“Make your content high quality. If your music’s good and it’s not high quality, the music industry won’t take you serious.

Check out the interview with Playa Way exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Playa Way:
I recorded my first song in 2013 in a basement. I used some Apple headphones to record my voice. People heard my song when it was uploaded on YouTube and told me I was talented! Ever since that day I started taking music serious and started going to a real studio.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Keep making music constantly. Make your content high quality. If your music’s good and it’s not high quality, the music industry won’t take you serious.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
My challenges are having a hard time promoting my content. People tell me that my music’s good, but not enough people are seeing it.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
The best way to promote yourself is by sending your songs to real music business people. Another way is by spending some money on promotion so that you have a higher chance of getting noticed. You also have to tell them your story and other things that you do besides music. For an example: I’m not just an artist, I make all the beats I record on.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I was staying in Atlanta and it’s a great city with great artists. There are crazy fans in Atlanta that are willing to spend money. The bad news is that I just moved from there to Knoxville, TM. There aren’t many artists in this city. I’m well known in this city now and most of my fans are here.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself working with big artists a year from now. If people say my music’s good, then there’s no way I can fail. I feel like I’ll gain more fans as time goes on and I’ll start getting money from doing something that I actually love doing.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I’m inspired by Tupac, J. Cole, Future, and Lil Wayne. In today’s world I look up to the artists who are making a good living off the music they make. I look up to the artists who’ve been in the rap game for a long time and actually know what they are doing.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music coming out today is very embarrassing! I feel like hip hop has changed in so many ways. Some artists still make great content, but they’re being over looked. If I ever get a chance to get into the game I know for a fact I would make a difference. My music’s different and includes true stories and a deep meaning.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/playaway100
Twitter: @playawayfr
Instagram: @playa.way