“People are scared of change, but once they hear it it’s going to be an awesome mind blowing experience.”
Check out the interview with RedSoul exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
RedSoul: It started in California in 2014. I was living out there with my brother and I got a job at Walmart. I met some friends, we would smoke, and freestyle on our break. I got into writing raps and ever since then I have been taking it serious.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Remember what you doing it for. I do it for the art and the hip hop culture. If you’re doing it for a paycheck, then this is not your profession.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
My hardest task is making people actually listen. A lot stuff you hear on the radio is catchy or it has a good beat to it. I feel like I have a voice that needs to be heard and to show people a new style. People are scared of change, but once they hear it it’s going to be an awesome mind blowing experience.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media is your biggest help. We have so many platforms now anybody can go viral, so why not use it your advantage to take your art the next level? I became business partners with my brother and his company is Foxxtale Studios; he does all my marketing and advertisement. Shout out to him, we’re blessed.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I’m from Alton, IL. My city is very passionate; a lot of good artist are out there doing their own thing. I also think it’s wasted talent because some people have that small mentality. The fans are very supportive of everybody.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from today I see myself more focused than ever, a lot more music. I see touring the United States, meeting and networking with different people and just setting up a plan to move forward on the path of success for me and my family.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration are the ones that come with a message in their music. I get inspired by live sounds, drums, saxophone, piano, etc. and producers like Pete Rock, Madlib, 9th Wonder, J Dilla; their sounds came alive in the music and that’s how I want people to feel like.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I do love the new music, the industry can always use new voices in people’s ears. I feel like there’s not enough music where people can understand more than the value of the songs you hear on the radio, meaning learning from music you can think on and that’s where I come in.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
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