“Instead of being like Atlanta and coming together and getting this money together, we have to beef with one another.”

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

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
It all started my senior year in high school. A classmate introduced me to the studio. I wasn’t feeling it at first, but I stuck with it and later formed a rap group with a close friend of mine. The group was called BFAM (Brothers From Another Mother) which later broke up and I went to pursue my solo career.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Don’t never let someone tell you what you can or can’t do. If you have a dream go chase it and turn it into reality.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
Being you, but at the same time trying to be different than every other artist. Also trying to please the fans.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Online promoting is the best because nowadays everybody is locked in on their cell phones or on a computer.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
My city Fort Myers is no different than anywhere else. There’s a lot of hate and there’s a lot of talent there, but most people here are all for themselves. Instead of being like Atlanta and coming together and getting this money together, we have to beef with one another.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself in a better situation than I am in now as far as doing more shows, getting more plays on the radio, and hopefully on tour somewhere.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
I look up to artists that have meaning behind their music and tell stories that you can picture inside your head while listening. Lil Boosie, Rich Homie Quan, Future, Kodak Black, and Plies; I can relate to their music.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
The music that’s coming out now is just the new wave. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like it now; sooner or later it will grow on you. When you find yourself taking a ride in your car alone you’ll sing that song that you hate so much because the radio plays it so much. To answer the question, yea I like some of it.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Instagram: @Swaggbaby_lme
Facebook: @SwaggBaby
Twitter: @swaggbaby_lme