“I want to be able to advocate for the special needs community and use my career to get my point across.”
Check out the interview with Rahn Anthoni exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Rahn Anthoni: It started when I was 3 years old shaking the shakers in my family’s Gospel group called The Family Voices.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
When you are consistent with what you believe in it is the best way to stay on top of things. Getting a publicist, working all social media, and doing things for free is a way to start. Giving your music away is a way that will get you known so that you can have a show.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to be able to advocate for the special needs community and use my career to get my point across. The Dove Awards/Grammy’s is the key to my success. Being able to speak as an advocate and sing the songs I know will speak life into people is my ultimate goal.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing about being in the music industry is when you are not performing. It’s a must to perform all the time, but when the dead time comes it’s the hardest.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
In Atlanta it’s great living here because of the action in the film and music industry. The music is pretty big here especially now since it’s incorporated with film. Atlanta always has something going on in the industry, the club scene, church scene, or anything else dealing with life. Life is inspiring here as if we are in New York.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
You must meditate, stay positive, and never give up. It’s up to you to make this happen. If you stop, it stops. No matter what comes your way it’s a must to keep on moving toward your vision. Have a vision and write it down. If you say it in your mind that you are winning an award at the Grammy’s then you will make it come to pass.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing that happen in my career is working with Fred Jerkins of Darkchild Records. Working with Unc Freddie (Michael Jackson’s producer) is a dream come true. Having Michael Bass write a song for me is like working with Michael Jackson. Michael Bass has written for major A-list artists like Tamar Braxton, LaTocha Scott, and Darlene McCoy.
What is your inspiration?
The infinite one is my inspiration. Life inspires me to love all and my mom Johnnie Mae Hatcher is my inspiration.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, anyone can be successful in today’s world. I feel it’s easier because of the internet. If you are consistent and don’t allow others to do your work then you will be what you want to be in the industry. If you have the mind to not allow things to make you quit then you will be successful.
Where can we find you on social media?
Official website: www.rahnanthoni.com