostly my fans have come from the different school districts I moved to. By doing that I happened to be able to expand my music from all types of crowds. Quoted By: BigSykes
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself from a year from now traveling throughout the united states and performing at venues and letting my music create a new wave of life. Also, I see my music being streamed on radio stations and hopefully doing radio interviews also. One of my Main Goals is to be featured as an artist with the XXL magazine freshman class. I cant say when it will happen but all I know is that it will happen. Lastly in a year from now, if I could do a feature with either Future, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Jay-Z or even OffSet from The Migos that would be a major highlight in my career. Quoted By: Jay Aaron (The Poet)
In a year from now, I see my self in the inner circle of the music industry having my music played on the radio. Also doing features with icons and put out more hit singles so I can rock iTunes like Cardi B did with her Hit Single “Bodak Yellow”. That would be a big Accomplishment for my career. Quoted By: BigSykes
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I would definitely say my family has been one of my greatest inspiration when it comes to this life of music that I live. They want me to be successful because they watch how much time I put into my dream. From not sleeping, to flying back and forth to record music. Or even allowing me to sleep at their house. I cant say I’ve always had my life together but as of lately everything I’ve worked for is coming along just the way I want. The People I look up to is Edgar Allen Poe, Tupac, J.Cole, Colin Kaepernick and Malcolm X. The one thing all these people have in common is they fight for what they believe in. From poetry to politics, from Football to fighting for equality none of the people ever gave up on what they believed in. Quoted By: Jay Aaron (The Poet)
My biggest inspiration is my family they have stuck with me on this rocky journey and supported every decision I make. The family has always been the key to my music background and they pretty much make up most of my fan base. I would say I look up to two different people. “Drake” I’ve been following his career since Degrassi, actually that’s the first time I heard him rap. One of my favorite albums Drake dropped was “Take Care” soon as I heard that whole album I fell for it. Some of the tracks I listened to were Over My Dead Body, Marvins Room, and Shot For Me. I hope one day to do some music with him. Fredrick Douglas a legend of my history I look up to him because he took a stand for what he believed in and achieve his goals he set for himself leaving us with his famous quote ” Without Struggle There’s No Progression”. Quoted By: BigSykes
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
We cant stop the music that’s coming out today just as much as we cant end the cycle of artist that is coming out either. The only thing we can do is choose to teach the youth better and create actual music for them to listen to. Yes Music can be brainwashing and yes it definitely has an effect on Hip-Hops culture but surely enough everything will change once again and real music shall rise from the ashes and create a different epidemic. We Can only say that we like maybe a handful of artist out and those are Future, Drake, Jay-Z, The Migos, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy. But if we had to pick our favorite artist will always come from the 90’s era and the early 2000’s era. Quoted By: Nsomniaddic
Thanks! Where can we contact you and find you online?
You can contact Jay Aaron (The Poet) on Instagram @a_poets_ambition on Facebook @Jay Aaron (The Poet) Twitter @JayAaron28 and email jayaaron765@Gmail.com
you can contact BigSykes on Facebook @MrRashad Sykes on Instagram @big_sykesmusic and email