“The game needs the 90’s emcees. That originality and creativity is missed.”
Check out the interview with Omatic exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Omatic: There was a college station in my hometown called R.U.R. when I was young, we used to gather around and listen. Track after track we would try to rap and dance or whatever. As I got older I became more interested in writing my own songs. When I got the chance to hear myself in the studio for the first time, I was addicted. I knew then that I would be all in from that day on.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Right now I’m working on a few videos to help get my brand out there as well as allowing fans to see the person behind it all. Social media is always a great tool. I’ve been involved with that for years now. The local club scene is huge. Networking with DJs is always a good way to get your buzz up.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The biggest challenge for me right now getting my music in the right hands to eventually be heard by the right people. It only takes one track. Until then I’ll keep grinding. I believe in myself so nothing can stop it. God has the plan. When it is his will then I will be ready for my blessing.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in my hometown is on fire right now. There are more than a few artists and producers that can make a statement in the industry. Male or female. The creativity is everywhere. The hunger is there. I just wish there was more unity. At times it seems like everyone is for just themselves. We must realize, there is strength in numbers.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I think the future of music is in good hands. Right now, speaking on hip hop alone, I think we are caught up in a phase where rappers feel like if they don’t use auto tune, then they won’t be liked or heard. The game needs the 90’s emcees. That originality and creativity is missed.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
First of all have a work ethic next to none. Take nothing for granted. Believe in yourself even if no one else does. Be willing to invest in yourself. Study the game, top to bottom. Do your research and take notes. Learn from the mistakes of previous artists. Stay prayed up.
What inspires you to write your next song?
What inspires me to write my next song is just the determination to be heard by the world. Also the many obstacles and adversities faced by independent artists makes me continue to be a ‘go ghetto,’ in other words ‘Igot2havit.’
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Songs may come to me in various ways. On some occasions I may have an idea in my head and I bring it to life. Sometimes I throw a track on and just let the beat talk to me. Certain melodies bring out different styles. Once I have the title or the hook the rest is easy work. I just stick to the script, stay on subject, and go into detail as much as possible.
What do you think makes a great song?
What makes a great song in my opinion is first having something to talk about that will reach more than one audience. Have an interesting concept or story to tell. The next thing is to make sure the production is solid. Being able to stay on subject is big in my eyes. Many rappers bounce around on a track.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?