“Well, I used to not be able to freestyle rap when I was young, but when I focused and applied my mind to what I wanted to do which was rap. I began to practice in my head using my inner voice. Later, I became good at rapping with my inner voice then I start to speak with my music.”
Check out the interview with Pomp Nasty exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
PN: My name Pomp Nasty started because in Puerto Rico in my father’s hometown he is known as Pompi. Then he would call me little Pomp, then which became Nasty Pomp. That’s why my name is Pomp Nasty.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Well, I used to not be able to freestyle rap when I was young, but when I focused and applied my mind to what I wanted to do which was rap. I began to practice in my head using my inner voice. Later, I became good at rapping with my inner voice then I start to speak with my music.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
When I came back to California after Puerto Rico, I was jobless and broke. I woke up every day with nothing to do other than rap. I made 100 rap songs in my first month. My room studio consists of My laptop, a Microphone from the video game Rockband, and a soundbar. Every day I would wake up and make 3 songs throughout the day, and that is how I became better at rapping.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Honestly, I don’t have much experience promoting my music. I just use SoundCloud to promote my music for free. Most of all my music is free to download from Soundcloud.
For all of you starting rap, artists that are broke, I recommend using Fiverr for online SoundCloud promotion, but other than that on a high level find your side hustle. Once you have your side hustle other than rapping you must save to pay for a professional music marketer that has experience.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I grew up in Northern California which is part of the Bay Area. People love hip-hop everywhere. Including towns like Santa Rosa and Petaluma. I’ve watched most of the rap shows I’ve gone to was at the Phoenix Theater including Andre Nickatina, Too Short, etc.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
My plan is to make my money from my online businesses & CPA marketing because I don’t just rap. I’m also about my money, and I hustle well online.
I plan to use my money from my online business to pay for music marketer that has more experience than me. That could be the mentor for my music path and guide fans to me.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I would say my Dad because he has taught me how to be a man in a tough world today, and I respect that.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I think mainstream likes to promote rap music that is NOT like the real rap of the 90’s such as Tupac & Notorious BIG. I think a lot of new rappers are not on the level of 90’s rap. I don’t want to say any names, but they inspired me because their raps seem easy to me.
Thanks! Where can we contact you and find you online?
Thanks Skilly for this feature. I don’t have my own Pomp Nasty website yet, but fans can find and follow me on my Soundcloud.
Check me out here & follow!