“That’s the way to do it, they believed in themselves. That’s all it takes. Maybe you can be successful.”
Check out the interview with ARTIST exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
PUnChie 3times: I started rapping at the age of 16. Me and my partner Nem use to freestyle in his booth that was in a closet. Ever since I found out I could rap I fell head over heels for the craft. Now everybody is waiting for me to drop hits.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way to promote yourself is by networking. You get out what you put in. I’m always doing shows and passing out demos. All that is exposure. I work with different artists, it’s a good way to start a brand and get your name out.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
One of the best rappers to ever do it. I would like to motivate the people to let them know if I can make it so can you. I come from the gutter were there’s no sunshine unless you open the curtains. If you don’t grind, you can’t shine. I would like to be a helping hand in my city and a motivational speaker and teacher.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Everybody is out for themself and hating. Rappers are the worst in the music business, everybody wants to be the main man instead. Teamwork makes dreams work.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
My city is over overlooked. I stay in Birmingham, Alabama. Ain’t no love in my city, it doesn’t really doesn’t support rappers.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Focus. Don’t let the club females sidetrack. Perfect your craft and never give up. If you got a team and they aren’t supporting you, be a leader and they will follow. When you feel like giving up, keep pushing.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing ever happen in my career was when I got 3,000 for my first. It’s not that much, but it got my career headed the right way.
What is your inspiration?
My mother and father are my biggest inspirations. They passed away. They liked the fire that was in me. When I’m down and out and my back is against the wall I go the hardest. The gutter projects motivate me.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes I do feel that you can be successful because most rappers ain’t got good music. They just have fame because they built their brand. That’s the way to do it, they believed in themselves. That’s all it takes. Maybe you can be successful. Desiigner is a perfect example.
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. I ain’t hard to find, just type in #PUnChieCandyMan. Google me: PUNCHiEThreeTimes.