“… find out what you’re passionate about and always keep it in mind when you make your choices. Poor lifestyle choices have the ability to assassinate the dream.”
Check out the interview with Rome Logan exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Rome Logan: I was in 7th grade when I got offered my first recording contract, but didn’t sign. After that I was working on my own until I met D Roc and we started sculpting out the sound you hear. I still wasn’t sure where all of this was going until we went to Atlanta and I opened up for Kurtis Blow. Since then I’ve seen Grammys, platinum plaques, and million dollar studios which leaves me feeling more motivated than ever! I was born to do this.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
The best advice I can give any kid is this: find out what you’re passionate about and always keep it in mind when you make your choices. Poor lifestyle choices have the ability to assassinate the dream.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Waking up early is challenging. I’m not a morning person at all but those are business hours. That whole early bird catching the worm thing is totally true.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I think the thing that makes the entertainment business tough is the idea that it’s somehow different than any other business. The best promotion is when fans tell their friends, “Yo this is dope, you got to see it.”
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city helped make me who I am. There’s so many talented musicians and songwriters here so the fans have pretty high expectations. They know the real thing when they see it and I believe it’s a good thing. Nashville is the best of the best. If I make it here, I can make it anywhere.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
A year from now I can see myself touring both the US college market and overseas. I’d like to shoot a video in another country too. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes right now so I can really see it happening. Maybe even sooner than that.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Michael Jackson. Marvin Gaye. Biggie Smalls. Whitney Houston. John Lennon. It’s actually a pretty long list. Knowing that fans are watching and listening is also very inspiring. I’ve gotten a lot of wisdom from watching Will Smith’s interviews, plus he’s done pretty much everything I want to do career wise.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I like most of the music I hear now. I feel like it reflects the times. That’s one thing music has always done. That’s why every generation has a sound.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
I’m all over social media. You can also google me but the easiest way to find me is on romelogan.com. Booking information is on my website as we continue to look at a college tour and 2017 opportunities.