“You can’t rush greatness. It takes time and you always want to make sure that things are right. This is your craft, your talent, your art!”
Check out the interview with Tech exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Tech: It all started with a piano, a pen, and pad. I started writing poems, music, and hooks. My family’s talented so it came natural. The last name Carter holds a lot of value so it’s not surprising that this is what I would be doing, although I never really thought I would be a rapper. I was into r&b and in r&b groups, but I found my voice/style and it all grew on me.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I use social media, it’s the main thing taking over the music industry right now outside of shows and travel. Social media is key to me.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
The greatest challenge is staying true to yourself and making sure you never lose sight of who you are. There are a lot of influences in the game and you have to stay relevant, so sometimes to do so people tend to loose themselves to stay popping which is unfortunate.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
The music scene is growing big in Atlanta, there’s so many trends that start here and so much talent here. I like that there’s so much room to grow and express yourself. I do feel like with so many people reaching for the same goal it makes it harder to get noticed.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
I feel like the social media will take over. I think CDs are going to be no more. I truly believe the digital platform will be taking over. Artists will just need to be innovative and just keep up with what’s going on.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I always tell people dream big and work harder. You have to work towards what you want. If you want it go get it. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it took effort and hard work to build it. You have to always stay humble. That’s the biggest advice I can give! You can’t be real or true to anyone else when you’re not to yourself.
What inspires you to write your next song?
Life inspires me and the things and people around me. It helps to see people’s ups and downs to get the message across even if it’s not my story. There’s always a message behind the music, whether clear to some and unclear to most, it’s a message to be delivered.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I always start with trying to clear my mind. I like to travel and just take a couple lines down and after the journey is over I just put it all together. Sometimes it takes longer than other times to find the message and find the purpose, but once I find it I get to writing and everything falls into place.
What do you think makes a great song?
Honesty, detail, effort, and time. You can’t rush greatness. It takes time and you always want to make sure that things are right. This is your craft, your talent, your art! Always test and push yourself. It might sound good, but you can always do better. I am a firm believer in pushing harder and improving on every detail as possible.
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