“With the power of the internet today in music I put a huge amount of time and resources into social media and the blog world. I have several promotion and marketing people in place that aid me with it all.”
Check out the interview with Southpaw Sosay exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
S.S: For me, it all started around 16 17 just playing around with rhyming and maybe 2 years later when I left New Orleans for college in Montgomery, AL I just started writing and recording more and more as the years went by.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
With the power of the internet today in music I put a huge amount of time and resources into social media and the blog world. I have several promotion and marketing people in place that aid me with it all.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Biggest thing today is getting the masses to really take the time to listen to your material. As an independent artist that’s the uphill battle to me.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I can say Montgomery has grown a lot in terms of hip-hop in the city. A lot of radio DJs have come and gone and with that, there’s change and new networking to be done but it’s a scene there.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Online avenues of marketing and getting the music to the masses will only grow even more. The numbers are there, people can get their music from there phones and it’s where it’s all headed. The CD is the 8 track of the present time in my opinion.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
If this is not your passion don’t waste your time and energy. If you can’t handle rejection stay away from this industry. Have a sense of your worth and what it is you represent. Be you on your music and long as it’s from the heart and not a ploy you can make it like anybody else.
What inspires you to write your next song?
I get my inspiration from any and everything I have experienced in my own life. My true life is a screenplay, I feel like my honest life story can make a great song at any time I feel possible.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
No steps, I hear a beat of it makes me write I write, if not I go to the next one. Never over think when creating it never works out good for you.
What do you think makes a great song?
Delivery, lyrics, and content over great production.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
@sosay420 on Twitter and Instagram
Nug Recordings and Media Group on Facebook