“If nothing changes, music is just going to be super generic and only about money. I’m not here to mention names, but if you remove money, drugs, cars, and women from rap music a lot of people we call rappers would disappear.”
Check out the interview with Sirius-T exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Sirius-T: It all started when I was a kid. My dad was a deejay and allowed me to use his set when I was about 4 in his club. At the age of 8 racism became a real problem for me so I started to make poems instead of bashing heads. I was more of a peaceful kid at that time, then came French rap and I just loved it.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
At concerts if the artist allows people to get on the stage I’m the first to jump and scream “Yeah I want to!” Sometimes I wait for them after the event and I’m not afraid to talk to them, to rap with them.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Being anonymous. I’m not well-known and it’s a big problem because I don’t have any label. I rap in French and even if I start making English lyrical rap songs, I’m only known in my city. I just don’t overcome any of those problems that I encounter.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It’s a mess and I love that. In my hometown called Auray you can actually go in a bar and listen to rock and then a few reggae songs – then a rapper will pass by and it just amazing. It’s also only underground. We make music in the street at 1 or 2 AM with friends dreaming about being known so the world could hear what we are trying to create.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
If nothing changes, music is just going to be super generic and only about money. I’m not here to mention names, but if you remove money, drugs, cars, and women from rap music a lot of people we call rappers would disappear.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Never give up. Even if you’re not known and even if you think you’ll never get to live by your passion, just go out and work hard. God will bless you and allow you to get where you want to be. Shitty artist are able to go to radios and TV shows so why not us?
What inspires you to write your next song?
What inspires me to write songs? My past, my present, and what I want or think my future will be. Everything in fact catches my attention.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
Just live my life and like I said, if something happens to me or if I see something that make me think about it I’m going to make a song about it.
What do you think makes a great song?
Passion that you put in it, knowledge, the reality (never make a song about something that’s never happened to you or to someone you know or you saw), and the love you have for the music you’re making.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?