“When I’m working on music my anxiety, AD, OCD, and depression can come out, but you can’t let things hold you down.”

Check out the interview with Thy Comedian exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
Thy Comedian:
When my brother got out of RYDC he let me read lyrics he wrote because we were starting a Nu Metal band. What he wrote for me made me want to write my own and when I did that hobby turned into passion. I guess you could say I was in the entertainment business before then because I acted as a zombie for a short indie film called Followed.

What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Don’t give up no matter what happens. Learn your craft and don’t be like the next guy. Be open minded to try new things with music and don’t release anything you’re uncertain about. If you’re not 100% behind it give it time and come back to it, sometimes that’s all it takes.

What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
When I’m working on music my anxiety, AD, OCD, and depression can come out, but you can’t let things hold you down. I wouldn’t say it’s my hardest task, but mixing and mastering all my music is one of them. I do a good job, but I can’t afford a professional and it takes a lot of time. Finding places where I can record I’d say is the worst.

We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I can think of plenty of ways to do it, but I’d love to have a wider audience. I’m more focused on growing with my music.

Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
I was born in Guatemala, but raised in The War (short for Warner Robins). As far as artists go I’m from a collective called Crown Family. We got a lot of people with the same dream as me under the CF and I can promise those artists won’t disappoint. Fans? I got supporters, but it still needs to grow.

Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself working on a new project, hopefully working with new producers and doing more live shows and gaining more knowledge than I have now.

Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My first inspiration was George A. Romero because to me that man’s a legend. He made me want to direct. My love for directing was there before I got into music. Another inspiration would be Donnie Kennz. I’ve been listening to him since I was like 11 or 12 and he always inspired me. Now it’s mainly my boys who became my brothers who inspire me.

How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
There’s plenty of artists who make industry rap worse than it was, but there’s still artists working in the game that keep it true. Mainstream radio rap as a whole is all glitz and glamour and with that being said I feel like it’s up to the listener to decide what they want to hear.

Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official website: thycomediansixowe.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/jrobert-popken
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCVSR4q6-2axuKV8Fwpchqxw
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThyComedian?ref=bookmarks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thycomedian_60
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thycomedian_60