“Some of the ways I promote my music are through Snapchat by making weird videos with my music in the back ground or having my girlfriend and/or friends doing strange and nerdy dances to my songs. I do that with all my social media, but mostly I’m just myself.”
Check out the interview with Prince Infamous exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Prince Infamous: It all started when I was about 11 maybe 12 years old, but it wasn’t until my cousin B.G. encouraged me to help him write music that I found out that I had a voice. It took me about 3 years to record my first song. I titled the song “Fifteen.” The song was extremely emotional for me because of the life experiences I was going through at the time
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Some of the ways I promote my music are through Snapchat by making weird videos with my music in the back ground or having my girlfriend and/or friends doing strange and nerdy dances to my songs. I do that with all my social media, but mostly I’m just myself.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The biggest challenge there is in the music industry is all the fakes and janky promoters they’ll bleed you dry if you don’t have the proper management team behind you.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene in Bakersfield is talented. The biggest problem out here in the field is that everyone lacks direction, no one wants to take the initiative and open their own lane. They all try to copy what they hear on the radio instead of doing what sets them apart and makes them special.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music is bright because eras of music are so unpredictable and I think if artists stay true to themselves instead of trying to please these labels music in general will be extremely better off.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do, be yourself, get paid up front, and read those contracts several times. Don’t just skim over them because half of these contracts are made to fuck you over.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Life events inspires me, my daughter, and my family.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Honestly, whatever beat I hear speaks to my heart differently. With that being said I handle every track differently.
What do you think makes a great song?
Originality, energy, and the connection between you and whoever is listening.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
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