“Never take constructive criticism badly and always have open ears to the cultural differences in music to experience new things. Remember to rock the stage as good as you rocked your banger in the studio!”
Check out the interview with Prince Amine exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
P.A: I have always had the love for music and always have been surrounded by it my whole young life. I grew up watching my dad perform abroad. I don’t have that big of a history in the music scene yet since I only started last September, but so far it’s been quite a trip from the high school stage to the stage of the big dogs.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Be different. Being unique has always been captivating eyes since the beginning of time. Why is he unique, why is he like that? It intrigues people which leads to a bigger audience but be unique in a good way.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to become an international artist. I aspire to hit the big leagues and enter the “kingdom” of music alongside the shining prospects.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Building a career with people taking you seriously and then accepting the hate and still carrying on no matter what.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
In Montreal, there’s support but there’s also a lot of hatred and envy towards other “known” artists. I have the impression that not many want to see one of their own succeed and that bothers me. It won’t change until one person from this city breaks through that barrier internationally. That is only when the eyes back home will truly open. Sad but true.
What are some of the advice you can give and share with other artists who are still trying to come up?
Never give up. Never take constructive criticism badly and always have open ears to the cultural differences in music to experience new things. Remember to rock the stage as good as you rocked your banger in the studio!
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
So far, hitting 100k+ streams on Spotify and Apple Music with my first album in about 5 months has been incredible. Also back in Montreal, I got to open for a French international artist named Dadju. A true blessing for an artist that has recently started!
What is your inspiration?
Success and leaving a legacy, helping others through the highly seen social status obtained from music. I’ll just leave it at that. The rest is for History books.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, anything can sell. But some are just there for their 15 minutes of fame and fall off the radar. Then you have others that will have a solid career based on hard work and the quality of their work. But yes, anyone can be successful in today’s world of music.
Where can we find you on social media?
On the Gram @princeamineofficial and on Snapchat @Priince14