“The hardest thing for me in the music industry is my city. The music scene in Oklahoma City is growing but isn’t taking serious in a global aspect like New York and California are.”

Check out the interview with SKIV exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
SKIV:
My history with music started when I was incarnated at 18 years old. I would write down melodies, poems, and rhymes. I used it as a way to escape my secluded reality.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best way I’ve found to promote myself is persistence. Find a source to exercise promotion and continue every day at it.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to have fun. To me, if you’re enjoying what you do then you’re not working at all.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
The hardest thing for me in the music industry is my city. The music scene in Oklahoma City is growing but isn’t taking serious in a global aspect like New York and California are.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I love OKC, the independent grind out here is a deeper struggle that only we artists can understand. O’city has a huge underground fan base that floods the internet and the streets.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Be yourself. Don’t try to be like anyone else, just do you.

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
The best thing for my career has been my family’s support.

What is your inspiration?
My inspirations comes from real life events to government, art, love, emotions, history, and the dislike of today’s watered down hip hop era.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Success can be measured from short term goals to long time achievements. Everyone who is doing what they love is successful.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: www.facebook.com/itsSkiv
Twitter: @its_Skiv

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