“My biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what I am is to be yourself and find your purpose in life. Find what you are here to do and leave your mark on this planet we call Earth.”

Check out the interview with Phobia The Greatest exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Phobia The Greatest:
Since I could remember I’ve always had a passion for music. I wrote poetry throughout elementary and kept it to myself. In junior high I started to write more lyrics and expand my comfort zone. Soon enough by the time I was in high school I was doing shows and got locally known.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
My biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what I am is to be yourself and find your purpose in life. Find what you are here to do and leave your mark on this planet we call Earth. Do what you love, the only one who can stop you is you.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Some of the hardest challenges of being an artist is not being afraid of what people are going to say about your music. Good or bad you are putting yourself out there and of course there will be criticism. Some of the hardest task as an artist will probably be maintaining school, a job, and writing music.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Media plays a big role in advertisement. If you are consistent with publishing your music on Soundcloud and getting it out there on your social media accounts, you will create a fan base. With patience, consistency, and time that fan base will grow. Media also plays a big role in promotion. You have to keep fans updated.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I come from Salt Lake City, Utah where there is no music scene; I’d say it is in the making. This is the generation that will make SLC be known for its artistry. The fans here are really supportive and the artists work together to get each other’s music out; definitely a friendly community.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
In a year I see myself finishing up college here in SLC, moving to California to further my education, and proceed with my music career.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I would definitely say east coast underground rap has to be one of my biggest inspirations. So many legendary artists who have given this world powerful messages through music and seeing an impact on society is incredible. It inspires me to do the same with my music, push what I want to see changed in the world, and make a positive impact.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music coming out today is mostly for the hype. It’s more about the sound rather than the meaning and it’s kind of sad honestly. You can have a really good sound with garbage lyrics and the youth will still go for it. I would say the only good music out there right now would have to be underground.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/PHOBIA801SHUFFLES
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhobiaTheGreatest
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Phobia47
Twitter: www.twitter.com/PhobiaOfficial
Instagram: www.instagram.com/phobiathegreatest/?hl=en
Snapchat: Phobia_801

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