“The hardest thing for me I believe would be time management for the people I love. To be in the industry and make music means work and investments of time, energy, pain, and heartache because you’re destined for something better than to be normal.”
Check out the interview with Prince Lit exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
PL: So where this all began. I have been writing my whole life in fact as my brother says I’ve been rapping since I was like 4. He says I would just sit at the dinner table and come up with rhymes.
There was a hard part in my life where I had to go into foster care. I was there because I wanted to commit suicide. In foster care, I found the outlet of spoken word poetry by this beautiful organization called from ashes they taught me that I don’t have to speak the language of victimization. And I can become who I want and do what I want in the world.
I kept my passion and transformed my poetry into music. Being a spoken word poet I rapidly got connected with non-profit organizations all around Colorado.
I performed a lot for the organization mile high united way. At one of there events, I performed and meet Big Sexy (a promoter in association with Top Flight Empire). From there I was looking for a connection. Big Sexy directed me to D.J Kush. From there D.J Kush liked me as an artist and we have been working together for three years now. I will be releasing my album on February 19th, 2018.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Just word of mouth actually. Letting people know about your music and having a wide array of people take the time to actually listen, and judge you as an artist. The connection is key. Your music has to connect emotionally or spiritually. You cant ask people to listen to something they cant relate to. Focus on yourself as an artist. If you can connect to your music so can I. At this point turn it up around your friends and. Key key key. Let them know who you are. And where to find you. Make sure you have your social media ready to go. And get ready for constructive criticism. Because you are in for a ride. Its called your music career.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I know this sounds cliche but I want to be remembered as great. I want to be remembered as the greatest force to hit the industry since 2Pac.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing for me I believe would be time management for the people I love. To be in the industry and make music means work and investments of time, energy, pain, and heartache because you’re destined for something better than to be normal.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
The music scene in Denver is one of its flourishes of art. If you don’t appreciate art then you don’t appreciate Denver music. We are a culture of its self. The mountains and the smiles speak to us all. The passion in my city can never be broken. My city stays lit. It will never get boring. If there isn’t an event blocking me from getting to my bus in downtown. Then there are always the malls and other city bars popping. Maybe some open mic. A movie hmm some late night dinner. All I have to say is that I love it in Denver C.O. and so does everyone else cus they are moving here.
What are some of the advice you can give and share with other artists who are still trying to come up?
Keep pushing forward in life I know it gets hard but you have to push your energy forward. With every bounce back bounce up in that verse and become versatile. Every event in your life has meaning. And guess what people wanna hear it.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing that has happened to me so far is getting accepted into using music for a chance to win a record deal. I will be flying out in April of 2018.
What is your inspiration?
My inspirations are, first and foremost God. The next main inspirations are my two beautiful daughters Alanis and Prazeiah
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
If you stay focused yes and believe. You can do whatever you Put your mind to. If you speak it and believe it it will always become true.