“The best thing that happened in my career so far was finding exactly what my vision was. I feel that what brings the success is understanding what your success is.”

Check out the interview with S.A.M. The Original exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
S.A.M. The Original
: It all started over at my grandmother’s house when I was eight years old. Rapping was a way to express my inner self. Ever since I picked up a Casio keyboard and started expressing my feelings, it’s been history.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I think the best way to promoting yourself as an artist is investing in your craft, social media, and doing many shows.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to be a multi media mogul. I want to not only be a chart topping artist, I want to dabble in other fields like theater, food industry, and etc.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
I think the hardest thing about being in the music business is time management. You have to learn where and when to invest your time in.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
My city is a diverse growing city. There are a lot of great artists who are thriving as well. It’s a slow but fast growing pace overall.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Some advice I can give to other artists will be to invest in your craft. Never lose hope in your dreams and always believe in yourself. You have to be patient in this industry.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing that happened in my career so far was finding exactly what my vision was. I feel that what brings the success is understanding what your success is.

What is your inspiration?
I have tons of inspirations, but the main thing that inspires me is my grandmother. She always told me to do something that you can put your name on it! So from those words everyday it’s a journey to better myself.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Yes, you can be very successful in the music industry. You must remain consistent and very patient. If you can do those two things you can make your goals happen!

Where can we find you on social media?
Official website: www.samodope.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/_samtheoriginal
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Samtheoriginal
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Samodope

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