“Take time to work on your craft if you want to be taken seriously and don’t be afraid to be yourself”

Check out the interview with Thrill 2-1-4 exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Thrill 2-1-4:
This all started when I was a kid, recording over instrumentals in my room until I had money for studio time. I didn’t really take it seriously until I graduated from high school.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I make snippets of my songs and post them on all my social media pages, hand out CD’s at performances, and wear my own T-shirts and hats.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
There are stereotypes placed on my music because of where I’m from, but once people take the time to listen they realize it’s not what they expected.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
Dallas, Texas has a very diverse music scene with a lot of talented artists; you just have to look for their music. Some artists are full of ego and don’t want to work with other artists because they feel superior and some people around the city don’t want to give your music a chance if you’re not popular or famous.

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 future of music will be more in the hands of the artists. It’s already moving in that direction, but we need more artist to put in work and stop just throwing out songs because only certain artists can do that.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Take time to work on your craft if you want to be taken seriously and don’t be afraid to be yourself; potential fans will respect that.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Life, the good and bad times, my experiences, and what I have been through.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
It always starts with the beat; it has to catch my attention and just doing that usually gives me a topic.

What do you think makes a great song?
A good track with a great hook is the perfect combination with the right topic. I feel like these things can make the difference between just another song and a great one.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thrillraps
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thrill214
Instagram: www.instagram.com/realthrill214