“Without [fans] there is no us, it’s time to show more love to the people who got us here in the first place.”
Check out the interview with NuNu exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
NuNu: It all started when I was 15, that’s when I knew music was something I had a passion for. When I was 17 my grandmother passed away with cancer and left me some money. So with that money I bought myself a keyboard and began creating my own beats. I wrote one song, a friend heard it, thought it was dope, and the rest is History.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
In the streets in my hometown and the internet of course. Getting my name out there on blogs as well. However I can.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I can’t say that I have faced any yet, I am just beginning my journey.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I live in a city where we don’t even have a hip hop radio station, but the music scene is improving. There’s a lot of local talent out here in my city, we just need to all come together and make it happen. People here don’t really show no support and the ones that do have the same mission as you.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music isn’t going anywhere no time soon. Certain things might change a little, but it’s going to be for the better. That’s what I believe. I believe artists are going to have to be more interactive with the fans. Without them there is no us, it’s time to show more love to the people who got us here in the first place.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Be you and be original. Never give up and keep positive people in your life who want you to be successful in what you love doing. Invest in yourself and be patient. The music isn’t going anywhere, so perfect your craft and be consistent.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Knowing my big break isn’t too far from where I am. All it takes is that one hit song. Also, the feedback I have been getting has been nothing but positive, so that also pushes me to keep going and write more songs. God, my life, and my family all inspire me to write songs.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
95% of the time I find an instrumental that I am feeling and write to it. When I have a lot on my mind I just write how I’m feeling and find the music to go with it later on down the line. Other times, I have to get pumped up by the homies in a freestyle session and then create off of the vibe and energy.
What do you think makes a great song?
One that either tells a good story or one you can relate to is what I consider a great song. It’s something you can feel but hard to explain.
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