“Stay true to the grind no matter what obstacle.”
Check out the interview with Pooqie exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Pooqie: It started all in Hoover High School in Birmingham, AL. My friends and I were chilling in the car when someone played 2 Chainz featuring Big Sean (KO). The melodies and lyrics were so beautiful and it gave me inspiration to actually give this music career a shot.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Social media and face to face interactions. Tip is to always listen to good, new music.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I will become one of the best southern record producers.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing for me having artists be generally interested and actually using your music. There is a lot of fake and unmotivated people in this industry.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
In Birmingham there is a lot of open real estate for the music scene, but it is at a standstill. The city lights are beautiful and the women are gorgeous.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Stay true to the grind no matter what obstacle.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing for me is actually having people like my beats and chasing a music career.
What is your inspiration?
God, family, and 2 Chainz’ “KO.”
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes anything is possible