“Startin’ off I was terrible, but I hustled and kept goin’ in the booth nonstop.”
Check out the interview with Rhonin Kalypso exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Rhonin Kalypso: In 2011 I was chilling at my man’s crib smokin’. We had cabin fever on repeat all summer getting’ faded nonstop. I’m no good at freestyling, but I ended up layin’ bars over the mixtape every night just fucked up about it. I told them I’m gonna start rappin’, no one had faith nor believed it. Startin’ off I was terrible, but I hustled and kept goin’ in the booth nonstop. Struggled for it, but 6 years in countin’ I can’t complain. 5 of ‘em were just learning experiences.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Internet and social media, they’ll both be the fastest most efficient and financially stable sources for any strugglin’ or non strugglin’ artist.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Everything, everyone denied me what I could become.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Being heard by the right people.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Small fast paced city, always a lot going on. Music scene’s huge, always lit. Much respect to everybody out there doin’ their thing. At the end of the day it’s far from my last stop.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Always stay hungry, keep ya head up, remain humble and focused. Always pay attention to everything you do.
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
What is your inspiration?
My will to overcome, my team, and a few rappers.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Anyone with enough talent, drive, and ambition can easily do something as long as you have the vision and know where to take it.