“A challenge that I faced early on was the over saturation of producers trying to get famous and the constantly evolving sound of hip hop and r&b. It was literally driving me insane trying to be competitive.”
Check out the interview with Susanoo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Susanoo: My journey started in Japan during my enlistment in the Navy. I started off as a DJ. This path opened the door to where I met a producer in Virginia named Padrino Stacks. He taught me how to produce my own music. From there after getting a pretty decent fan base I decided to take it serious.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I don’t really get to creative with my promotion. My music takes priority, so that’s my main focus. I kind just create a bunch of music then pick a select few that I set free on the internet. My music promotion is organic, no GMO (laughs).
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
A challenge that I faced early on was the over saturation of producers trying to get famous and the constantly evolving sound of hip hop and r&b. It was literally driving me insane trying to be competitive. So I dropped it, everything. I stopped worrying about others career and me becoming famous and went back to the roots of why I started.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene of my hometown, Clarendon, Arkansas, is trap rap. It’s cool, it’s what I grew up on; however, it wasn’t my wave. I didn’t come up in that lifestyle so the relatability wasn’t 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?
Music is constantly evolving and the taste won’t sit right with most. If an artist wants to be a part of it they gotta hop on that wave and ride it; change with the times or you will get lost in the background of what could’ve been.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Have fun with it, meet the right people. Have people in your corner that are there for you genuinely. Vibe with artists that complement your sound and fight against it, and learn the business aspect of the industry just enough to keep you protected.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Absolutely anything. No lie, I can be inspired by a TV show, another song, a person, and emotions. Anything.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I am a melody guy, so most of the time I build my songs around the melody. Very rarely will I build from the drums up.
What do you think makes a great song?
Soul. If a song can make a person feel just a little, it’s a great song.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Official website: www.BrianBeatz.org