“If you want to achieve a certain goal you are going to have to work very diligently.”
Check out the interview with RichSoFresh exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
RichSoFresh: I went to school for audio engineering and I ended up recording my first two songs there, as well as others. After I graduated I ended up getting in contact with an engineer that my sister introduced me to and I began recording some covers to develop my fan base at his studio. I started working on my first CD entitled Set In Stone with my own original music soon after. Guess the rest is history.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Your only limit is you. I definitely will encourage others not to place limits on what they can accomplish. A lot of it is psychological. If you want to achieve a certain goal you are going to have to work very diligently. It won’t come easy, but if you have a vision you must be willing to push yourself no matter how difficult the challenge is.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Some of the hardest challenges and tasks in my position include trying to convince others to take my music career seriously. Also, trying to stay afloat when people say derogatory comments towards my music.
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 the best outlet right now. I would encourage all artists to take advantage of it. The number of people who have social media is climbing each and every day, so it’s the best bet to take advantage of the people on there that could have access to your music.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Brooklyn, New York I feel is the home of many talented artists and has a very active music scene. The artists are very dedicated, especially the local ones. The fans are very supportive and it’s such a delight to witness.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Hopefully on the big screen, just kidding. I definitely would like to see myself performing more and getting my music heard on a whole new level. Possibly hearing my music on TV or a movie, that would be nice.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Past: Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Nas. Also life experiences inspire me as well; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Today: Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Logic, Nicki Minaj, and Andy Mineo to name a few.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I feel a bit indifferent about the music out today because the music doesn’t compare to 90’s and even the early 2000’s. The lack of depth is what I dislike about the music today. I’m more into music with a deep message behind it. A lot of it is basically just filler with a really good instrumental.
Where can we contact you and find you online?