“Stay true to yourself even if you get a 100 no’s keep going until you get that yes.”
Check out the interview with Rych Twyn exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Rych Twyn: I was helping artists record and then I was incarcerated. A friend told me I should take the time to focus on myself and write my life story through music, so that’s what I did.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I make ads on social media. I have a host of kids pass out flyers and posters. I also post tons of videos of me listening to my music on my social media.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge is that there a lot of rappers in the industry, yet we don’t work together so we all can make it. I overcome it by keep pushing and surrounding myself with people who want to see me make it.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
In my home town of East Palo Alto, CA the music scene is kind of small. There aren’t that many music outlets other than the June Tenth that happens one weekend a year. There’s a lot of rappers where I come from. I like that not everyone is rapping about the same stuff. What I don’t like is that they don’t support each other.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
All genres of music connecting and focusing more on what’s going on in world events. Making music to help change the world. Artists can be more a part of it by taking a stance and not being afraid to speak up.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay true to yourself even if you get a 100 no’s keep going until you get that yes. Don’t ever give up on your dreams if you truly want to be successful.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My surroundings and my life events are what inspires me to write my music.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I first choose a beat, then I let that beat speak to me; that’s what tells me what kind of song I’ll be writing.
What do you think makes a great song?
The beat first because for the first few seconds that’s all you hear. At that moment you know if you want to keep listening or not. Then there is the concept of the song that brings the listener in.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: Jamaine da boss