“My city is North Highlands. Some people call it a hood and others call it ghetto, I call it home. The artists are great. There’s a lot of slept on talent in Sacramento. I bet if they shine a spotlight on Sac a lot of new mainstream artists would be brought up.”
Check out the interview with Skitzo Norte exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Skitzo Norte: This all started in Sacramento, California inside of a small city called North Highlands with a small group of friends with a dream to make a change. We struggled in our own ways. It helped me understand my vision and what I wanted to accomplish. I’ve always been musically inclined with most genres. I stopped listening to other artists a while back so I could have a better understanding of what type of music I wanted to create. I mainly would like to accomplish a hit single in all genres that produce a change in what is music and how we create it.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
It’s not where you’re at in life right now, nor how you look. It’s what you can accomplish. Put yourself on that peak of perfection. Self-doubt is the biggest dream killer, keep dreaming.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
I would say trying to make a positive change in a lifestyle that promotes negativity on radio and TV. It’s an everyday battle that I won’t win but will try until I parish away.
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 take a personal approach to advertising and promoting my music. I do t-shirt giveaways that involve music purchases. Free singles. I drop off flyers to local music companies that help independent artists.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city is North Highlands. Some people call it a hood and others call it ghetto, I call it home. The artists are great. There’s a lot of slept on talent in Sacramento. I bet if they shine a spotlight on Sac a lot of new mainstream artists would be brought up. The fans are breathtaking. I make it a point to show the people that they matter and without them we wouldn’t be here.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself as the leader of the next wave of music being made. Also the founder of the change. The person that made a difference and helped the community rise above it all.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
2pac, HD of Bear Face Records, and Wiz Khalifa. I look up to a better way of living to get the next person out of the struggle and down the right pathway.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I wouldn’t know. I stopped giving into what other artists create a while back in my music career
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: www.badlungsenttm.com