“There’s a lot of love on this side of the world. Europe is definitely treating us good.”
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Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
K-Mason: Everything started with a dream and a name, the rest is history.
Frank Castle: We pretty much apply everything we learned hustlin’ on the block and applied it to the corporate world. And so far I’ve noticed there isn’t too much of a difference besides the product.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Frank Castle: For starters, always respect the pioneers and everyone that paved the way before you.
K-Mason: Always be true to yourself no matter what anybody says.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
K-Mason: Being independent is much harder since you have to do everything yourself.
Frank Castle: It becomes difficult at times being the artist and your own manager, but that’s a small price we have to pay for wanting complete control of our situation.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Frank Castle: The best promotional tools so far are radio (including internet radio), streaming sites, magazines, blogs, and social media.
K-Mason: Our website has been one of our biggest assets.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Frank Castle: Originally we’re from NYC. I’m from the Bronx and K-Mason is from Harlem. We get love from our peeps in NY.
K-Mason: Now we’re in Stockholm, Sweden and the reception has been incredible. There’s a lot of love on this side of the world. Europe is definitely treating us good.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
Frank Castle: If everything goes according to plan, we should be laughing all the way to the bank.
K-Mason: I see us on a European tour a year from now and hopefully a world tour not far after that.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
Frank Castle: My biggest inspiration has always been my mother. It was hard growing up but she made miracles happen.
K-Mason: In today’s world I look up to all the future generations. I have hope that this world will be a much better place to live in some day.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
Frank Castle: There’s a lot of good music out there, especially in the independent scene. You just have to look for it. I like some of the music, I don’t necessarily like all of it.
K-Mason: As long as there is substance in the music, I’ll definitely give it a chance.