“Stereotypes and the trends of course. I feel like no one’s making music. … There isn’t enough self. To overcome I just be as much of myself as I can manage! I know my place right now.”
Check out the interview with Robbi Robb exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Robbi Robb: With my dad. I grew up banging Hot Boys and No Limit. When I was about 8 my pops taught me how to rap while we was riding down the road. I’ll never forget that green Jeep Cherokee.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Quite honestly, I’m new to the promo side of things so I’m still learning the basics. Then I can get creative hopefully. I just try and keep people around who support and will push whatever we/I’m doing.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Stereotypes and the trends of course. I feel like no one’s making music. Like real music, trap or otherwise. There isn’t enough self. To overcome I just be as much of myself as I can manage! I know my place right now.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I love my city with a passion. Nitty, gritty, grimy, beautiful! We’re like a mini Atlanta or at least have the potential to be. Our support system is janked up! Just sitting back and peeping game, and seeing the difference between us and the A, it’s crazy. So support is what I feel we need.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I don’t really know how to answer the second question there except for being accountable for the shit we say, good or bad. As far as the future of music goes, everything’s full circle. It’s wherever we take it. Wherever the world allows us to go which is limitless.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Work and work and work some more. Stay in the booth and don’t release any music until you get every detail sorted out. Have a plan. And if you hit big before me come give me some advice.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Expression of course. Music’s serious to me and I’m passionate about it. So it’s a rush. I love the rush. It’s pure sport to me.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
The beat always first. I can rap to anything but making a song is different. I love the down south vibe forever! I’m from the Carolinas, still here. After the beat I just start writing. No particular order as far as verse and hook.
What do you think makes a great song?
Anything that gives you any type of energy. That energy makes you bounce or bob your head.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?