“The best tip I can give you is to have faith in anything you do, we all play a part in this world.”
Check out the interview with Skood Q exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Skood Q: Growing up I listened to all genres of music, but the journey began in 2008 making music with Julz Tha Joka in high school. I took a pause and wrote music during that time with no instrumentals.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
The best tip I can give you is to have faith in anything you do, we all play a part in this world.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
Some say rags to riches. I just prayed and spoke things into existence when no-one understood me. Most say Skood Q you’re a mentor, a role model, become a pastor, you’re my favorite rapper. I just keep it 1000, freestyled a hard-headed lifestyle away.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Honestly, everybody wants to be in the mix not knowing you have to work, stay humble, and not knock somebody out. The reason I say this is because animosity is what many people hold when you still give when you don’t have much.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I grew up in a small town in Arizona watching Jbeatz produce music for The Set. Currently I don’t know what’s been going on there, but music happened in Pueblo, CO. where my mom was raised. There’s various artist so you never know what you’ll hear living here. It’s live, not in a bad way. You take into consideration what you’re around will always be around.
What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Competition is real, so the game’s either going to make you or break you like Notorious BIG said. How much can you truly endure?
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Meeting artists who made it not knowing. They were scouting, I would sit there and tell myself they ain’t saying nothing. What am I supposed to do? Show respect to get respect? It’s common sense. I just laugh at it now, they truly helped me see a new level of music.
What is your inspiration?
My inspiration is God, my son, nephews, nieces, and pretty much family. Also basketball. Balling 4 A Change I put together in 2015, I didn’t know how many lives were touched. Other people are also my inspiration.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
No comment. It’s up to them. Who am I to judge?
Where can we find you on social media?
You can find my music on Soundcloud, Reverbnation under “Skood Q B.H.B.F.H.F.” For videos look up “Skood Q” on YouTube.
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